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 […]

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 […]

Challa V. Kumar, Ph.D working at the University of Connecticut reported today the development of a unique, “green” antenna that could potentially double the efficiencies of certain kinds of solar cells and make them more affordable. The report was presented at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society held in Boston. […]

A team of chemists at the University of California, Riverside have succeeded in “upconverting” photons in the visible and near-infrared regions of the solar spectrum. The innovation is an ingenious way to make solar energy conversion more efficient. The researchers report in Nano Letters about combining inorganic semiconductor nanocrystals with organic molecules. When installing solar […]

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