Researchers have developed transparent conductive films that are set to increase the power conversion efficiency of perovskite-based multijunction solar cells beyond 30%.
By using synthetic polypeptides — which make up proteins — and other polymers, US researchers have taken the first steps towards constructing electrodes for sustainable organic batteries.
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.
A new flexible and stretchable device, worn against the skin and capable of producing electrical energy by transforming the compounds present in sweat, has been developed.
The RAC03-K AC/DC converter, from RECOM, was designed to be the smallest 3 W solution on the market. It is a versatile converter that can be used in a wide range of applications due to complete certifications for ITE and household standards.
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.
CSIRO and Piotrek have partnered to develop the next generation of solid polymer electrolytes (SPEs) for lithium batteries.
Silicon's ability to harvest energy from heat can be greatly increased while remaining mass-producible.
The MAX17301 and MAX17311 one-cell, pack-side ICs offer configurable settings for battery safety and allow fine-tuning of voltage and current thresholds based on various temperature zones.
Selectronic has added the SMPC480 3.5 kW model to its SP PRO Series 2i range to cater to the growing demand for smaller scale battery storage systems.
The repurposed 2 kWh units could be used in developing countries or isolated communities, with enough energy to power a small shop, farm holding or multiple residential homes.
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.