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Organic solar cells reach record efficiency, benchmark for commercialization

First, they designed a system that combines specialized layers to absorb both visible and infrared light. Essentially th…

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New research could literally squeeze more power out of solar cells

The Warwick researchers looked at the physical constraints on the current design of most commercial solar cells which pl…

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Converts One-third of the Sunlight into Electricity: 33.3 Percent Silicon-based Multi-junction Solar Cell

The Fraunhofer researchers achieved the high conversion efficiency of the silicon-based multi-junction solar cell with e…

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Double perovskites in environmentally friendly solar cells

A further step has been taken along the road to manufacturing solar cells from lead-free perovskites. High quality films…

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Conversion Efficiency at 20.41%, LONGi Solar Creates World Record of Monocrystalline PERC Module

The product tested was a P-type monocrystalline PERC module. Based on efficient PERC cell technologies and innovative de…

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Kesterite solar cells: germanium promises better opto-electronic properties than tin

These semiconductors can be used as an optical absorber material in solar cells, but so far have only achieved a maximum…

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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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