Inverted perovskite solar cells can now achieve efficiencies close to that of their more conventional counterparts.
Researchers have developed a solar cell, made of the semiconductors perovskite and silicon, that converts 29.15% of the incident light into electrical energy — believed to be a world record.
The findings have the potential to boost the photovoltaics and photodetector fields, and could improve the efficiency of solar cells to up to 46%.
Scientists have developed a method to analyse which pairs of materials in next-generation perovskite solar cells will harvest the most energy.
Researchers have developed transparent conductive films that are set to increase the power conversion efficiency of perovskite-based multijunction solar cells beyond 30%.
Researchers have achieved 11.4% photoelectric conversion efficiency in flexible CZTSSe thin-film solar cells — said to be the highest efficiency ever reached in such cells.
Tandem perovskite-CIGS solar cells have reached an efficiency of 23.26% — said to be a world record value in this type of cell.
Key components of organic solar cells require less electrical conductivity than initially thought — a breakthrough that should bring the devices closer to becoming a commercial reality.
Pliable, textile-based solar cells could enable truck tarps to produce the electricity consumed by the driver when underway, or to power electronic systems used to locate trailers in shipping terminals.
Adding a third ingredient to the light-capturing layer of an emerging solar cell technology can significantly improve all aspects of its energy-harvesting performance, according to researchers.
Solar cells and light-sensing technologies could be made more efficient by taking advantage of an unusual property that results from deformations and defects in their structures.
DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions has announced DuPont Fortasun solar silicones — a product line that features sealants, adhesives, potting agents, encapsulants and electrically conductive adhesives.
A PhD student from Loughborough University has helped shed light (no pun intended) on a solar panel puzzle that could lead to more efficient devices being developed.
Researchers have discovered that caffeine can increase the efficiency of perovskite solar cells, enhancing their thermal stability and ability to convert light to electricity.
Scientists used a process called singlet fission to produce and extend the life of harvestable light-generated electrons.