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Toward tiny, solar-powered sensors

New ultralow-power circuit improves efficiency of energy harvesting to more than 80 percent.

The circuit’s chief function is to regulate the voltages between the solar cell, the battery, and the device the cell is…

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First Solar Cell Made of Highly Ordered Molecular Frameworks

New Material Based on Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs) Is Suited for Photovoltaics/Publication in the Journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Researchers at KIT have developed a material suited for photo-voltaics. For the first time, a functioning organic solar …

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New EU project on the hunt for super-solar cell

«Sharc25» aims at 25% efficiency with thin-film solar cells

A European research project launched in May, is setting out to develop extremely efficient thin-film solar cells for the…

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First certified efficiency of 15% in Perovskite Solar Cells with area of over 1cm^2

The research group at the NIMS Photovoltaic Materials Unit achieved 15 percent energy conversion efficiency in perovskit…

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Stanford researchers stretch a thin crystal to get better solar cells

Crystalline semiconductors like silicon can catch photons and convert their energy into electron flows. New research shows a little stretching could give one of silicon's lesser-known cousins its own place in the sun.

Crystalline semiconductors like silicon can catch photons and convert their energy into electron flows. New research sho…

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Cleantech Incubator Licenses UCF-Developed Industry’s First Single-Module Three-Phase Microinverter for Solar Energy Systems

Technology Has Potential to Increase Worldwide Accessibility of Solar Energy

Through research funded by the Department of Energy, the UCF-developed microinverter technology has the potential to sig…

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UCLA chemists devise technology that could transform solar energy storage

A new technology developed by chemists at UCLA is capable of storing solar energy for up to several weeks

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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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