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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Researchers use Spacer Cations for Higher Conversion Efficiency in Perovskite Cells

Researchers use Spacer Cations for Higher Conversion Efficiency in Perovskite Cells

In a new study focused on increasing the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of perovskite solar cells (PSCs), materials scientists examined the non-radiative recombination sites in PSCs, which is one of ...
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Fraunhofer Researchers Claim Record Efficiency of 47.6% for a Four-Junction Solar Cell

Fraunhofer Researchers Claim Record Efficiency of 47.6% for a Four-Junction Solar Cell

Researchers from the Fraunhofer ISE’s Center for High-Efficiency Solar Cells claimed to have achieved a power conversion efficiency of 47.6% in a multijunction solar cell (III-V) using an anti-reflection coating ...
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Researchers Claim Higher Conversion Efficiencies in Perovskite-Based Solar Glass

Researchers Claim Higher Conversion Efficiencies in Perovskite-Based Solar Glass

Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science recently demonstrated power conversion efficiencies of 15.5% and 4.1% in solar glass, with varying prototype semiconductor solar cells made of ...
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Solar Cell With 39.5% Efficiency in 1-Sun Illumination Developed Using Quantum Wells

Solar Cell With 39.5% Efficiency in 1-Sun Illumination Developed Using Quantum Wells

Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the U.S used gallium arsenide (GaAs) with quantum wells and invented a multijunction solar cell that exhibited a record efficiency of ...
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New Laser Technique to Reduce Amount of Silver in Solar Modules

New Laser Technique to Reduce Amount of Silver in Solar Modules

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy (ISE) have developed a new laser technique to reduce the amount of silver used in the production of solar panels and achieve ...
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Process Guided by Machine Learning to Boost Perovskite Solar Cells Production

Process Guided by Machine Learning to Boost Perovskite Solar Cells Production

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in collaboration with Stanford University, have developed a method called Rapid Spray Plasma Processing (RSPP), which is a process guided by machine ...
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Laser Ablation Helps Achieve Conversion Efficiency of 11.9% in a Mini Perovskite Panel

Laser Ablation Helps Achieve Conversion Efficiency of 11.9% in a Mini Perovskite Panel

A group of materials scientists from the University of Rome Tor Vergata in Rome, in collaboration with researchers in Germany, have reduced the cell-to-module losses in perovskite solar modules and ...
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Researchers Develop Solar Cell With Electricity Generation Capability During the Night

Researchers Develop Solar Cell With Electricity Generation Capability During the Night

Researchers at Stanford University claimed to have developed a solar photovoltaic cell that harvests energy from the environment during the day and night using radiative cooling, avoiding the need for ...
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Scientists Announce Record Efficiency for Ultra-Thin Solar Panels

Scientists Announce Record Efficiency for Ultra-Thin Solar Panels

A team of researchers from the University of Surrey and Imperial College London collaborated with Amsterdam’s research institute AMOLF to develop a method to help achieve a 25% increase in ...
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Researchers Claim 23% Power Conversion Efficiency in New Inverted Perovskite Cell

Researchers Claim 23% Power Conversion Efficiency in New Inverted Perovskite Cell

Researchers from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering studied the inverted perovskite solar cell structure at the Sargent Group lab in the quest to find an ...
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Engineers Develop Rapid Printing Method to Manufacture Perovskites Solar Cells

Engineers Develop Rapid Printing Method to Manufacture Perovskites Solar Cells

Engineers from Dartmouth Engineering in New Hampshire, in their recently published study, 'Eliminating the Perovskite Solar Cell Manufacturing Bottleneck via High-Speed Flexography,' claimed to have developed a rapid printing method ...
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Scientists Develop New Method to Address Degradation of Perovskite Solar Cells

Scientists Develop New Method to Address Degradation of Perovskite Solar Cells

Materials scientists at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and researchers from five other varsities recently demonstrated a simple surface adjustment in the manufacturing of perovskite solar cells to overcome ...
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Researchers Develop Perovskite Solar Modules to Act as Reflective Building Material

Researchers Develop Perovskite Solar Modules to Act as Reflective Building Material

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany have developed colored solar cells from inexpensive perovskite semiconductor material, which can be integrated into facades or roofs of buildings ...
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Perovskites Pass the Heat Test to Offer a Viable Alternative to Silicon Solar Cells

Perovskites Pass the Heat Test to Offer a Viable Alternative to Silicon Solar Cells

Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) claimed to have achieved a significant milestone through the first-ever successful damp-heat test of perovskite solar cells. The damp-heat ...
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New Disorder-Engineering Technique to Develop High-Efficiency Ultrathin Solar Cells

New Disorder-Engineering Technique to Develop High-Efficiency Ultrathin Solar Cells

An international team of researchers from ICFO, Imperial College London, and University College London has claimed to have developed a new disorder-engineering technique for inorganic solar cells that achieved a record-breaking power conversion ...
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IIT Delhi Researchers Develop Portable Solar Tracking Towers

IIT Delhi Researchers Develop Portable Solar Tracking Towers

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi (IITD) have developed portable solar photovoltaic (PV) tracking towers of 3 kW and 5 kW capacity. The towers are meant to save space ...
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Researchers Develop PERC Solar Cells from Recycled Silicon

Researchers Develop PERC Solar Cells from Recycled Silicon

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics (CSP) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), in partnership with Reiling GmbH – a Germany-based recycling company of solar ...
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New Process to Enhance Stability and Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells

New Process to Enhance Stability and Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers at the International Advanced Research Center for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials, India, claimed that they have increased the efficiency and stability of Titanium dioxide (TiO2)-nanorods-based perovskite solar cells ...
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