Brown University researchers report a method for making perovskite cells larger while maintaining efficiency. Perovskite solar cells are cheaper to make than traditional silicon cells and their electricity conversion efficiency is improving rapidly. To be commercially viable, perovskite cells need to scale up from lab size. Researchers have reported efficiency in perovskite cells of higher […]

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) researchers in Japan have succeeded in producing highly reproducible and highly stable perovskite solar cells with a new low-temperature solution process. To date conventional perovskite solar cells produced by low-temperature solution processes have had problems in terms of stability and reproducibility, and details of their operational mechanism were difficult […]

An international team has succeeded in considerably increasing the efficiency for direct solar water splitting. Using a tandem solar cell whose surfaces have been selectively modified, the old record of 12.4 percent that stood for 17 years was overtaken to 14 percent.  The group’s research paper has been published in Nature Communications in front of […]

University of Michigan (UM) researchers borrowing from the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting called kirigami have developed solar cells that are light weight and track the sun. Solar cells capture up to 40 percent more energy when they can track the sun across the sky, but conventional, motorized trackers are too heavy and bulky […]

Researchers are combining semiconducting nanowires and bacteria and can now produce liquid fuel. The Kavli Foundation has sponsored a roundtable discussion with three leading scientists that is a very useful read that’s available for everyone to read through. Organic plant based photosynthesis uses solar power to drive the ability of plants to transform sunlight, carbon […]

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