Iowa State University engineers have developed a next-generation perovskite solar cell that takes advantage of the promising electro-optical properties of perovskite materials. They’ve made the materials much more stable at high temperatures and demonstrated a consistent, clean way to fabricate them into solar cells. These would be important steps toward commercial production of new, low-cost, […]

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 […]

Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology scientists at Empa have further boosted the energy conversion efficiency of flexible photovoltaic solar cells made of copper indium gallium (di)selenide (also known as CIGS) to a new world record of 18.7 percent. The same team achieved the previous record of 17.6 percent in June 2010 making […]