International scientists create two-sided solar cells to accumulate scattered light
To raise the performance of solar panels, a team of scientists based in Saudi Arabia, Italy, Germany and Canada has developed a bifacial, or two-sided, tandem solar cell, constructed by combining the very best of the perovskite and silicon innovations.
Jan 13, 2021 // Technology, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Italy, solar cells, Europe, Asia, North America, KAUST, Stefaan De Wolf, Ted Sargent, Yi Hou, Michele De Bastiani
Pollutants improve efficiency of organic solar cells
Sunshine uses a prospective service in the look for an energy resource that does not damage the planet, but this relies on discovering a method to successfully turn electro-magnetic power into electricity. Scientists from KAUST have demonstrated how a recognized herbicide can improve this conversion in natural devices.
Jan 7, 2021 // Technology, Saudi Arabia, solar cells, Asia, efficiency, KAUST, organic solar cells, Yuanbao Lin, Thomas Anthopoulos
Little particles can hold the trick to enhancing the performance of natural solar cells
Comprehending how fragments take a trip with a tool is important for boosting the effectiveness of solar cells. Scientists from KAUST, dealing with an international group of scientists, have actually currently developed a set of layout guidelines for enhancing the performance of molecular products.
Nov 25, 2020 // Technology, Saudi Arabia, Asia, efficiency, KAUST, organic solar cells, Yuliar Firdaus
How Co2 Gas Can Aid Establish High-Performance Solar Cells
Treating silicon with carbon dioxide gas in plasma handling brings simplicity as well as control to an essential action for making solar cells
Nov 16, 2020 // Technology, solar cells, KAUST, Areej Alzahrani, Stefaan De Wolf
Solar perovskite manufacturing on a roll
High-performance perovskite solar cells are used a manufacturing-friendly liquid-based process suitable for roll to roll production.
Nov 10, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Asia, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, KAUST, Stefaan De Wolf, Anand Subbiah
Light on efficiency loss in natural solar cells
Understanding right into energy losses that influence the conversion of light into electrical power can help improve organic solar cell efficiencies. A KAUST-led group of natural drug stores, products engineers, spectroscopists and academic physicists from six study groups has actually thoroughly evaluated efficiency-limiting procedures in organic photovoltaic or pv systems.
Oct 29, 2020 // Technology, Saudi Arabia, solar cells, Asia, efficiency, KAUST, Denis Andrienko
A blast of gas for better solar cells
A basic procedure for transferring silicon oxide onto silicon wafers could be a fantastic progression for making silicon-based solar cells. Researchers at KAUST have utilized a method called plasma processing in a chamber filled with carbon dioxide gas.
Oct 28, 2020 // Technology, Saudi Arabia, solar cells, Asia, KAUST, Areej Alzahrani, Stefaan De Wolf
Just how to design natural solar cell products
Most of us know with silicon solar cells, which can be discovered on the rooftops of contemporary residences. These cells are constructed from 2 silicon layers, which consist of different atoms such as boron as well as phosphorus. When integrated, these layers direct fees created by the soaked up sunlight towards the electrodes - this (photo)current can after that be used to power electronic tools.
Oct 28, 2020 // Technology, solar cells, Europe, KAUST, Denis Andrienko, MPI-P, Frederic Laquai, Kurt Kremer
Lighting the path to recycling carbon dioxide
Semiconductive photocatalysts that effectively soak up solar energy might help reduce the energy called for to drive a bioelectrochemical procedure that transforms CO2 emissions into valuable chemicals, KAUST scientists have revealed.
Oct 7, 2020 // Technology, recycling, KAUST, Bin Bian
A cell so thin, it can rest on a soap bubble
Scientists at Saudia Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology showed an organic PV cell that can simply be printed onto a piece of paper. The cell established a brand-new performance record for a fully inkjet-printed device, and its designers imagine applications in incorporated medical sensing units.
Sep 1, 2020 // Technology, Saudi Arabia, Asia, KAUST, organic PV cell, Eloïse Bihar, Daniel Corzo
Vapor repair lifts up perovskite crystal performance
A straightforward as well as noninvasive treatment could become a prime post-crystallization process to enhance the optoelectronic residential properties of hybrid perovskite solar cell materials.
Jun 19, 2020 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, KAUST, Ahmad Kirmani, Ahmed Mansour
Round monocrystalline solar cells with 18.93% efficiency
The round 3D cells can apparently generate around 101% even more power than traditional level solar cells. Measurements have actually also shown that the spherical cells provide a 10% reduced optimum temperature compared to flat cells, while accumulating less dirt.
Jun 19, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Saudi Arabia, monocrystalline, solar cells, Asia, efficiency, KAUST
Hydrogel helps make self-cooling solar panels
Wetness collected from the atmosphere at night by a hydrogel can be utilized to cool photovoltaic panels throughout the day, improving their efficiency. So claim scientists at the King Abdullah University of Science as well as Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia as well as the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) that made the hydrogel from a mix of carbon nanotubes in polymers with a hygroscopic calcium chloride salt. The technology could be an environmentally-friendly method to increase photovoltaic or pv electricity generation and also cool down other gadgets.
Jun 12, 2020 // Technology, Solar Panels, KAUST, Hydrogel
A cold method to defect-free solar cells
Chemists on a regular basis utilize high temperatures to make things take place, however often keeping one's cool can function better. Researchers at KAUST are discovering that a low-temperature method can make better solitary crystals for usage in solar cells.
Jun 1, 2020 // Technology, solar cells, KAUST, Osman M. Bakr, Abdullah Alsalloum, Bekir Turedi
A perovksite-silicon tandem cell with 25.7% effectiveness
The tool displayed a little efficiency loss after a 400-hour thermal security examination at 85 levels Celsius as well as after the very same duration under optimal power factor monitoring at 40 levels Celsius, according to its developer. The cell was made by integrating solution-processed, micrometer-thick perovskite leading cells with fully-textured silicon heterojunction base cells.
Mar 10, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Saudi Arabia, Asia, solar cell, silicon, efficiency, KAUST, perovksite