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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MIT and Google Develop Simulator to Accelerate Solar Cell Development

MIT and Google Develop Simulator to Accelerate Solar Cell Development

Researchers at MIT and Google Brain have developed a computational simulator that can help predict whether changes to materials or design will improve performance in new photovoltaic (PV) cells. The ...
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Researchers Claim 29.8% Conversion Efficiency in Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cell

Researchers Claim 29.8% Conversion Efficiency in Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cell

Researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) have claimed to have set a new conversion efficiency record of 29.80% in a tandem solar cell made of perovskite and silicon. The result was ...
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US Aims to Add 60 Communities to its SolarAPP+ Tool by March 2022

US Aims to Add 60 Communities to its SolarAPP+ Tool by March 2022

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it has achieved its summer goal of signing up at least 125 communities for the Solar Automated Permit Processing (SolarAPP+) ...
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Researchers Find a Way to Prevent Electric Current Loss in Organic Solar Cells

Researchers Find a Way to Prevent Electric Current Loss in Organic Solar Cells

Researchers at the University of Cambridge claimed to have found a way to prevent the loss of electric current that declines the efficiency of organic solar cells. Organic solar cells are flexible, ...
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DC-Coupled Hybrid Projects Provide Higher Net Value When PV Penetration is High

DC-Coupled Hybrid Projects Provide Higher Net Value When PV Penetration is High

Solar photovoltaic (PV) power demand has increased due to favorable policies, technological advancements, cost reduction, and clean energy uptake. However, without storage deployment or an increase in price-responsive load, growth ...
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Modules Manufactured in Europe Emit 40% Less CO2 than the Chinese Fraunhofer ISE

Modules Manufactured in Europe Emit 40% Less CO2 than the Chinese: Fraunhofer ISE

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy have claimed that solar modules manufactured in the European Union produce 40% less carbon dioxide than modules manufactured in China. China dominates the solar ...
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Nanoparticle Paste to Maximize Perovskite Solar Cells' Efficiency Developed

Nanoparticle Paste to Maximize Perovskite Solar Cells’ Efficiency Developed

Researchers at the ITMO University's School of Physics and Engineering have developed a paste of titanium dioxide and resonant silicon nanoparticles to maximize perovskite solar cells' efficiency. The paste increases the generation ...
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A New Technology Could Prevent Fires Caused by Lithium-Ion Batteries

A New Technology Could Prevent Fires Caused by Lithium-Ion Batteries

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists have claimed to have invented a battery component that provides an added layer of protection to prevent short circuits, the leading cause of fires in ...
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Perovskite Solar Cells to Be Tested in Space

Perovskite Solar Cells to Be Tested in Space

To lower the cost of specialized photovoltaic (PV) panels used to generate electricity in space — like the ones used in Mars rovers and space probes — researchers at the ...
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Bifacial Solar Cell Using Laser Processing Claims Record Power Output of 29%

Bifacial Solar Cell Using Laser Processing Claims Record Power Output of 29%

Researchers at Australian National University claim to have produced a more efficient type of solar cell using laser processing. The cell produced is supposedly a true bifacial solar cell with ...
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