perovskites

Perovskite Solar Cells. Bringing The Future Closer

The solar sector, ever since it managed to get the interest of mainstream researchers, has regularly seen the announcement of  new materials and processes, that promise to deliver efficiencies and costs that would take the sector itself mainstream. While, many would argue that we are close to that inflection point today, demands from the tech […]

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NREL Research Boosts Stability of Perovskites, Helps Silicon Solar Cells

A change in the chemical composition has enabled scientists at the US DOE’s NREL to boost the longevity and efficiency of perovskite solar cells. A change in the chemical composition has enabled scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to boost the longevity and efficiency of perovskite solar cells […]

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Slow ‘Hot Electrons’ Could Improve Solar Cell Efficiency

Photons with energy higher than the ‘band gap’ of the semiconductor absorbing them give rise to what are known as hot electrons. The extra energy in respect to the band gap is lost very fast, as it is converted into heat so it does not contribute to the voltage. University of Groningen Professor of Photophysics […]

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Perovskite photovoltaic cells hit new world efficiency record

Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, have smashed the world efficiency record for perovskite photovoltaic (PV) cells. The 12.1% efficiency rating was for a 16 cm2 perovskite solar cell, the largest single perovskite photovoltaic cell certified with the highest energy conversion efficiency, and was independently confirmed by the international […]

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Solar Cells Made With Tin Could Make Solar Power Cheaper And More Widespread

A research team from University of Warwick lead by Dr. Ross Hatton and Professor Richard Walton explained how solar cells could be produced which are more adaptable and simpler to produce than their current counterparts. Researchers note that solar cells made with tin could lead to a more widespread use of solar power, with potential […]

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