Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Ottawa engineers, together with national and international partners, have achieved a world first by manufacturing the first back-contact micrometric photovoltaic cells. The cells, with a size twice the thickness of a strand of hair, have significant advantages over conventional solar technologies, reducing electrode-induced shadowing by 95% and potentially lowering energy production costs […]

A National University of Singapore research team has set a new record in the power conversion efficiency of solar cells made using perovskite and organic materials. Their latest work demonstrated a power conversion efficiency of 23.6%, approaching that of conventional silicon solar cells. This technological breakthrough paves the way for flexible, light-weight, low cost and […]

Columbia scientists have demonstrated it is possible to manufacture solar cells that are far more efficient than existing silicon photovoltaic cells. Its a discovery that could have profound implications for future energy economics. The team, led by Xiaoyang Zhu, a professor of Chemistry at Columbia University, focused its efforts on a new class of solar […]

Australian engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have edged closer to the theoretical limits of sunlight to electricity conversion by photovoltaic solar cells with a device that sets a new world efficiency record. The new solar cell configuration developed by the engineers has pushed sunlight to electricity conversion efficiency up to 34.5% […]

UCLA chemists are developing photovoltaic cells that store the electrical energy. The work is a major improvement for capturing and retaining energy from sunlight, where the stored energy can last dramatically longer than current solar technology allows. The storage can last up to several weeks, instead of the microseconds found in today’s rooftop solar panels. […]

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