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Researchers use polystyrene to make next-generation of solar panels even cheaper

Researchers from The University of Manchester are using polystyrene particles rather than expensive polymers to make the…

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Imec Reports Record Conversion Efficiency of 23.9 Percent on a 4cm^2 Perovskite/Silicon Solar Module

Reaching this level, imec is the first to achieve a module-on-cell stack that outperforms the standalone silicon solar c…

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Solar Glasses Generate Solar Power

In the Energy Technology journal, researchers from KIT now present sunglasses with colored, semitransparent solar cells …

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Self-powered system makes smart windows smarter

Smart windows equipped with controllable glazing can augment lighting, cooling and heating systems by varying their tint, saving up to 40 percent in an average building’s energy costs.

But by applying a new solar cell technology, researchers at Princeton University have developed a different type of smar…

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Atomic Movies May Help Explain Why Perovskite Solar Cells Are More Efficient

SLAC's Ultrafast 'Electron Camera' Captures Surprising Atomic Motions in These Next-Generation Materials

The results from the Lindenberg group provide fascinating first-time insights into the properties of hybrid perovskites …

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Non-toxic alternative for next-generation solar cells

Researchers have demonstrated how a non-toxic alternative to lead could form the basis of next-generation solar cells.

The Cambridge researchers have shown that bismuth, which sits next to lead in the periodic table, could be a non-toxic a…

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Scientists Design Solar Cell that Captures Nearly All Energy of Solar Spectrum

New Technology Creates Highly Efficient New Type of Solar Cell

The new design converts direct sunlight to electricity with 44.5 percent efficiency, giving it the potential to become t…

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SolarEdge Launching First PV Inverter-Integrated Electric Vehicle Charger

SolarEdge to offer the fastest AC EV charging rates by supplementing grid power with PV power

SolarEdge’s HD-Wave inverter, once integrated with an EV charger, will not only provide the existing management and moni…

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Smile – your photos can generate energy!

A unique technological solution for integrating high-definition images in solar panels

hese images aren’t just esthetically pleasing – thanks to the KALEO technology developed by CSEM, they are printed on so…

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Panasonic HIT® Solar Module Achieved World's Highest Output Temperature Coefficient1 at -0.258%/°C2

The improved output temperature coefficient leads to the almost halving of the decline in power generation efficiency during hot summer.

Because the combination of the high conversion efficiency, one of HIT®'s features, and these temperature characteristics…

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Finding new solar power

These solar cells comprise three components: a semiconductor; dye, which acts as the light absorber; and redox molecules…

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The New Colors Of Solar Energy

Researchers have developed a solar cell that widens the choice of colors without decreasing its power conversion efficie…

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'Magic' alloy could spur next generation of solar cells

Varieties of concentrator photovoltaics exist today. They are made of three different semiconductor alloys layered toget…

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NEW DAWN OF HIGHER SOLAR MODULE EFFICIENCIES MOVES CLOSER WITH NANOWIRE BREAKTHROUGH

The breakthrough paves the way for Sol Voltaics to bring its SolFilm™ PV solutions to market delivering solar module pow…

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Unexpected Property May Raise Material’s Prospects as Solar Cell

NIST, collaborators find first compelling evidence of new property known as “ferroelasticity” in perovskites.

A team led by Andrea Centrone at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Jinsong Huang and Alexei …

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Butterfly wings inspire invention that opens door to new solar technologies

Engineers have invented tiny structures inspired by butterfly wings that open the door to new solar cell technologies an…

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Next-gen solar cells could be improved by atomic-scale redesign

Although iodide is a component of the perovskite material itself, there are defects where iodide is missing. These vacan…

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Ready-made solar ink paves the way for high volume production of polymer solar cells

infinityPV provides low cost active inks for industrial production of flexible solar cells

infinityPV is now offering active layer inks for roll-to-roll fabrication of polymer solar cells. The inks, based on org…

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Crystalline material could replace silicon to double efficiency of solar cells

A new material has been shown to have the capability to double the efficiency of solar cells by researchers at Purdue Un…

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Solar cell design with over 50% energy-conversion efficiency

A new solar cell design could raise the energy conversion efficiency to over 50% by absorbing the spectral components of…

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