University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) researchers have developed a simple processing technique that could cut the cost of organic photovoltaics and wearable electronics. The development by the UCSB team working with three other universities is a new technique for manufacturing single-layer organic polymer solar cells that might very well move organic photovoltaics into […]






University of New South Wales engineers in Australia have smashed the new perovskite compound’s world efficiency record. Perovskites are the hottest new material in solar cell design because flexible, cheap to produce and simple to make. Anita Ho-Baillie, a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) announced at the Asia-Pacific Solar […]






Physicists at the University of California – Berkeley have boosted the efficiency of perovskite that holds promise as base for next-generation solar cells. Perovskite solar cells are made of a mix of organic molecules and inorganic elements that together capture light and convert it into electricity, just like today’s more common silicon-based solar cells. Perovskite […]






North Carolina State University use a food additive to make an efficient, semi-printed plastic solar cell. Better yet the new solar cells can be created without the use of environmentally hazardous halogen solvents and can be manufactured at room temperature, which has strong implications for large-scale commercial production. Plastic solar cells, or organic photovoltaics, are […]






Columbia scientists have demonstrated it is possible to manufacture solar cells that are far more efficient than existing silicon photovoltaic cells. Its a discovery that could have profound implications for future energy economics. The team, led by Xiaoyang Zhu, a professor of Chemistry at Columbia University, focused its efforts on a new class of solar […]






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