Kanazawa University researchers have documented a new method for controlling the orientation of conducting molecules in organic solar cells that results in the enhanced light adsorption and performance of the cells. Solar cells are an alternate source of energy. A subtype of these, organic solar cells, make use of organic polymers inside the cell. Using […]

Scientists from the Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) believe they’ve found a winning formula in a new method to fabricate low-cost high-efficiency solar cells. Professor Yabing Qi and his team from OIST in collaboration with Professor Shengzhong Liu from Shaanxi Normal University, China, […]

Hokkaido University scientists have developed a photoelectrode that can harvest 85% of visible light. It is built in a 30 nanometers-thin semiconductor layer sandwiched between gold layers, converting light energy 11 times more efficiently than previous methods. The research team, led by Professor Hiroaki Misawa of the Research Institute for Electronic Science at Hokkaido University, […]

A team of semiconductor researchers based in France has used a boron nitride separation layer to grow indium gallium nitride (InGaN) solar cells that were then lifted off their original sapphire substrate and placed onto a glass substrate. The French team’s technique is the third major application for the hexagonal boron nitride lift-off technique, which […]

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 […]

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