Nanoparticles Increase Light Scattering, Boost Solar Cell Performance Research

Nanoparticles Increase Light Scattering, Boost Solar Cell Performance: Research

A team of scientists from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) has found that nanoparticles boost the efficiency of solar cells not because of the up-conversion but due to enhanced light ...
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New Research Shows Perovskite Solar Panels can be Printed on Steel Atop Buildings

New Research Shows Perovskite Solar Panels can be Printed on Steel Atop Buildings

In a new three-year collaborative study between the Wales-based Swansea University and Tata Steel U.K., researchers found that perovskite solar panels can be printed on steel atop establishments using screen ...
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2D Cations in Tin-Lead Perovskite Solar Cells Increase Conversion Efficiency to 25.5%

2D Cations in Tin-Lead Perovskite Solar Cells Increase Conversion Efficiency to 25.5%

Scientists from the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a new tin-lead perovskite tandem cell merging different layers of two chemical compounds achieving a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of ...
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Researchers use Spacer Cations for Higher Conversion Efficiency in Perovskite Cells

Researchers use Spacer Cations for Higher Conversion Efficiency in Perovskite Cells

In a new study focused on increasing the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of perovskite solar cells (PSCs), materials scientists examined the non-radiative recombination sites in PSCs, which is one of ...
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Researchers Claim Higher Conversion Efficiencies in Perovskite-Based Solar Glass

Researchers Claim Higher Conversion Efficiencies in Perovskite-Based Solar Glass

Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science recently demonstrated power conversion efficiencies of 15.5% and 4.1% in solar glass, with varying prototype semiconductor solar cells made of ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Researchers Develop Device to Recover Waste Heat from Photovoltaic Units

Researchers Develop Device to Recover Waste Heat from Photovoltaic Units

Scientists from the University of Milano-Bicocca, University of Rome Tor Vergata, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have fabricated a thermally-coupled electrically-separated hybrid thermoelectric, photovoltaic system (HTEPV)-based device based on a ...
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Pairing Metal Halide Perovskites with Silicon Solar Cell Could Enhance Cell’s Efficiency

Pairing Metal Halide Perovskites with Silicon Solar Cell Could Enhance Cell’s Efficiency

Researchers at Oxford PV, an Oxford University spin-off company, have asserted that combining metal halide perovskites with conventional silicon could overcome the 26% efficiency limit of solar cells made with only ...
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New Printing Process to Increase the Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells

New Printing Process to Increase the Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells

In a bid to improve the stability and efficiency of perovskite solar cells, a team of researchers from the University of Arizona has worked on a new printing process called ...
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Daily News Wrap-Up: NTPC Aims to Install 60 GW of Renewable Capacity by 2032

Daily News Wrap-Up: NTPC Aims to Install 60 GW of Renewable Capacity by 2032

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: NTPC Limited has declared its Energy Compact Goals at the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy (HLDE) ...
Removing Residual Matter by Powder Engineering Boosts Perovskite Solar Cell Efficiency

Removing Residual Matter by Powder Engineering Boosts Perovskite Solar Cell Efficiency

In a new study, researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have demonstrated that creating one of the raw materials necessary for perovskites – a ...
Researchers Develop Method To Enhance Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers Develop Method to Enhance Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, have claimed that they have developed a new method to increase perovskite solar cells' efficiency by utilizing ions. The ...
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Oxford PV’s New Record Efficiency of 29.52% for Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cells

Oxford PV’s New Record Efficiency of 29.52% for Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cells

Oxford PV, an Oxford University spin-off company, announced a new record efficiency of 29.52% for its perovskite silicon tandem solar cell. This record efficiency has been certified by the National ...
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New Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cell with Record Efficiency of 29.15%

New Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cell with Record Efficiency of 29.15%

A team of researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) announced that they have set a new conversion efficiency record of 29.15% in a tandem solar cell made of perovskite and silicon ...
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New Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict Testing Standards for Heat and Humidity

New Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict Testing Standards for Heat and Humidity

A team of research scientists led by the University of New South Wales, in collaboration with the University of Sydney, have, for the first time, produced a new generation of ...
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Scientists Develop Integrated Module That Can Split Water to Produce Energy

Scientists Develop Integrated Module That Can Split Water to Produce Energy

Researchers at Rice University in the United States of America have created a low-cost device that can split water to produce hydrogen fuel. The device is developed by the Brown ...
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Semi-Transparent Perovskite Solar Cells Could Turn Windows into Power Generators

Semi-Transparent Perovskite Solar Cells Could Turn Windows into Power Generators

Australian scientists, led by members of the ARC Center of Excellence in Exciton Science, have published a research paper stating that they have succeeded in producing semi-transparent perovskite solar cells that ...
Researchers Claim 27.7% Efficiency in Mechanically-Stacked PV Silicon Tandem Cell

Researchers Claim 27.7% Efficiency in Mechanically-Stacked PV Silicon Tandem Cell

Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) claim to have set a new conversion efficiency record of 27.7% in mechanically-stacked perovskite-silicon tandem cells. This would only need to improve slightly, ...