Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Researchers Driving Tandem Solar Cells to Mass Production by Reaching 30% Efficiency
Researchers from Australia and Germany set a new record with a 30.3% efficient perovskite and silicon tandem solar cell, funding by ARENA. Stay up to date with the latest Solar Energy news.
Feb 13, 2023 // Technology, Germany, Australia, Europe, solar cell, Oceania, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, efficiency, Monash University, ANU, Australian National University, Flinders University, University of Sydney
Buckyballs on DNA for harvesting light
Organic molecules that record photons and also convert these into electrical energy have vital applications for generating environment-friendly power. Light-harvesting facilities need 2 semiconductors, an electron benefactor as well as an acceptor. Exactly how well they function is determined by their quantum efficiency, the price whereby photons are exchanged electron-hole pairs.
Feb 24, 2021 // Technology, Germany, solar cells, Europe, KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, efficiency, quantum efficiency, DNA
Inkjet printing manufacture leads method for functional perovskite solar cell manufacturing
Scientists from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed a brand-new manufacture strategy based on inkjet printing that might make it possible for quick, effective and also scalable production of perovskite solar cells.
Aug 3, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, Washington, solar cell, perovskite, North America, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Helge Eggers, Inkjet printing, Ulrich W. Paetzold
German scientists works on brand new solar cell materials
The Carl Zeiss Foundation has invested €4.5m in the R&D project by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. The KIT research team is going to invent whole new photovoltaic cells, which are supposed to provide all the benefits of organic, crystalline silicon and perovskite solar cells, such as printability, stability and ferroelectric properties.
Nov 19, 2019 // Technology, Germany, Europe, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Carl Zeiss Foundation
Calcium batteries cool down with new electrolyte
Scientists at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed a new class of electrolytes they say could bring calcium batteries – currently only a lab technology – a step closer to being a practical reality for energy storage.
Oct 10, 2019 // Technology, Storage, storage, Germany, Europe, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Zhenyou Li, Maximilian Fichtner, CELEST, Calcium batteries