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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ASU Engineers Break Solar Cell Record

Addition of chemicals to solution allows the team to surpass their own record from last year A team of researchers from the Arizona State University in collaboration with researchers from the University of Nebraska claims to have set the world record efficiency of 25.4 percent for a tandem solar cell stacked with perovskite and silicon. […]

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Perovskite Slated to Revolutionise the Solar Industry

Perovskite, which uses a hybrid organic-inorganic lead as the light harvesting active layer could have a conversion rate as high as 37%. Silicon based solar panels which have been in use since the last five decades are soon about to get a tough competition from a new material in development called perovskite. The silicon based […]

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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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Relaxed Crystal Increases Solar Cell Efficiency

According to the researchers, the research represents a significant step toward stable perovskite-based solar cells for next generation solar-to-electricity and solar-to-fuel technologies. The researchers have discovered that constant illumination relaxes strain in perovskite’s crystal lattice, allowing it to uniformly expand in all directions. A collaborative research led by Rice University and Los Alamos National Laboratory found that […]

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