Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Australia’s ARC Center of Excellence in Exciton Science researchers have made an important discovery with significant implications for the future of solar cell material design. The team, led by Professor Timothy Schmidt at UNSW, has been looking at ways to capture the energy of visible light that is currently wasted due to the limitations […]

Michigan State University (MSU) scientists report a design for see-through solar materials that can be applied to windows representing a massive source of untapped energy and could harvest as much power as bigger, bulkier rooftop solar units. The team reporting in Nature Energy suggest the see-through solar materials can be applied to windows that represent […]

Brookhaven National Laboratory chemists have designed a new ‘single-site’ catalyst that speeds up the rate of a key step in artificial photosynthesis. It’s the first to match the efficiency of the catalytic sites that drive this reaction in nature and could greatly improve the potential for making efficient solar-to-fuel conversion devices. The chemistry is about […]

Scientists have greatly improved the operational stability of perovskite solar cells. The devices lost less than 5 percent performance when subjected to a crucial accelerated aging test during which they were exposed for more than 1,000 hours to full sunlight at 60° C. The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) team introduced cuprous thiocyanate protected […]

St John’s College, University of Cambridge, researchers have quantified the astonishingly high speeds at which future perovskite solar cells would have to operate in order to stretch what are presently seen as natural limits on their energy conversion efficiency. The study investigating perovskite photovoltaic suggests that these could achieve unprecedented levels of super-efficiency. But to […]

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