Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Penn State researchers have developed new ultrathin metal electrodes allowing the creation of semitransparent perovskite solar cells that are highly efficient and can be coupled with traditional silicon cells to greatly boost the performance of both devices. The research represents a step toward developing completely transparent solar cells. Kai Wang, assistant research professor of […]

University of California – Santa Barbara researchers have uncovered a major cause of limitations to efficiency in perovskite solar cells. Various possible defects in the lattice of what are known as hybrid perovskites had previously been considered as the potential cause of such limitations, but it was assumed that the organic molecules (the components responsible […]

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory scientists have discovered how to stabilize perovskite solar cells with pressure from a diamond anvil cell. The required pressure is well within the reach of industrial manufacturing requirements. The promising lead halide perovskite solar cell is great at converting sunlight to electricity and this development could solve the cells breaking down […]

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, […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientists found that a change in chemical composition enabled a boost the longevity and efficiency of a perovskite solar cell.     The new formula enabled the solar cell to resist a stability problem that has so far thwarted the commercialization of perovskites. The […]

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