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Scientists in Germany Develop Cost-effective Solar Cell Deposition Method

Researchers led by the Technical University of Ilmenau in Germany claim that if silicon dioxide (SiO2) films are deposited at room temperature without complex vacuum systems, they can be a good, cost-effective candidate for use in commercial c-Si solar cell production lines. SiO2 deposition is used as a passivation layer or a protective layer in various types […]

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Kesterite Offers A Pathway To Greener Solar Cells

Kesterite is a natural mineral with many important material properties, including a band gap that can be used as a light absorber material for next generation thin-film solar cells. Unlike their perovskite-based competitor technologies, Kesterite solar cells are natural and non-toxic, making them them a truly eco-friendly alternative to the fully or partially inorganic materials, silicon and […]

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LONGi Breaks Three More World Records for Solar Cell Efficiency

Xi’an-headquartered major solar PV manufacturer LONGi has consolidated its leading role in R&D innovation in the global PV industry by setting new cell efficiency records for N- and P-type TOPcon and HJT. The company announced in April its record of 25.09% for N-Type TOPCon solar cell efficiency and, one month later, testing at the Institute […]

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JinkoSolar’s N-Type Mono-Si Solar Cell reaches Record 25.25% Efficiency

Shanghai-headquartered solar panel manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. announced yesterday that the maximum solar conversion efficiency of its large-area N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cells reached 25.25%, setting a new world record for large-size contact-passivated solar cells. This result has been independently confirmed by the National Institute of Metrology, China (NIM). It is the third time […]

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Toledo Uni Scientists Make 6.4% Efficient Antimony Selenide Solar Cell

In a paper entitled ‘Influence of Post-selenization Temperature on the Performance of Substrate-Type Sb2Se3 Solar Cells’, published in the peer-reviewed journal ACS Publications (whose parent organisation is American Chemical Society), scientists working at the University of Toledo in the United States have developed a 6.43%-efficient solar cell using antimony selenide (Sb2Se3) films with favourable crystalline properties. […]

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Carbon Dots From Human Hair Used to Boost Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers have used carbon dots created from human hair to create a kind of “armour” to improve the performance of perovskite solar cells Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia have used carbon dots, created from human hair waste sourced from a Brisbane barbershop, to create a kind of “armour” to improve the […]

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MiaSolé, European Solliance Claim 26.5% Efficiency on Tandem Solar Cells

Hanergy owned MiaSolé Hi-Tech Corp and European Solliance Solar Research claim to have achieved a power conversion efficiency of 26.5% on a tandem solar cell. The new record builds on their previous record in 2019. The architecture combines two thin-film solar cell technologies: a top rigid semi-transparent perovskite solar cell with a bottom flexible copper […]

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New Technology from PNU Makes Foldable Solar Cells a Practical Reality

With the recent development of foldable mobile phone screens, research on foldable electronics has never been so intensive. One particularly useful application of foldable technology is in solar panels. Current solar cells are restricted to rigid, flat panels, which are difficult to store in large numbers and integrate into everyday appliances, including phones, windows, vehicles, […]

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Meyer Burger Receives 22.5M Euros to Build Green Solar Cells Production Facility

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has received two positive grant notifications at the end of 2020. Meyer Burger’s heterojunction technology (HJT) for solar cell production has significant environmental advantages compared to conventional manufacturing processes hence, received two grants, as the company announced yesterday.  The approval of the environmental protection aid was specifically based on the drafted […]

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