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 […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists in a collaboration with University of Groningen (UG) scientists have developed a method to analyze which pairs of materials in next-generation perovskite solar cells will harvest the most energy. In a paper published in Science Advances, physicists Professor Sum Tze Chien from NTU and Professor Maxim Pshenichnikov […]

Rice University materials scientists have found inorganic compounds quench defects in perovskite-based solar cells and expand their tolerance of light, humidity and heat. The scientists believe they’ve overcome a major hurdle keeping perovskite-based solar cells from achieving mainstream use. Through the strategic use of the element indium to replace some of the lead in perovskites, […]

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