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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]
Multiplication of Electrical Charges in Single Molecules Could Lead to More Efficient Solar Cells

Multiplication of Electrical Charges in Single Molecules Could Lead to More Efficient Solar Cells

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Columbia University have collaborated to develop solar cell polymers that have multiplied electrical output. [More]
New Research into Photoactive Quantum Dots Improves Efficiency of Solar Energy Conversion

New Research into Photoactive Quantum Dots Improves Efficiency of Solar Energy Conversion

Researchers from the University of Oregon (UO) have conducted a spectroscopy experiment by illuminating four laser light pulses on nanoparticle photocells. This new research, which has been published in the Nature Communications journal, has provided an insight into the mechanism of converting captured sunlight into electricity. [More]
Copying Structures from Spider Webs and Leaves Boosts Performance of Optoelectronic Materials

Copying Structures from Spider Webs and Leaves Boosts Performance of Optoelectronic Materials

A research team has reported that optoelectronic networks inspired by natural structures like leaves and spider webs perform four times as well as conventional designs. [More]
Researchers Spray Solar Cells onto Flexible Surfaces Using Colloidal Quantum Dots

Researchers Spray Solar Cells onto Flexible Surfaces Using Colloidal Quantum Dots

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a new method which uses colloidal quantum dots (CQDs) to spray solar cells onto flexible surfaces. This invention is a major advancement towards the production of low-cost spray-on solar cells. [More]
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