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Challenge to classic theory of 'organic' solar cells could improve efficiency

Because organic solar cells are flexible they could find new applications that are unsuitable for rigid silicon cells su…

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New research could improve solar cells

The efficiency of perovskite solar cells has seen a rapid increase in recent years. But the fundamental properties of th…

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With Polymer Blend, Researchers Develop More Efficient Solar Cells

Yale researchers have significantly increased the efficiency of a polymer solar cell by using a technique that mimics ho…

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Chemists find new way to do light-driven reactions in solar energy quest

Chemists have found a new, more efficient method to perform light-driven reactions, opening up another possible pathway …

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UT Arlington Research Institute teams with Dallas firm to build new solar optics system prototype

The goal of this new technology is to create cost-effective energy that may be used in the commercial market. For a cons…

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Reshaping the Solar Spectrum to Turn Light to Electricity

UC Riverside researchers find a way to use the infrared region of the sun’s spectrum to make solar cells more efficient

UC Riverside researchers find a way to use the infrared region of the sun’s spectrum to make solar cells more efficient

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Sticky tape the key to ultrathin solar cells

Scientists studying thin layers of phosphorus have found surprising properties that could open the door to ultrathin and…

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Nanowires give ‘solar fuel cell’ efficiency a tenfold boost

The electricity produced by a solar cell can be used to set off chemical reactions. If this generates a fuel, then one s…

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Rice finding could lead to cheap, efficient metal-based solar cells

Plasmonics study suggests how to maximize production of ‘hot electrons’

New research from Rice University could make it easier for engineers to harness the power of light-capturing nanomateria…

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NIST Shows Organic Solar Industry Something New Under the Sun

Hunting for the best material from which to build organic solar cells can be like seeking the proverbial haystack needle…

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Depletion and enrichment of chlorine in perovskites observed

The discovery could help to enhance efficiencies of perovskite thin film solar cells by controlled processing to optimiz…

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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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