Latest findings by University of Oxford researchers reveal that the lead in perovskite solar cells can be replaced with tin.
Researchers at the US Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are analysing a new solar material that has the same crystal structure as a mineral first found in the Ural Mountains in 1839. The material, perovskite, is extremely efficient.
A team at MIT and Harvard University has come up with a material that can absorb the sun's heat and store that energy in chemical form, ready to be released again on demand.
Dow has been granted US and EU device patents for the use of encapsulant films in photovoltaic (PV) modules. The patents cover electronic devices having polyolefin (PO) encapsulant films with certain commercially important physical, mechanical and compositional properties.
Micro- and nanoelectronics research centre Imec has achieved 8.4% conversion efficiency in fullerene-free organic solar cells. The achievement is said to be an important step to bring organic photovoltaic cells to a higher level in the competitive thin-film photovoltaics marketplace.
Researchers from Engineering at Illinois have set their sights on improving the materials that make solar energy conversion possible.
University of Cincinnati researchers have developed a new technology that might change the future of how building interiors are brightened.
Toshiba has completed construction of a car-sharing system for the Lyon Confluence Smart Community Demonstration Project.
Mornsun has launched a series of economical photovoltaic power products called the PV05/10(R) series, an upgraded series of PV05/10. It has a 200-1200 VDC ultrawide input range (6:1) and its efficiency in the high-voltage input is improved by 5-12%.
Australia-based researchers are in Ireland this week to team up with European collaborators who have helped drive the exciting developments in graphene, medical bionics, artificial muscles and next-generation solar cells at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES).
Panasonic will provide technological support to the Tokai University Solar Car Team as it competes in the World Solar Challenge (WSR), held in Australia from 6 to 13 October 2013. The company will be supplying high-efficiency HIT solar cells with high electricity output and high-capacity lithium-ion batteries.
Michigan Technological University scientists have developed 3D graphene, an inexpensive material that could replace the platinum in solar cells without degrading their efficiency.
Announced in the scientific journal Nature is a paper by a team led by the ‘Father of DSC’ Professor Michael Graetzel describing a new deposition process to create the light harvesting pigment for solid-state dye solar cells.
Researchers at LMU Munich have developed a new method for visualising material defects in thin-film solar cells.
Researchers from the University at Buffalo are helping develop a new generation of photovoltaic cells that produce more power and cost less to manufacture than what’s available today.