University of Surrey researchers believe their new technique has produced the highest performing inverted perovskite solar cell ever recorded. Perovskite based cells are widely expected to be the next generation of solar cells, offering similar power conversion efficiency (PCE) performance, but at a much lower cost than today’s dominant crystalline silicon based solar cells. In […]

A Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) research team has proposed a perovskite material that serves as a potential active material for highly efficient lead-free thin-film photovoltaic devices. This material is expected to lay the foundation to overcome previously known limitations of perovskite including its stability and toxicity issues. The KAIST research team […]

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) researchers have combined silicon and perovskite materials making a tandem solar cell. The resulting efficiency of 25.2 percent is a record for this type of tandem cell. Their innovative yet simple manufacturing technique could be directly integrated into existing production lines, and efficiency could eventually rise above 30 percent. […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Tokyo Institute of Technology scientists have shown that an oxyfluoride is capable of visible light-driven photocatalysis, a process of converting solar to fuel energy using visible-light-absorbing semiconductor materials. The finding opens new doors for designing materials for artificial photosynthesis and solar energy research. Over the last decade, research has intensified to develop efficient, manmade […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Scientists from the universities of Bristol and Cambridge have found a way to create polymeric semiconductor nanostructures that absorb light and transport its energy further than previously observed. The discovery could make possible more flexible and more efficient solar cells and photodetectors. The researchers, whose work appears in the journal Science, say their findings […]

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