Princeton University researchers have built another path forward for LED technologies. By refining the manufacturing of light sources made with crystalline substances known as perovskites, a more efficient and potentially lower-cost alternative to materials used in today’s LEDs can be made. Just as the complexity and bulkiness of CFLs distorted the engineering and lighting market, […]

University of New South Wales engineers in Australia have smashed the new perovskite compound’s world efficiency record. Perovskites are the hottest new material in solar cell design because flexible, cheap to produce and simple to make. Anita Ho-Baillie, a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) announced at the Asia-Pacific Solar […]

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists have discovered a possible secret to dramatically boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells hidden in the nanoscale peaks and valleys of the crystalline material. Solar cells made from compounds that have the crystal structure of the mineral perovskite have peaked scientists’ curiosity. They’re inexpensive and easy to fabricate, like […]

MIT researchers have now demonstrated solar cells so thin, flexible, and lightweight that they could be placed on almost any material or surface, including your hat, shirt, or smartphone, or even on a sheet of paper or a helium balloon. Such a technology is the thinnest, lightest solar cells ever produced. The new process is […]

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