Green Alliance Invests in EneCoat Tech to Advance Perovskite Research

Japan-based tech company Green Science Alliance Co Ltd. has invested in EneCoat Technologies Co., a Kyoto University start-up that focuses on perovskite solar cell research. Although silicon based solar cells have been practically commercialized the most till date, a large amount of energy is needed to  melt and refine raw materials to make high quality silicon. Therefore, […]

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1366 Tech & Hunt Perovskite Tech Announce Merger to Form CubicPV

Massachusetts-headquartered silicon wafer maker 1366 Technologies, Inc. and Dallas-based solar technology company Hunt Perovskite Technologies, L.L.C (HPT) announced yesterday that they have merged their businesses to form a new company called CubicPV — a name that evokes the shared cubic crystal structure of both silicon and perovskite. The merger combines two disruptive technologies – 1366’s Direct […]

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Researchers say rubidium Doping & 2D Capping assure perovskite stability

In a new paper entitled ‘Unraveling the compositional heterogeneity and carrier dynamics of alkali cation doped 3D/2D perovskites with improved stability’, first published on 11th December 2020 in the journal Materials Advances, scientists at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology offer a new method- rubidium doping & 2D capping- to enhance the stability of perovskite […]

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Solar Power Technology Continues To Wait On the Promise Of Perovskite Cells

Scientists today are using perovskite materials, named after a little known 19th Century Russian mineralogist and nobleman Count Lev Perovski, to make solar cells more efficient and adaptable than ever before. The material was first discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1839 by Gustav Rose and became fairly common in later decades wherein it was […]

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Perovskite Solar Cells, Coming Soon To a Product Near You

Perovskites, named after Russian mineralogist Lev Perovski who discovered the base material over 170 years ago in the Ural Mountains of Russia are found abundantly in the earth’s mantle and sometimes, surface deposits even. They have now found an interesting and potentially breakthrough application in solar power generation technology. Different from the traditional silicon wafers […]

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New Precision Spray-Coating Enables Complex Perovskite Solar Cell Designs

Researchers have developed a new precision spray-coating method that enables complex perovskite solar cell designs and could be used to scale up for mass production. Perovskites, a highly promising alternative to the silicon which is used to make most of today’s solar cells, needs new manufacturing processes to make them practical for commercial production. And […]

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NREL Forms Consortium to Advance Solar Perovskite Commercialisation

NREL has formed the US Manufacturing of Advanced Perovskites Consortium, which will work to accelerate commercialisation of perovskite technologies. Working with leading domestic solar companies, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds at the University of Washington, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Toledo have […]

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Chemist Develops way to Produce new Materials for Solar Panels

A chemist from RUDN University has synthesised new types of optically active materials with the structure of the mineral perovskite used in solar panels A chemist from RUDN University has synthesised new types of optically active materials with the structure of the mineral perovskite. Proposing an environmentally friendly, fast and easily reproducible mechanochemical method, which […]

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Caffeine Improves Performance of Perovskite Solar Cells

A team of scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles have discovered that caffeine can be a promising alternative to make traditional solar cells more efficient at converting light to electricity. The latest research which began as a cafeteria joke over morning coffee led to this unusual solution. “One day, as we were discussing […]

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