Researchers develop efficient solar cell technology by imitating plants' photosynthesis procedure
By causing a suitable electron flow procedure called vectorial transfer, South Korean researchers had the ability to create a solar cell production technique that can produce cells with as much as 60 percent more electron transfer efficiency than traditional cells. The brand-new technique allows photovoltaic cells to manage electron flow in one desired instructions to minimize the loss of electrons throughout power generation.
Feb 28, 2022 // Technology, Japan, South Korea, solar cells, Asia, efficiency, UNIST, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Kwon Tae-hyuk
Color-tunable transparent silicon solar cell with 7.38% performance
Developed for BIPV applications by scientists in Korea, the solar cell is based on a 100μm-thick n-type silicon wafer as well as has a bending radius of 3-6mm.
Nov 29, 2021 // Technology, South Korea, Asia, efficiency, UNIST, silicon solar cell, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
Korean scientists achieve 25.8% effectiveness for solitary junction perovskite solar cell
The record efficiency was gotten thanks to an interlayer put between the electron-transporting layer and the perovskite layer, which removed the requirement for passivation. The cell was additionally able to preserve around 90% of its first effectiveness after 500 hours under common illumination.
Oct 25, 2021 // Technology, Asia, Korea, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, UNIST
Enhancing quantum dot solar cell efficiency to 11.53%.
An unique innovation that can enhance the performance of quantum dot solar cells to 11.53% has been unveiled. Released in the February 2020 concern of Advanced Energy Materials, it has actually been evaluated as a research that addressed the difficulties postured by the generation of electrical currents from sunshine by solar cells by boosting the hole extraction.
Nov 20, 2020 // Technology, solar cell, efficiency, UNIST, Sung-Yeon Jang, School of Energy and Chemical Engineering
The steeplechase of transparent PV
A South Korean research study team has actually asserted that clear PV innovations need to boost in terms of performance, stability as well as aesthetic appeal prior to they can get to commercial maturity.
Aug 21, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, South Korea, Asia, efficiency, UNIST
Enhancing the performance of solar cells with 'graphene armor'
A group of scientists, connected with UNIST has actually thought of a novel electrode that might substantially boost the security of perovskite solar cells (PSCs), one of the most promising prospect for the next generation solar cells because of their low cost and high power conversion effectiveness. This is due to the fact that putting a protection layer in between the metal-based electrode as well as the perovskite movie can stop metal-induced deterioration and that graphene, thus a layer, can effectively subdue the diffusion of steels and also halide ions.
Jul 3, 2020 // Technology, South Korea, solar cells, Asia, perovskite, efficiency, UNIST, Graphene, Hyesung Park, Gyujeong Jeong
Inexpensive as well as reliable method to change solar cells from nontransparent to clear
Scientists in Korea have actually discovered a economical and also reliable method to change solar cells from nontransparent to clear. Existing clear solar cells have a tendency to have a red shade as well as reduced performance, yet by punching openings that are around 100? m in size (equivalent in dimension to a human hair) on crystalline silicon wafers, it permits light via without tinting. The holes are after that tactically spaced, so the human eye is not able to "see" the pattern. The job shows up December 11 in the journal Joule.
May 25, 2020 // Technology, solar cells, Asia, Korea, UNIST, Kwanyong Seo, Seungwoo Lee
UNIST Enhances Quantum Dot Solar Cell Efficiency to 11.53%
Ulsan National Institute of Science as well as Technology (UNIST) has actually raised the performance of a quantum dot solar battery, which transforms sunshine right into electrical power making use of quantum dots, to 11.53 percent by integrating quantum dots as well as natural polymers.
Apr 24, 2020 // Technology, Asia, Korea, solar cell, efficiency, UNIST, Jang Seong-yeon
New research study provides anemic as well as elastic solar cells, utilizing Si microwire compounds
As solar cells end up being a lot more clear, you might currently include clear panels of solar cells on home windows of structures and also digital tools to produce electrical energy. Moreover, in including versatility to this, its item variety will certainly be also increased to guarantee the future mobile applications for wearable tools.
Mar 10, 2020 // Technology, South Korea, solar cells, Asia, UNIST, Kyoung Jin Choi, Sung Bum Kang
Quantum dot crossbreed HTJ cell with 12.82% effectiveness
South Korean scientists have actually established a crossbreed tandem solar battery based upon quantum dots as well as natural mass heterojunction (BHJ) photoactive products. If they proceed to decrease power losses in the quantum dot cell and also improve near-infrared absorption, they declare that the cell might get to an effectiveness price of around 15%.
Feb 28, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, South Korea, Asia, solar cell, efficiency, UNIST, BHJ
Gauging non-fulleren acceptors for organic PV
U.S. scientists are trying to understand how non-fullerene small-molecule acceptors (NAFs) increase the efficiency of organic PV devices. They claim that methoxy groups embedded in the acceptors could facilitate an efficiency increase of approximately 6%.
Dec 20, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, organic PV, North America, Georgia Institute of Technology, UNIST, organic PV cells, organic PV devices, Jean-Luc Brédas
Solar cells with holes pierced in them can be used as windows
UNIST researchers have discovered how to let light through photovoltaic panels. They have made dense micro-holes in a cell, which makes it seen as fully transparent and suitable for window application.
Dec 12, 2019 // Technology, PV panels, Asia, Korea, solar sells, UNIST