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EPFL Researchers Create Few-Atom Wide Electrical Channel with 2D Insulating Materials

EPFL Researchers Create Few-Atom Wide Electrical Channel with 2D Insulating Materials

EPFL researchers have showed that a few-atom wide electrical channel can be created within 2D insulating materials. The simulations open new areas for producing new photovoltaic and electronic devices. [More]
New Technique to Develop Affordable and Highly Efficient Polymer Solar Cells

New Technique to Develop Affordable and Highly Efficient Polymer Solar Cells

An international research team from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and North Carolina State University has discovered that high-efficient organic solar cells can be produced cost-effectively and in large quantities by applying temperature-dependent aggregation in semi-conducting polymers. The study was published in Nature Communications. [More]
Glass-Coated Silicon Fibres Enable Cheaper Solar Cells

Glass-Coated Silicon Fibres Enable Cheaper Solar Cells

Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have developed solar cells made of silicon fibres coated in glass, which require 90% less silicon for production and can function with 1000 times less pure silicon than conventional versions. [More]

CPI Collaborate in the Roll to Roll Production of Large Area Flexible Photovoltaics

Flexible organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells over 6m long and 50cm wide have been produced by a recent pan European collaborative research and development project named “FabriGen“. The project, which involved... [More]
EPFL Researchers Create Perovskite Solar Cells with Astounding Solar Conversion Efficiency

EPFL Researchers Create Perovskite Solar Cells with Astounding Solar Conversion Efficiency

EPFL researchers have succeeded in combining perovskite solar cells and nickel iron catalysts to obtain an amazing 12.3% solar to hydrogen efficiency. [More]
New Olympus Application Note Explores New Avenues in Organic Solar Cell Research

New Olympus Application Note Explores New Avenues in Organic Solar Cell Research

Moving towards the sustainable manufacture of photovoltaics, Dr Manuela Schiek’s research group at the University of Oldenburg, Germany has discovered how the quick and non-destructive nature of the Olympus LEXT OLS4100 high-resolution analysis and stitching function capabilities have enhanced their research. [More]
Completely Transparent Solar Collector Created Using Organic Materials

Completely Transparent Solar Collector Created Using Organic Materials

This new transparent solar concentrator uses organic molecules to absorb energy from infrared and ultraviolet light, channeling it into photovoltaic cells whilst allowing all visible light to pass through unaffected. [More]
Charge Formation Efficiency Helps Choose Materials for Organic Photovoltaics

Charge Formation Efficiency Helps Choose Materials for Organic Photovoltaics

Organic photovoltaic cells hold great promise for conversion of energy. They are flexible and can be produced at low cost, which make them attractive for various applications. However, their power conversion process is complex, which has been detrimental to their wide adoption. [More]
Making Solar Cells from Old Car Batteries

Making Solar Cells from Old Car Batteries

Lead pollution is a constant risk when disposing of batteries. Now a team at MIT have proposed a system capable of recycling materials from old car batteries into durable solar panels. The development uses perovskite technology and could offer an new life for waste battery material. [More]
EMCORE to Supply Multi-Junction Coverglass Interconnected Cells for Lockheed Martin's Satellite Program

EMCORE to Supply Multi-Junction Coverglass Interconnected Cells for Lockheed Martin's Satellite Program

EMCORE Corporation, a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optics and space solar power markets, announced today that it has entered into a new, long-term supply agreement with Lockheed Martin Space Systems to design and manufacture high-efficiency, multi-junction Coverglass Interconnected Cells (CICs) for Lockheed Martin's satellite program requirements. [More]