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 […]






University of Houston researchers have reported the first explanation for how perovskite materials change during production. The team’s goal was to find a more efficient way to absorb light, a critical step toward the large-scale manufacture of better and less-expensive perovskite solar panels. Yan Yao, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and lead author […]






Kennesaw State University has a humming laboratory building tiny solar cells – as researchers strive to develop better photovoltaic technologies. Sandip Das, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, along with a team of three undergraduate research assistants, has recently fabricated the delicate solar cells, which are […]






Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists have discovered a possible secret to dramatically boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells hidden in the nanoscale peaks and valleys of the crystalline material. Solar cells made from compounds that have the crystal structure of the mineral perovskite have peaked scientists’ curiosity. They’re inexpensive and easy to fabricate, like […]






University of California, Berkeley scientists and their colleagues have developed a simplified architecture by applying a new mix of materials to a standard design that leads to efficiencies rivaling conventional silicon solar cells. The new architecture takes very few processing steps to produce an affordable solar cell with efficiencies comparable to conventional silicon solar cells. […]






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