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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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RESEARCH UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE VISUALIZES DOPING

First great breakthrough in UT research that should lead to 'solar to fuel' machine

By equipping a semiconductor, with which you can convert sunlight into electricity, with micropillars, you can increase …

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Mike Arnold’s carbon-based nanomaterials could lower cost of solar energy

Arnold leads a research team that focuses on the study of advanced electronic materials for photovoltaic solar energy, e…

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Blu-Ray Disc Can be Used to Improve Solar Cell Performance

Data storage pattern transferred to solar cell increases light absorption

Blu-ray discs contain a higher density of data than DVDs or CDs, and it is this quasi-random pattern, perfected by engin…

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Pollutants in photovoltaic modules – how do they get into the environment?

Solar energy from photovoltaic installations is, actually, considered ecologically beneficial. But most of the photovolt…

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New Materials Yield Record Efficiency Polymer Solar Cells

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have found that temp…

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Efficiency breakthrough for state-of-the-art solar devices

Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for Micro-Photonics have successfully synthesised one-dimensi…

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Stanford chemical engineers borrow technique from petrochemical industry to store solar energy

Many high school students have zapped water with electricity to make hydrogen and oxygen. To turn that chemical process into a type of battery, researchers adapt ideas from oil refineries.

Right now there is no cost-effective, large-scale way to store solar energy. The Stanford researchers believe that elect…

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Graphene/nanotube hybrid benefits flexible solar cells

Rice University labs create novel electrode for dye-sensitized cells

Rice University scientists have invented a novel cathode that may make cheap, flexible dye-sensitized solar cells practi…

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X-ray imaging paves way for novel solar cell production

3D microscope at DESY investigates flexible polymer tandem solar cells

The scientists used a production process, where the different layers of a polymer solar cell are coated from various sol…

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