Researchers Claim Water Treatment Raises Organic Solar Cell Efficiency

Researchers Claim Water Treatment Raises Organic Solar Cell Efficiency

A team of researchers from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea has claimed that using a certain amount of deionized (DI) water prevents the aggregation of ...
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Researchers Claim 21% and Higher Efficiency in Perovskite-CIGS Tandem Cells

Researchers Claim 21% and Higher Efficiency in Perovskite-CIGS Tandem Cells

A team of researchers from the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in Stuttgart, Germany, has combined perovskite with copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) to build a tandem ...
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Researchers Claim Perovskite Tandem Solar Cell Shows 27.4% Efficiency

Researchers Claim Perovskite Tandem Solar Cell Shows 27.4% Efficiency

A team of researchers from Northwestern University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Toledo claim to have developed an all-perovskite tandem solar cell with a conversion efficiency of ...
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KIT Researchers Develop Methods to Secure Maximum Yield from Large Solar Projects

KIT Researchers Develop Methods to Secure Maximum Yield from Large Solar Projects

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has developed a method to reduce yield losses from large solar photovoltaic ground-mounted systems with the help of innovative circuits, new types of power ...
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Jinko Solar Achieves Record Conversion Efficiency of 26.1% in N-type TOPCon Module

Jinko Solar Achieves Record Conversion Efficiency of 26.1% in N-type TOPCon Module

China-based solar cell and module manufacturer Jinko Solar announced achieving a record maximum solar conversion efficiency of 26.1% in its 182 mm N-type module, which is Jinko's latest TOPCon (tunnel ...
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Swiss Scientists Claim Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Can Achieve up to 30.2% Efficiency

Swiss Scientists Claim Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Can Achieve up to 30.2% Efficiency

The researchers at Switzerland's École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) claimed to have developed dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) with a power conversion efficiency of 15.2% in direct sunlight and up ...
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Researchers in Spain Find New Way to Cool Solar Panels to Improve Efficiency

Researchers in Spain Find New Way to Cool Solar Panels to Improve Efficiency

A team of researchers at the University of Alcala in Spain has claimed that a temperature reduction in solar modules by up to 20ºC can enhance the net system efficiency ...
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More Space Between Solar Panel Rows Help Lower Module Temperatures NREL

More Space Between Solar Panel Rows Help Lower Module Temperatures: NREL

Distancing rows of solar panels apart can help maintain the module temperature, which usually increases when solar modules are exposed to direct sun for a long time leading to a ...
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Scientists Find Metal-Based Alternative for Energy Generation, Storage, and Recharging

Scientists Find Metal-Based Alternative for Energy Generation, Storage, and Recharging

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich have claimed that certain crystalline materials can convert solar energy into electrical energy and store it long enough to have practical applications in ...
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UNSW Engineers Claim Diesel Engine Can Run on Hydrogen-Diesel Fuel Mix

UNSW Engineers Claim Diesel Engine Can Run on Hydrogen-Diesel Fuel Mix

Engineers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have developed a dual-fuel injection system that allows a diesel engine to run on a Hydrogen-Diesel hybrid fuel with 90% hydrogen ...
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TOPCon Solar Cells Achieve 22.8% Efficiency With Plasma-Aided Atomic Layer Deposition

TOPCon Solar Cells Achieve 22.8% Efficiency With Plasma-Aided Atomic Layer Deposition

Researchers from China, Australia, and Singapore recently used a tube-type industrial plasma-assisted atomic layer deposition (PEALD) method and announced a maximum power conversion efficiency of 22.8% in a 613-Watt tunnel ...
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European Scientists Unveil Plan to Harvest Sun's Energy in Outer Space

European Scientists Unveil Plan to Harvest Sun’s Energy in Outer Space

The European Space Agency (ESA) has unveiled a plan to harvest the sun's energy in outer space and beam it back onto earth. The technology, which is still in its ...
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Researcher Finds Novel Energy Harvesting System Can Enable Use of Solar Power 247

Researcher Finds Novel Energy Harvesting System That Can Enable Use of Solar Power 24/7

