Solar Technology & PV R&D News

Scientists develop efficient photodiode based on a tandem perovskite-organic solar cell style
Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology and also TNO at Holst Centre have actually established a sensor that transforms light into an electric signal at an unbelievable 200% efficiency-- an apparently impossible figure that was accomplished through the exceptional nature of quantum physics.
Feb 21, 2023 // Technology, perovskite, organic solar cell, Eindhoven University of Technology, efficiency, TNO at Holst Centre
Perovskites, a 'dirt cheap' alternative to silicon, just got a whole lot more efficient
Silicon, the standard semiconducting material used in a host of applications-computer central processing units (CPUs), semiconductor chips, detectors, and solar cells-is an abundant, normally occurring material. However, it is pricey to mine as well as to cleanse.
Feb 21, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskites, Chunlei Guo
Scientists raise the photoresponsivity of a lead-halide perovskite by 250%.
Researchers from Korea's Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Chinese Academy of Sciences, the University of Rochester in the U.S, and The Australian National University have actually boosted the photoresponsivity of a lead-halide perovskite for solar cell applications by 250%. They developed a perovskite film with a plasmonic substrate made from hyperbolic metamaterial and characterized it with transition dipole orientation.
Feb 20, 2023 // Technology, Asia, Korea, solar cell, perovskite, IBS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Australian National University, Institute for Basic Science, University of Rochester in the U.S
Researchers discover special component for stable as well as reliable inverted perovskite solar cells
Researchers from The University of Toledo, University of Washington, Northwestern University, University of Toronto and Empa-- Swiss Federal Laboratories for Products Science and Innovation, have actually attended to a significant difficulty standing in the way of the commercialization of halide perovskite solar cells - their durability - by finding a component that enhances adhesion and mechanical strength.
Feb 20, 2023 // Technology, university of toledo, University of Washington, perovskite solar cells, University of Toronto, Northwestern University, Empa-Swiss Federal Laboratories for Products Science and Innovation
This 'Harry Potter' light sensor achieves magically high performance of 200%.
Making use of green light and a double-layered cell, Ph.D. scientist Riccardo Ollearo has generated a photodiode that has level of sensitivity that several can just imagine.
Feb 20, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, Eindhoven University of Technology
University of Maryland Scientists Looking to Convert Sunlight into Chemical Energy
Scientists from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County are researching ways to make solar panels more efficient by using molecules found in plants, like chlorophyll, to convert sunlight into chemical energy. Learn more about the process and the potential of this sustainable energy source.
Feb 20, 2023 // Technology, Solar Panels, University of Maryland, Chris D. Geddes
US Physicists Solved Pervoskite Solar Cells Durability Issues
Physicists in the U.S. have solved the problem with the durability of perovskite solar cells, bringing the technology one step closer to powering solar panels in the consumer market. This solar energy news is an important breakthrough for the ongoing decarbonization of the world's economy.
Feb 17, 2023 // Technology, USA, university of toledo, North America, Pervoskite Solar Cells
Canada-based Solar Firm Reaches New Efficiency Heights With Perovskite Cells
QD Solar announces 24% efficiency for spin-coated perovskite cells and 23.2% efficiency for slot-die coated cells. These certified numbers have been developed for large scale manufacturing.
Feb 15, 2023 // Technology, Manufacturing News, solar cells, perovskite, efficiency, Dan Shea, QD Solar
KAUST team reports results of 1 year outdoor testing of perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells
Scientists from Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and also Technology (KAUST) have actually reported the results of an one-year outdoor test for a tandem perovskite-silicon solar cell they developed in 2020. They have located that the device retained greater than 80% of its initial performance throughout the testing period between April 2021 as well as April 2022.
Feb 14, 2023 // Technology, solar cells, perovskite, KAUST
Perovskite Windows Slash Energy Waste, Carbon Emissions in Buildings"
New study from US National Renewable Energy Laboratory finds perovskite-based thermochromic windows could lead to massive energy savings and reduce carbon emissions in buildings across all climate zones in the US.
Feb 13, 2023 // BIPV, Technology, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Perovskite Windows
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
Scientists use multi-additive technique to enhance performance and stability in upside down perovskite solar cells
Scientists at University of Rome "Tor Vergata"'s CHOSE (Centre for Hybrid and also Organic Solar Energy), Greatcell Italy, ISM-CNR and also ENEA have actually researched a standard three-way cation perovskite (∼ 1.58 eV) as well as broader bandgap perovskite (∼ 1.63 eV) with intent of discovering a common approach to construct a durable gadget stable gradually independently of the perovskite used.
Feb 13, 2023 // Technology, Enea, perovskite solar cells, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”s CHOSE, Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy, Greatcell Italy, ISM-CNR
Halide Perovskite Solar Cells Found Thermally Unstable, but Solutions are in Sight
Halide perovskite solar cells are less stable than thought, but researchers at Georgia Tech have found a path to increased reliability and efficiency, according to new sustainable energy news research.
Feb 10, 2023 // Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, perovskite solar cells
European project VIPERLAB runs 6th call for perovskite projects
VIPERLAB (Fully Connected Virtual and also Physical Perovskite Photovoltaic Lab) is an EU-funded H2020 project that brings together a network of European-based scientists and research organizations taken part in the research study as well as development of Perovskite PV.
Feb 9, 2023 // Technology, Europe, perovskite, VIPERLAB
Microstructure and issue engineering boosts performance of lithium-ion batteries
A new North Carolina State University study, executed in collaboration with battery testing scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, reveals that exceptionally short pulses from a high-powered laser can cause small flaws in lithium-ion battery products-- problems that can enhance battery performance.
Feb 9, 2023 // Technology, Storage, USA, North America, North Carolina State University