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Additive boosts efficiency of inverted perovskite solar cells

06 March, 2020

Inverted perovskite solar cells can now achieve efficiencies close to that of their more conventional counterparts.

Tandem solar cell efficiency closes in on 30%

10 February, 2020

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.

Carrier multiplication could boost solar cell efficiency

11 December, 2019

The findings have the potential to boost the photovoltaics and photodetector fields, and could improve the efficiency of solar cells to up to 46%.

Perovskite solar cells could capture more electricity

28 November, 2019

Scientists have developed a method to analyse which pairs of materials in next-generation perovskite solar cells will harvest the most energy.

Power conversion efficiency boosted in perovskite solar cells

14 October, 2019

Researchers have developed transparent conductive films that are set to increase the power conversion efficiency of perovskite-based multijunction solar cells beyond 30%.

High efficiency achieved for flexible thin-film solar cells

07 October, 2019

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.

Record-breaking solar cells feature self-assembling molecules

27 September, 2019

Tandem perovskite-CIGS solar cells have reached an efficiency of 23.26% — said to be a world record value in this type of cell.

Organic solar cells one step closer to commercialisation

23 September, 2019

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.

Photovoltaic power could be produced from textiles

21 August, 2019

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.

Boosting solar cell performance as easy as 1-2-3

14 August, 2019

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.

Deforming solar cells could improve efficiency

08 August, 2019

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 Fortasun solar silicones

11 June, 2019

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions has announced DuPont Fortasun solar silicones — a product line that features sealants, adhesives, potting agents, encapsulants and electrically conductive adhesives.

Why does selenium increase solar panel efficiency?

24 May, 2019

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.

Solar cells perform better with caffeine — no, really!

29 April, 2019

Researchers have discovered that caffeine can increase the efficiency of perovskite solar cells, enhancing their thermal stability and ability to convert light to electricity.

Self-assembling nanomaterials increase solar cell efficiency

12 February, 2019

Scientists used a process called singlet fission to produce and extend the life of harvestable light-generated electrons.

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