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Transparent nanolayers for more solar power

Nanostructured material and a new cell design pave the way for the production of silicon solar cells with more than 26 percent efficiency

Several process steps were necessary to produce the layers of the TPC solar cell.. On a thin layer of silicon dioxide, t…

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Scientists develop perovskite solar modules with greater size, power and stability

In the next stage of their research, the team plans to optimize their technique further by fabricating the perovskite so…

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Ever thinner solar cells

In a review article published in Nature Energy, researchers from CNRS highlight the dynamism and richness of the researc…

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Scientists boost stability and efficiency of next-gen solar tech

The scientists first improved the interface between the perovskite active layer and the electron transport layer, by add…

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Making plastic more transparent while also adding electrical conductivity

Guo is continuing to move the technology forward, collaborating on a project that uses transparent conductors in solar c…

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Printed coatings enable more efficient solar cells

Researchers at Cambridge, Imperial and Singapore have developed a method to print ultrathin coatings on next-generation…

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Electrons in the fast lane

Microscopic structures could further improve perovskite solar cells

By combining two microscopy methods, the researchers were able to show that electrons move much faster parallel to the s…

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Quantum phenomenon governs organic solar cells

In the quantum scale, atoms vibrate, and they vibrate faster when they are heated. It is these vibrations that interact…

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Layered solar cell technology boosts efficiency, affordability

The researchers took a perovskite solar cell, a crystal structure that's designed to harvest higher energy photons, and…

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Solar technology breakthrough at UQ

UQ researchers set a world record for the conversion of solar energy to electricity via the use of

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Tandem Solar Modules: One-Two Combination Packs a More Powerful Punch

Perovskite/ CIGS semiconductor pairing promises to boost photovoltaic efficiency

Tandem solar modules consist of two different types of modules in a layered array that puts the solar spectrum to much b…

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Lightyear unveils the world’s first long-range solar car

Prototype Lightyear One debuts in sunrise presentation

The roof and hood are comprised of five square meters of integrated solar cells in safety glass so strong that a fully-g…

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Scientists unlock the potential of ultra-thin 2D materials

The research team, led by Dr Hieu Nguyen, used an innovative approach to show the maximum voltage achievable through lig…

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Solar cells (like people!) work better with caffeine

In UCLA-led study, perovskite-based devices benefit from the strong bond between lead and the same chemical found in coffee and tea

To test whether caffeine would improve the device’s thermal stability, the team made a custom perovskite film by mixing…

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UNIST Unveils Low-cost and High-efficiency Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells

Their findings have been published in the March 2019 issue of Nano Energy. The study finds key to produce perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells that display high efficiency (21.19%).

In the present study, the research team proposed a new method for optimizing the design of low-cost and high-efficiency…

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Light From an Exotic Crystal Semiconductor Could Lead to Better Solar Cells

Rutgers-led team finds a new way to control light emitted by a hybrid crystal

Their discovery involves crystals called hybrid perovskites, which consist of interlocking organic and inorganic materia…

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Unleashing perovskites’ potential for solar cells

New results show how varying the recipe could bring these materials closer to commercialization.

Conventional solar cells made of silicon must be processed at temperatures above 1,400 degrees Celsius, using expensive…

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New Class of Solar Cells, Using Lead-free Perovskite Materials

Their findings have been published in the November 2018 issue of Advanced Energy Materials.

A recent study, led by Professor Tae-Hyuk Kwon in the School of Natural Science at UNIST has taken a major step toward t…

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Caltech Startup Aims to Make Solar Panels More Efficient

Technology from the Atwater Lab makes metal contacts for solar cells effectively transparent

The technology, which is being marketed by a new startup company—ETC Solar, LLC—could potentially improve the output of…

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Imec’s screen printed large-area nPERT solar cells surpass 23 percent efficiency

While p-type PERC solar cells are becoming mainstream in the PV industry, n-type PERT technology is being developed as a…

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