Hiroshima University researchers have blended together various polymer and molecular semiconductors as photo-absorbers to create a solar cell with increased power efficiencies and electricity generation. These types of solar cells, known as organic photovoltaics (OPV), are devices that generate electricity when light is incident upon their photo-absorbers. The efficiency of a solar cell is determined […]

Incheon National University scientists have announced a novel transparent solar cell design using thin silicon films, with efficient power generation. Solar power has shown immense potential as a futuristic, ‘clean’ source of energy. Its not a wonder environmentalists worldwide have been looking for ways to advance the current solar cell technology. Now, scientists have put […]

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) scientists have discovered that the amount of alkali metal introduced into crystals of flexible thin-film solar cells influences the path that charge carriers take to traverse between electrodes, thereby affecting the light-to-electricity conversion efficiency of the solar cell. The press release asserts that given the immense application potential […]

University of York solar panel designs in checkerboard lines increases their ability to absorb light by 125 percent, a new study says. Researchers say the breakthrough could lead to the production of thinner, lighter and more flexible solar panels that could be used to power more homes and be used in a wider range of […]

A Penn State research team suggests that using two thin films of different materials may be the way to go to create affordable, thin film cells with about 34% efficiency. Solar cells have come a long way, but inexpensive, thin film solar cells are still far behind the more expensive, crystalline solar cells in efficiency. […]

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