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Direct high-speed charging of electric cars by solar panels

Based on Gautham Ram Chandra Mouli's doctoral research, TU Delft has developed a quick charger together with the compani…

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Monocrystalline silicon thin film for cost-cutting solar cells with 10-times faster growth rate fabricated

Controlling nano surface roughness of porous silicon

A research team from Tokyo Tech and Waseda University have successfully produced high-quality thin film monocrystalline …

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New transistor concept, solar cell included

What ICN2 researchers propose in this work is a compact self-powered transistor that incorporates the energy source and …

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Proton transport in graphene shows promise for renewable energy

This is essentially a new experimental system in which protons, electrons and photons are all packed together in an atom…

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Chemists create tinted windows that also generate electricity

The invention could lead to power-producing smart windows for buildings, cars and display screens, according to the

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Researchers discover new lead-free perovskite material for solar cells

The team made semi-transparent perovskite films that had bandgap — a measure of the energy level of photons the material…

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A simple new approach to plastic solar cells

Researchers have redesigned one of their previously reported polymers to make a new kind of solar cell that needs no ext…

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Serious shortcomings in aging tests of new solar cell materials

Researchers at Aalto University have found that only a fraction of stability tests done on new types of solar cells meet…

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Smart new method to manufacture organic solar cells

Asymmetric photocurrent extraction in semitransparent laminated flexible organic solar cells

The researchers have now successfully tested a method in which they use instead the active polymer material as glue. Two…

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NREL, University of Texas Scientists Determine Critical Factor for Improving Performance and Durability of Perovskite Solar Cells

A microscopic analysis of perovskite solar cells reveals new insight into how the devices degrade—information necessary for moving the technology closer to commercialization.

The researchers took a close look at two organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite thin films made of methylammonium lead iodi…

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Semiconductor breakthrough may be game-changer for organic solar cells

In an advance that could push cheap, ubiquitous solar power closer to reality, University of Michigan researchers have f…

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Slow 'hot electrons' could improve solar cell efficiency

Then new perovskite materials could be designed with even slower hot electrons. These tin-based perovskites could be a g…

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UT BOOSTS EFFICIENCY OF SOLAR FUELS USING MICROWIRES

Using only earth-abundant materials, they developed the most efficient conversion method to date. The trick was to decou…

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Glass microparticles enhance solar cells efficiency

Scientists from ITMO University suggested a new solar cell coating that combines features of an electrode and those of a…

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Harnessing the power of algae: new, greener fuel cells move step closer to reality

In a new technique described in the journal Nature Energy, researchers from the departments of Biochemistry, Chemistry a…

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Windows of opportunity: Solar cell with improved transparency

Researchers at the University of Tokyo invent semi-transparent solar cell for efficient power generation

The researchers added another layer to their cell - nano-sized cubes of silver. Like perovskites, the use of silver nano…

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UVA DISCOVERY COULD BRING BETTER EFFICIENCY TO A NEW CLASS OF SOLAR CELLS

HOIPs are exceptionally lightweight and flexible, inexpensive and nearly as efficient as traditional silicon-based cells…

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Record high photoconductivity for new metal-organic framework material

The scientists hope that their new discovery could lead to MOFs being used to make photoactive materials such as solar c…

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Paving the Way for a Non-Electric Battery to Store Solar Energy

UMass Amherst scientists say a polymer chain organized like a string of Christmas lights assists energy storage

A group of materials chemists at UMass Amherst report that they have solved one of the major hurdles to making a new typ…

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New technique allows rapid screening for new types of solar cells

Approach could bypass the time-consuming steps currently needed to test new photovoltaic materials.

The system involves making a simple test device, then measuring its current output under different levels of illuminatio…

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