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Revolutionizing Power: MIT's Ultralight Solar Cells
Discover the remarkable power of MIT's ultralight fabric solar cells- 18x more efficient than traditional solar panels, capturing energy from any surface and resistant to 500+ cycles of rolling & unrolling. Embark on a greener future with sustainable energy generation.
Oct 2, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, MIT
Solar Cells Enable Self-Driving Cars at Night
Organic solar cells that can detect circularly polarised light in the entire visible spectrum? Linköping University researchers have made it possible. Now self-driving cars and other uses have become more reliable. Learn how the material's chirality, lightweight design, and simple manufacturing process make it a great choice for small and cheap sensors.
Oct 2, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, Linköping University
Perovskite Solar Cells: Improved Efficiency with Aluminium Coating
Discover how a new nanoscale coating of aluminum oxide on metal halide perovskite significantly improves energy output of perovskite solar cells, bringing us closer to global net zero targets. Researchers from University of Surrey, University of Warwick and UNSW explain.
Sep 25, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, University of Warwick, University of Surrey, University of New South Wales
Perovskite-Silicon Solar: Record Voltage
Discover how Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE achieved a record open circuit voltage of >2.8 V in their perovskite-based triple-junction solar cell. Understand how optimizations in interlayers and gas quenching methods enabled this success and how this could lead to more efficient solar energy generation in the future.
Sep 21, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
Test Combination Unveils Best Conditions For Perovskite Solar Cell Reliability
This article explores a combination of factors that yields the best predictive correlation with outdoor aging tests. Learn how this information can be used to assess device stability in the laboratory.
Sep 14, 2023 // Technology, NREL, solar cell, perovskite
Combined Stressors Key to Testing Perovskite Solar Cells
Research from NREL shows combining stress tests accurately predicts performance of perovskite solar cells. Findings demonstrate tests including thermal cycling & stressors can predict 6 month outdoor performance. High temp & illumination most critical for accelerating performance degradation. Research a step towards commercialization of perovskite technology.
Sep 13, 2023 // Technology, NREL, solar cell, perovskite
Boosting Solar Efficiency: Link Silicon & Perovskite
Researchers from Princeton University and KAUST have linked silicon and perovskite solar cells to boost efficiency and stability. Partial shading had no effect on the tandem solar module, making it an effective renewable energy resource.
Sep 7, 2023 // Technology, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, KAUST, Princeton University
23.7% Solar Cell: A New Monolith Perovskite-PERC
New research from the Netherlands has led to the creation of a monolithic perovskite-PERC tandem solar cell with a tunnel recombination junction, achieving an efficiency of 23.7%. This technology is expected to be beneficial for scaling up to larger sizes.
Aug 25, 2023 // Technology, Europe, solar cell, perovskite, Netherlands, Eindhoven University of Technology, TNO, TNO/Holst Centre, Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems, EIRES
Minimizing Voltage Loss in Ternary Solar Cells
Researchers have identified two design strategies to minimize voltage losses and improve open-circuit voltage in ternary organic solar cells. Yuming Wang from Linköping University leads a team of researchers including those from Hasselt University, IMEC, and other institutes studying the origins of this loss of voltage. Results published in Nature Energy.
Aug 22, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, Linköping University, organic solar cell, Hasselt University, Imec
Sekisui Chemical Charges Ahead With Bendable Perovskite Solar Cells
Sekisui Chemical is investing $68 million to mass produce perovskite solar cells (PSCs) with 10-year durability and 15% efficiency. Japanese gov't is supporting this cutting edge tech to install in public facilities.
Aug 21, 2023 // Manufacturing News, China, Asia, solar cell, perovskite, Sekisui Chemical
Bio-Inspired Solar Devices: Stability & Efficiency Boosted
Penn State scientists have found a cost-effective way to harness nature's wisdom to make more efficient, stable solar cells using perovskite material and synthesized biomolecules. Create larger devices without sacrificing efficiency or sunlight-to-electricity conversion.
Aug 17, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, Penn State
Indoor Solar Perovskites Power Future
Harness the power of the sun with innovative perovskite solar cells that offer clean, renewable energy for indoor applications.
Aug 16, 2023 // Technology, Italy, Europe, Asia, solar cell, perovskite, Iran, efficiency, Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy, CHOSE, Department of Electronic Engineering at Tor Vergata University of Rome, Department of Textile Engineering at the University of Guilan, GreatCell Solar Italia, Institute of Crystallography, IC-CNR, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies at the University of Salento, Institute of Nanotechnology, CNR NANOTEC
Optimizing Perovskite Solar Cells: Improved Efficiency & Lifetime
Perovskite solar cell technology takes a step forward with improved upper and lower interfaces, resulting in a conversion efficiency of 24.3%, long-term stability and efficiency of up to 22.6% in mini-modules.
Aug 7, 2023 // Technology, Europe, solar cell, perovskite, Belgium, efficiency, University of Hasselt at Energyville
Boost Solar Cell Lifetime with Metal Halide Perovskite
Researchers at imec and the University of Hasselt have developed a metal halide perovskite process to boost the lifetime of solar cells, achieving a conversion efficiency of 24.3% and a short-circuit density of 24.5 mA/cm2. After 1,000 and 1,850 hours, the cells retain 97% and 88% of performance, respectively. This process offers commercialization potential for perovskite solar cell technology.
Aug 4, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, efficiency, University of Hasselt
RoboMapper Revolutionizes Semiconductor Research
Discover how N.C. State and Brookhaven National Labs have developed RoboMapper: a robot technology that automates materials research, leading to improved solar cell efficiency, reduced costs, and energy savings. Validated results show promising performance for converting light into electricity.
Aug 4, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, efficiency, Brookhaven National Labs, RoboMapper