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The UPC creates solar cells with a record energy performance of 22%

The new system can reduce the cost of producing solar panels and generate more electricity for longer periods compared with traditional cells

This technique makes the cells thicker because it consumes a significant amount of silicon in the process. Black silicon…

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Scientists discover why next-gen solar cells break down in days

Imperial researchers have determined how oxygen and light degrade promising new solar cells and have proposed an innovat…

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Fine-tuned molecular orientation is key to more efficient solar cells

Polymer solar cells are a hot area of research due to both their strong future potential and the significant challenges …

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A super cool roof solution to being hot in the city

A UTS research team is claiming a first in super cool roof technology with a surface that stays cooler than the ambient …

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Ubiquitous Energy to Demo World’s First Truly Transparent Solar Technology at Display Week 2015

Invisible ClearView Power™ Film Covers Displays to Power Mobile Devices and Extend Battery Life

Implemented as a fully transparent film that covers a device's display area, ClearView Power technology transmits light …

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First field-effect transistors on hybrid perovskites fabricated for first time

Researchers from Wake Forest University and the University of Utah are the first to successfully fabricate halide organi…

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New shortcut to solar cells

Rice University discovery employs electrodes as catalysts to make black silicon

Rice University scientists have found a way to simplify the manufacture of solar cells by using the top electrode as the…

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Inkjet printing process for Kesterite solar cells

A research team at HZB has developed an inkjet printing technology to produce kesterite thin film absorbers. Based on th…

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APPLIED MATERIALS’ NEW PHOTOVOLTAIC METALLIZATION SYSTEM BOOSTS CELL EFFICIENCY, SETS LOW COST-OF-OWNERSHIP BENCHMARK

New Tempo™ metallization system can increase cell efficiencies at significant cost savings

New Tempo platforms are successfully being used today by multiple PV manufacturers worldwide. Among the first customers …

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Engineering a better solar cell: UW research pinpoints defects in popular perovskites

A new study published online April 30 in the journal Science by University of Washington and University of Oxford resear…

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U of A Research Team Invents Electrical Power Converter for Renewable Energy

Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have invented a novel electrical power converter system that simul…

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Pseudoparticles Travel through Photoactive Material

KIT Scientists Measure Important Process in the Conversion of Light Energy – Publication in Nature Communications

Researchers of KIT have now carried out experiments using photoactive zinc oxide material in order to study the formatio…

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Analysis sees many promising pathways for solar photovoltaic power

New study identifies the promise and challenges facing large-scale deployment of solar photovoltaics.

In a broad new assessment of the status and prospects of solar photovoltaic technology, MIT researchers say that it is

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New kind of “tandem” solar cell developed

Researchers combine two types of photovoltaic material to make a cell that harnesses more sunlight.

Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of…

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NTU invents smart window that tints and powers itself

This unique self-tinting window requires zero electricity to operate and is also a rechargeable battery. The window’s st…

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Uncovering the secrets of super solar power perovskites

University of Utah study of magnetic field effects could help researchers to fully optimize organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells

University of Utah study of magnetic field effects could help researchers to fully optimize organic-inorganic hybrid per…

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A better method for making perovskite solar cells

Researchers at Brown University have developed a new method for making solar cells from perovskite — a faster, more stra…

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Concrete delivers solar energy – the University of Kassel develops an innovative building material called “DysCrete”

A research team from the University of Kassel recently developed a building material that simultaneously functions as a …

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DTU researchers track electron’s lightning jump through an entire molecule

This exciting achievement brings us one step closer to exploiting the sun’s energy

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Elucidating the Nature of Photocatalytic “Water Splitting” on Silicon Materials

It is known that hydrogen is a clean and transportable carrier for renewable energy. Thus water splitting to produce hyd…

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