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Effective Charging of Lithium Ion Batteries Using Perovskite Solar Cells

Effective Charging of Lithium Ion Batteries Using Perovskite Solar Cells

Consumers aren't embracing electric cars and trucks, partly due to the dearth of charging stations required to keep them moving. Even the conservation-minded are hesitant to go electric in some states because, studies show, if fossil fuels generate the electricity, the car is no greener than one powered with an efficient gasoline. [More]
Aqueous Solar Flow Battery Provides More Energy Savings than Conventional Batteries

Aqueous Solar Flow Battery Provides More Energy Savings than Conventional Batteries

The Ohio State University researchers have now achieved a milestone to success, following the debut of the world's first solar air battery the previous year. Their patent-pending design, which integrates both solar cell and battery into a single device is capable of achieving 20% energy savings when compared to conventional lithium-iodine batteries. [More]
New Report on the Rise of Perovskite Solar Cells

New Report on the Rise of Perovskite Solar Cells

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The Rise of Perovskite Solar Cells 2015-2025" report to their offering. [More]
New Arrangement of Polymers and Fullerenes Enhances Solar Panel Efficiency

New Arrangement of Polymers and Fullerenes Enhances Solar Panel Efficiency

Researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have tested a new material design that enhances the ability of inexpensive solar panels to collect solar energy and release it in the form of electricity. [More]
Porphyrine-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks Hold Promise for Solar Cells

Porphyrine-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks Hold Promise for Solar Cells

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a new material based on porphyrine metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for photovoltaics. [More]
Researchers Develop Commercially Viable Polymer Solar Cells with Improved Efficiency

Researchers Develop Commercially Viable Polymer Solar Cells with Improved Efficiency

A group of scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science have developed a new type of polymer solar cell based on 'inverted' architecture and well-designed materials, which has an improved efficiency of 10%. [More]
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]