A researcher from the University of Houston has reported a novel type of solar energy harvesting system that could make way for using solar power 24/7. According to Bo Zhao, ...
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IIT Mandi Researchers Claim Eco-Friendly Method to Recycle Wind Turbines

IIT Mandi Researchers Claim Eco-Friendly Method to Recycle Wind Turbines

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi have claimed to have successfully used microwaves to recycle polymer composites from old wind turbine blades, using a rapid, sustainable, and comparatively ...
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Four-terminal Architecture Push Perovskite Cells' Performance to Over 30% Efficiency

Four-terminal Architecture Push Perovskite Cells’ Performance to Over 30% Efficiency

Recent efforts by TNO, TU Eindhoven, imec, and TU Delft, partners in Solliance, a solar research institute in the Netherlands, claim to have pushed the conversion efficiency of tandem solar ...
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Toshiba Announces Conversion Efficiency of 9.5% for Solar Cells Used in Charging EVs

Toshiba Announces Conversion Efficiency of 9.5% for Solar Cells Used in Charging EVs

Researchers at the Japan-based Toshiba Corporation announced a method of layering a transparent solar cell over a standard silicon cell to develop an efficient, low cost and a reliable tandem ...
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Researchers Claim to Cut Production Time of Silicon Solar Cells by Half

Researchers Claim to Cut Production Time of Silicon Solar Cells by Half

A proof of concept for an innovative production line for silicon solar cells with a double-than-usual throughput of 15,000 to 20,000 wafers per hour has been developed by the Fraunhofer ...
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Metal Fluoride in Perovskite-Silicon Solar Cells Can Boost Performance

Metal Fluoride in Perovskite-Silicon Solar Cells Can Boost Performance

A team of scientists from KAUST Solar Centre has found that inserting a metal fluoride layer on multi-layered perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells can stall charge recombination and enhance performance. When ...
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Nanoparticles Increase Light Scattering, Boost Solar Cell Performance Research

Nanoparticles Increase Light Scattering, Boost Solar Cell Performance: Research

A team of scientists from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) has found that nanoparticles boost the efficiency of solar cells not because of the up-conversion but due to enhanced light ...
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US Forms $20 Million Consortium to Accelerate Research in Cadmium Telluride Solar Cells

US Forms $20 Million Consortium to Accelerate Research in Cadmium Telluride Solar Cells

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of a Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Accelerator Consortium, a $20 million initiative aiming to rapidly reduce the cost of the second most ...
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Researchers Claim Two World Records in Solar Cell Efficiency

Researchers Claim Two World Records in Solar Cell Efficiency

Researchers at EPFL’s Photovoltaics and Thin film electronics laboratory and CSEM’s Sustainable Energy Center claim to have set two world records by achieving an efficiency of over 30% for perovskite-on-silicon-tandem ...
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New Research Shows Perovskite Solar Panels can be Printed on Steel Atop Buildings

New Research Shows Perovskite Solar Panels can be Printed on Steel Atop Buildings

In a new three-year collaborative study between the Wales-based Swansea University and Tata Steel U.K., researchers found that perovskite solar panels can be printed on steel atop establishments using screen ...
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Scientists Use Green Solvent to Achieve 16.7% Efficiency in Perovskite Solar Cells

Scientists Use Green Solvent to Achieve 16.7% Efficiency in Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers at the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in Germany coated a large area of perovskite solar cells with a green solvent dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), achieving ...
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Technology to Turn Old Solar Panels Into Heat-Harvesting Thermoelectric Materials

Technology to Turn Old Solar Panels Into Heat-Harvesting Thermoelectric Materials

A team of scientists from the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has developed technology that can turn old solar panels into ...
2D Cations in Tin-Lead Perovskite Solar Cells Increase Conversion Efficiency to 25.5%

2D Cations in Tin-Lead Perovskite Solar Cells Increase Conversion Efficiency to 25.5%

Scientists from the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a new tin-lead perovskite tandem cell merging different layers of two chemical compounds achieving a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of ...
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