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Researchers enable solar cells to use more sunlight

Scientists of the University of Luxembourg and of the Japanese electronics company TDK report progress in photovoltaic r…

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Researchers have demonstrated Low-Cost, Large-Area Perovskite Solar Cells

Study Hoped to Expedite Mass Production and Commercialization of Perovskite Solar Cells

Recently, perovskite solar cells have emerged as promising next-generation solar cells with a high efficiency of up to

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Magnetic nanoparticles enhance performance of solar cells

Study at DESY’s X-ray source PETRA III points the way to higher energy yields

Adding about one per cent of such nanoparticles by weight makes the solar cells more efficient, according to the finding…

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UCLA researchers identify keys to improved polymer solar cells

Paving the way for lighter and more flexible solar devices, UCLA researchers have identified the key principles for deve…

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Getting 2 for 1: 'bonus' electrons in germanium nanocrystals can lead to better solar cells

Researchers from FOM, the University of Amsterdam, the Delft University of Technology and the University of the Algarve …

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A place in the Sun: A new generation of solar cells

Plants, however, have no trouble capturing the energy they need from the sun. Pigment molecules in plant cells absorb a …

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SOLARDAM – Amsterdam solar energy initiative started

The solar energy research network SOLARDAM has received its first research grant.

The goal of SOLARDAM, founded in 2013, is to carry out a multidisciplinary research program to harvest energy from the s…

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High efficiency concentrating solar cells move to the rooftop

Ultra-high efficiency solar cells similar to those used in space may now be possible on your rooftop thanks to a new mic…

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SMA Wins 17.5 MW Inverter Order for Commercial-Scale PV Installations Nationwide

SoCore Energy Selects Sunny Tripower Inverters for 44 Movie Theater, Shipping and Retail Locations

SoCore chose the Sunny Tripower TL-US three-phase, transformerless inverter for 44 PV projects by Fortune 500 companies …

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New technique could lead to cheaper, more efficient solar power and LEDs

U of T experts suggest crystalized materials may hold wide commercial potential

U of T experts are shining new light on an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could lead to cheaper and m…

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Improved solar panels and printed electronics on the horizon with new discovery

New and improved solar panels could result from the discovery of a new liquid crystal material, making printable organic…

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Demystifying nanocrystal solar cells

ETH researchers have developed a comprehensive model to explain how electrons flow inside new types of solar cells made …

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New Technique Helps Probe Performance of Organic Solar Cell Materials

A research team led by North Carolina State University has developed a new technique for determining the role that a mat…

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Perovskites provide big boost to silicon solar cells, Stanford study finds

Putting a film of the crystalline material perovskite on top of a silicon solar cell increases the cell's efficiency nearly 50 percent, say Stanford scientists.

Stacking perovskites, a crystalline material, onto a conventional silicon solar cell dramatically improves the overall e…

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Maximum efficiency, minimum materials and complexity

Silicon-based thin-film solar cell with a supplementary organic layer can utilise infrared light as well

Silicon-based thin-film solar cell with a supplementary organic layer can utilise infrared light as well

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Noncontact temperature monitoring of photovoltaics manufacturing processes

In thin-film PV cell manufacturing, high-resolution thermal imagers monitor the

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Researchers have Developed Polymer Solar Cells with 10-Year Lifetime Expectancy

Finds Origin of Burn-in Loss in Device Lifetime

A Korean research team has developed polymer solar cells with 10-year lifetime expectancy. Their research is expected to…

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UNL engineers identify, address cause of persistent solar cell issue

University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers have doubled the efficiency of a prominent solar cell technology by unraveling …

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UNSW researchers set world record in solar energy efficiency

The world-beating efficiency was achieved in outdoor tests in Sydney, before being independently confirmed by the Nation…

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Organic layer adds light particles

Solar cells can only use photons with energies above a specific threshold to generate electricity. A German-Australian r…

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