Washington State University (WSU) and University of Tennessee researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory believe they have reached a critical milestone in solar cell fabrication, helping pave the way for solar energy to directly compete with electricity generated by conventional energy sources. This milestone is based on improving the […]






MIT researchers have now demonstrated solar cells so thin, flexible, and lightweight that they could be placed on almost any material or surface, including your hat, shirt, or smartphone, or even on a sheet of paper or a helium balloon. Such a technology is the thinnest, lightest solar cells ever produced. The new process is […]






Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) scientists have developed a solar-panel material that can cut down on perovskite based photovoltaic costs. Meanwhile the new cells achieve a competitive power conversion efficiency of 20.2%. Today, some of the most promising solar cells today use light-harvesting films made from perovskites – a group of materials that share […]






Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have published a new study that reveals the key market and system drivers for low-priced photovoltaic systems. The price of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems installed on homes and small businesses spans a wide range, so this study will benefit anyone interested in […]






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 […]






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