Can perovskites and silicon team up to boost industrial solar cell efficiencies?
Silicon solar cells dominate 90 percent of the global photovoltaic market today, yet the record power conversion efficiency of silicon photovoltaics has progressed merely from 25 percent to 25.6 percent during ...
A better method for making perovskite solar cells
Research led by a Brown University Ph.D. student has revealed a new way to make light-absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells.
Uncovering the secrets of super solar power perovskites
The best hope for cheap, super-efficient solar power is a remarkable family of crystalline materials called hybrid perovskites. In just five years of development, hybrid perovskite solar cells have attained ...
Perovskite solar cell reaches record efficiency
Recycling old batteries into solar cells
This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries—a potential source of lead pollution—into new, long-lasting solar panels ...
Scientists develop pioneering new spray-on solar cells
(Phys.org) —A team of scientists at the University of Sheffield are the first to fabricate perovskite solar cells using a spray-painting process – a discovery that could help cut the cost of solar electricity.
Environmentally friendly solar cell pushes forward the 'next big thing in photovoltaics'
Northwestern University researchers are the first to develop a new solar cell with good efficiency that uses tin instead of lead perovskite as the harvester of light. The low-cost, environmentally friendly ...
Creating simpler, cheaper solar cells
Over the last four years, solar cells made from materials called perovskites have reached efficiencies that other technologies took decades to achieve, but until recently no-one quite knew why.
Researchers make first perovskite-based superlens for the infrared
Superlenses earned their superlative by being able to capture the "evanescent" light waves that blossom close to an illuminated surface and never travel far enough to be "seen" by a conventional lens. Superlenses ...
Electron trapping harnessed to make light sensors
Traps. Whether you're squaring off against the Empire or trying to wring electricity out of sunlight, they're almost never a good thing. But sometimes you can turn that trap to your advantage. A team from ...
Researchers report better solar cells through chemistry
In the quest for the perfect solar cell – efficient, thin, reliable and cheap – new Cornell research offers quantifiable insight into the complex chemistry of getting it just right.
Crystal light: New light-converting materials point to cheaper, more efficient solar power
University of Toronto engineers study first single crystal perovskites for new applicationsEngineers have shone new light on an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper ...
Team develops new technique for growing high-efficiency perovskite solar cells
This week in the journal Science, Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers reveal a new solution-based hot-casting technique that allows growth of highly efficient and reproducible solar cells from large- ...
Perovskites provide big boost to silicon solar cells
Stacking perovskites onto a conventional silicon solar cell dramatically improves the overall efficiency of the cell, according to a new study led by Stanford University scientists.