Perovskite Solar Cells

Perovskite Solar Cells Can Emerge An Alterative To Gallium In Space: Study

Merida Aerospace, a Tampa-based aerospace company, is developing perovskite solar cells tailored for space applications, with a specific emphasis on enhancing performance and economy for low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites. LEO satellites often rely on solar panels as their primary power source, capturing sunlight during orbital solar exposure for sustained operation. These panels enhance weight […]

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Flexible Solar Moves One Step Closer to Mass Market With DaZheng

A 10 year old Chinese startup, DaZheng, has become the first firm worldwide to produce large, flexible perovskite solar panels at scale, with a promised efficiency of 21%. Traditional flexible thin-film solar cells are limited by expensive raw materials and complicated manufacturing processes, which lead to the high cost and limited applications. The new flexible […]

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World’s 1st Commercial Installation of Perovskite Solar Cells in Poland

Poland-based Saule Technologies, a perovskite solar tech company, has launched its first installation of photovoltaic blinds – sun breakers with perovskite solar cells. This world’s first commercial implementation of perovskite solar cell technology was a collaboration with Aliplast, said the company. Saule’s new product was first presented in October 2020. The profiles with solar modules, […]

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Researchers Improve Safety of Lead-Based Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers at NREL have developed a technique to sequester the lead used to make perovskite solar cells, a highly efficient emerging PV technology. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Northern Illinois University (NIU) have developed a technique to sequester the lead used to make perovskite solar cells, a highly efficient emerging photovoltaic […]

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Boosting the Stability of Low-Cost, Large-Area Solar Modules

The study supports prior evidence that a commonly used material in PSCs, called titanium dioxide, degrades the devices and limits their lifetime. Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have resolved a fundamental weakness in a promising solar technology known as Perovskite Solar Cells, or PSCs. According to their research results, […]

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Fraunhofer ISE Develops Printed In-Situ Perovskite Solar Cells to Save Resources

With a record efficiency of 12.6 percent, the researchers have now reached an important milestone in the field of printed photovoltaics. Besides silicon-based photovoltaics, which presently dominate the market, there are other materials, such as perovskite, that also show great potential. Scientists are testing the proof of concept of these new types of solar cells. […]

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Potassium Offers Perovskite-Based Solar Cells an Efficiency Boost

A simple potassium solution could boost the efficiency of next-generation solar cells, by enabling them to convert more sunlight into electricity. An international team of researchers led by the University of Cambridge found that the addition of potassium iodide ‘healed’ the defects and immobilised ion movement, which to date have limited the efficiency of cheap […]

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A New Approach Towards Highly Efficient and Air-Stable Perovskite Solar Cells

Research into the use of perovskite materials as solar cells has boomed in the last several years, following reports of high energy conversion efficiencies, which have continued to climb. New research published in the journal Materials Today reveals how to improve the lifetime of these solar cells. Despite the intense interest in the materials for […]

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New Lead-Free Perovskite Material for Solar Cells

A class of materials called perovskites has emerged as a promising alternative to silicon for making inexpensive and efficient solar cells. But for all their promise, perovskites are not without their downsides. Most contain lead, which is highly toxic, and include organic materials that are not particularly stable when exposed to the environment. Now a […]

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