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Black Nanostructured Silicon Solar Cells Demonstrate Record-Breaking Efficiency

Black Nanostructured Silicon Solar Cells Demonstrate Record-Breaking Efficiency

Researchers from the Aalto University and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya have achieved a record-breaking 22.1% efficiency on nanostructured silicon solar cells. The Fraunhofer ISE CalLab has certified this record efficiency. [More]
Laser Zone Annealing Technique Enables Rapid Self-Assembly at the Nanoscale

Laser Zone Annealing Technique Enables Rapid Self-Assembly at the Nanoscale

Researchers from the Brookhaven National Laboratory of the US Department of Energy have succeeded in developing a laser-based method for executing self-assembly at the nanoscale with excellent ease and efficiency. [More]
Researchers Improve Solar Cell Performance by Identifying Defects in Perovskites

Researchers Improve Solar Cell Performance by Identifying Defects in Perovskites

Researchers from the University of Washington and University of Oxford have identified inefficient regions in perovskite materialsResearchers from the University of Washington and University of Oxford have identified inefficient regions in perovskites and have shown that those defects can be engineered to further improve solar devices. [More]
Dow Corning to Exhibit its Innovative Solar Solutions at SNEC PV Power Expo 2015

Dow Corning to Exhibit its Innovative Solar Solutions at SNEC PV Power Expo 2015

Dow Corning, world leading silicon-based solutions company, will be demonstrating its novel solar solutions during the 9th International Photovoltaic Conference and Expo (booth W4-523) held between April 28 and 30 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNEC) in China. [More]
New Solar Cell Combines Two Photovoltaic Materials to Harvest More Energy

New Solar Cell Combines Two Photovoltaic Materials to Harvest More Energy

MIT and Stanford University researchers have designed a new solar cell comprising two different sunlight-absorbing material layers to harvest a large amount of solar energy. [More]
Scientists Develop Superior Flexible Solar Cell Modules and Transparent Electrodes

Scientists Develop Superior Flexible Solar Cell Modules and Transparent Electrodes

Scientists from the Empa-led EU project 'TREASORES', have demonstrated novel silver-based transparent electrodes and prototype flexible solar cell modules that are capable of performing better than materials that are currently being used. [More]
Oxford Photovoltaics Raises Funding for Continued Development of Breakthrough Perovskite Solar Technology

Oxford Photovoltaics Raises Funding for Continued Development of Breakthrough Perovskite Solar Technology

Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd (Oxford PV), the pioneering solar technology company, today announces that it has raised a first-tranche B round of over £8 million from a variety of new and existing investors. [More]
New Technique Could Help Develop Reliable and Efficient Thin Film Solar Cells

New Technique Could Help Develop Reliable and Efficient Thin Film Solar Cells

Researchers at Cornell University demonstrated a process to optimize the fabrication of perovskite solar cells, resulting in thin, reliable, efficient and low-cost solar cells. The study has been published in Nature Communications. [More]
Mass Production of Flexible Organic Solar Panels with Reel-to-Reel Printing Methods

Mass Production of Flexible Organic Solar Panels with Reel-to-Reel Printing Methods

Researchers at the VTT Technical Centre of Finland have developed a new mass production method for flexible organic solar panels, based on traditional printing technology. The possibility of easily producing flexible solar panels offers a whole range of new design possibilities, with the solar panels offering aesthetic value for both the interior and exterior of buildings. [More]
Graphene Demonstrates Potential for Efficient Light-to-Electricity Conversion

Graphene Demonstrates Potential for Efficient Light-to-Electricity Conversion

Researchers at Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), along with their collaborators have demonstrated the ability of graphene to convert a single photon into multiple electrons that possess energy that is sufficient enough for driving an electrical current. The team used an advanced spectroscopic method for this demonstration. This discovery holds great promise for development of future photovoltaic devices. [More]