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Photovoltaics

Mobile electrics at watts to kilowatts without batteries

Mobile electrics at watts to kilowatts without batteries

Sep 22, 2017
Battery elimination, indeed elimination of all energy storage, is moving to even higher power, from electronics to electrical engineering.
A simple additive to improve film quality

A simple additive to improve film quality

Sep 22, 2017 Saudi Arabia
Thin films for use in solar cells are more effective when simple chemicals called glycol ethers are added to the film-forming mix.
A solar cell you can put in the wash

A solar cell you can put in the wash

Sep 21, 2017 Japan
Scientists have developed a new type of ultra-thin photovoltaic device, coated on both sides with stretchable and waterproof films, which can continue to provide electricity from sunlight even after being soaked in water or being stretched and compressed.
Conductive inks: never ceasing to adapt

Conductive inks: never ceasing to adapt

Sep 19, 2017
Cast your mind back a few years and you will find a conductive ink business that appeared very mature and slow moving. Then everything began to change...
Solar cells can be healed with light

Solar cells can be healed with light

Sep 19, 2017 United Kingdom
Researchers have shown that defects in the molecular structure of perovskites - a material which could revolutionise the solar cell industry - can be "healed" by exposing it to light and just the right amount of humidity.
IDTechEx Show! Exhibit Space Over 90% Sold

IDTechEx Show! Exhibit Space Over 90% Sold

Sep 6, 2017 Worldwide, United States
With over two months to go until the IDTechEx Show! at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 15 - 16, over 90% of the exhibit space is already sold. The event brings together the hottest emerging technologies including materials, components and systems with end users, who seek to use these technologies to differentiate their products through greater capability.
Insect eyes inspire perovskite design

Insect eyes inspire perovskite design

Sep 4, 2017
Packing tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect, could pave the way to a new generation of advanced photovoltaics.
Press Release
Midsummer receives two new orders for its DUO thin film solar

Midsummer receives two new orders for its DUO thin film solar

Aug 23, 2017 Sweden
Midsummer has received an order for two compact DUO solar cell manufacturing systems.
Printed organic photovoltaics

Printed organic photovoltaics

Aug 7, 2017 Germany
OPVs can be integrated directly into construction materials whilst they are manufactured, and are therefore installed together with these materials. By developing self-adhesive OPVIUS products, an additional solution can now be provided that will be of interest when retrofitting existing surfaces, as well as for use on non-transparent carrier materials.
Transparent, flexible solar cells

Transparent, flexible solar cells

Aug 2, 2017 United States
Imagine a future in which solar cells are all around us — on windows and walls, cell phones, laptops, and more.
New world efficiency record with perovskite solar cells

New world efficiency record with perovskite solar cells

Jul 26, 2017 Korea
A recent study finds key to produce a new cost-efficient way to produce inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells which sets a new world-record efficiency performance of 22.1 % in small cells and 19.7 percent in 1-square-centimeter cells.