UCLA chemists are developing photovoltaic cells that store the electrical energy. The work is a major improvement for capturing and retaining energy from sunlight, where the stored energy can last dramatically longer than current solar technology allows. The storage can last up to several weeks, instead of the microseconds found in today’s rooftop solar panels. […]

A Global Research Center for Environment and Energy based on Nanomaterials Science of Japan (GREEN) research team has successfully developed perovskite solar cells with good reproducibility and stability as well as exhibiting ideal semiconducting properties. Perovskite solar cells are a promising low-cost and highly-efficient next-generation technology for solar cells.  The study has been published in […]

Aalto University researchers have obtained the record-breaking efficiency of 22.1 percent efficiency on nanostructured black silicon solar cells. This critical almost 4 percent absolute increase to their previous record was achieved by applying a thin passivating film on the nanostructures and by integrating all metal contacts on the back side of the cell. Most folks […]

Researchers at Brown University Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation have come up with a new way of making thin perovskite films for solar cells at room temperature. In just five years of development hybrid perovskite solar cells have attained power conversion efficiencies that took decades to achieve with the top-performing silicon semiconductor materials used […]

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have successfully created electricity-generating solar-cells with chemicals found the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans. The materials chitin and chitosan found in crustacean shells are abundant and significantly cheaper to produce than the expensive metals such as ruthenium, which is similar to platinum, that are currently used […]

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