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Charting a path to cheaper flexible solar cells

Charting a path to cheaper flexible solar cells

There's a lot to like about perovskite-based solar cells. They are simple and cheap to produce, offer flexibility that could unlock a wide new range of installation methods and places, and in recent years have reached energy efficiencies approaching those of traditional silicon-based cells. But figuring out how to produce perovskite-based energy devices that last longer than a couple of months has been a challenge.
Printed Electronics World
Feb 5, 2019
Flexible solar cell with conversion efficiency of 21.5%

Flexible solar cell with conversion efficiency of 21.5%

Scientists have fabricated a flexible solar cell with a record breaking power conversion efficiency of 21.5%. The solar cell combines two thin-film solar cell technologies into a 4 terminal tandem solar cell stack: a top flexible semi-transparent perovskite solar cell with a bottom flexible copper indium gallium selenide cell.
Printed Electronics World
Feb 1, 2019
Photovoltaics -- Versatile in shape and color

Photovoltaics -- Versatile in shape and color

The goal of PRINTPERO is to develop digitally printed, highly efficient and stable solar modules that can be integrated into roofs, facades, and windows.
Press Release
First large area window Façades incorporating truly transparent solar

First large area window Façades incorporating truly transparent solar

Ubiquitous Energ, has produced the first demonstration commercial window façades using over 1 square meter of the company's truly transparent solar technology, ClearView Power™. The fiberglass-framed ClearView Power™ window units demonstrate the transparent photovoltaic technology's aesthetic beauty, high transparency, and color neutrality.
Printed Electronics World
Jan 28, 2019
Scientists boost stability of low cost, large area solar modules

Scientists boost stability of low cost, large area solar modules

Scientists have resolved a fundamental weakness in a promising solar technology known as Perovskite Solar Cells, or PSCs. Their innovations appear to improve both the devices' stability and scalability in one fell swoop and could be key to moving PSCs to market.
Printed Electronics World
Jan 23, 2019
Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

The piezoelectric materials that inhabit everything from our cell phones to musical greeting cards may be getting an upgrade. Researchers have developed methods to 3D print piezoelectric materials that can be custom-designed to convert movement, impact and stress from any directions to electrical energy.
Printed Electronics World
Jan 22, 2019
Multitasking graphene ink printed into tiny flexible supercapacitors

Multitasking graphene ink printed into tiny flexible supercapacitors

Researchers have developed an easy way to make complicated arrays of microsupercapacitors that involves screen-printing them out of graphene ink. The simplicity and freedom offered by the approach will aid the development of new approaches to electronics and flexible devices.
Printed Electronics World
Jan 22, 2019
New bifacial mono-PERC solar cell world record at 24.06 percent

New bifacial mono-PERC solar cell world record at 24.06 percent

LONGi Solar has announced that it has achieved a new monocrystalline silicon PERC world record conversion efficiency using commercial wafer (M2) dimensions that exceeds 24 percent for the first time, according to tests carried out by the National Center of Supervision and Inspection on Solar Photovoltaic Product Quality in China.
Printed Electronics World
Jan 21, 2019
Breaking barriers in solar energy

Breaking barriers in solar energy

Stop for a moment and imagine an efficient highway system. No need to jockey for position, no choke-point merging from three lanes into one, no long idles at ill-timed traffic lights, no rolling roadblocks as the motorist ahead of you prepares for a turn that is still five miles away. Regardless of the number of cars, you would know what smooth sailing looks and feels like. That's the life solid-state researchers want for electrons as they work…
Printed Electronics World
Jan 15, 2019
New materials could help improve performance of perovskite solar cells

New materials could help improve performance of perovskite solar cells

Researchers have now developed a way to adjust the properties of the transport layers to encourage the ionic defects within the perovskite to move in such a way that they suppress recombination and lead to more efficient charge extraction - increasing the proportion of the light energy falling on the surface of the cell that can ultimately be used.
Printed Electronics World
Jan 10, 2019
Skanska, Saule Technologies commence revolutionary solar panels test

Skanska, Saule Technologies commence revolutionary solar panels test

Skanska's CEE office unit has begun test-cell implementation in one of their Warsaw office projects. The usage of perovskite technology for zero-energy buildings is just the latest innovation in the developer's sustainable building strategy.
Printed Electronics World
Feb 5, 2019
Flexible solar cell with conversion efficiency of 21.5%

Flexible solar cell with conversion efficiency of 21.5%

Scientists have fabricated a flexible solar cell with a record breaking power conversion efficiency of 21.5%. The solar cell combines two thin-film solar cell technologies into a 4 terminal tandem solar cell stack: a top flexible semi-transparent perovskite solar cell with a bottom flexible copper indium gallium selenide cell.
Press Release
First large area window Façades incorporating truly transparent solar

First large area window Façades incorporating truly transparent solar

Ubiquitous Energ, has produced the first demonstration commercial window façades using over 1 square meter of the company's truly transparent solar technology, ClearView Power™. The fiberglass-framed ClearView Power™ window units demonstrate the transparent photovoltaic technology's aesthetic beauty, high transparency, and color neutrality.
Printed Electronics World
Jan 23, 2019
Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

The piezoelectric materials that inhabit everything from our cell phones to musical greeting cards may be getting an upgrade. Researchers have developed methods to 3D print piezoelectric materials that can be custom-designed to convert movement, impact and stress from any directions to electrical energy.
Printed Electronics World
Jan 22, 2019
New bifacial mono-PERC solar cell world record at 24.06 percent

New bifacial mono-PERC solar cell world record at 24.06 percent

LONGi Solar has announced that it has achieved a new monocrystalline silicon PERC world record conversion efficiency using commercial wafer (M2) dimensions that exceeds 24 percent for the first time, according to tests carried out by the National Center of Supervision and Inspection on Solar Photovoltaic Product Quality in China.
Printed Electronics World
Jan 15, 2019
New materials could help improve performance of perovskite solar cells

New materials could help improve performance of perovskite solar cells

Researchers have now developed a way to adjust the properties of the transport layers to encourage the ionic defects within the perovskite to move in such a way that they suppress recombination and lead to more efficient charge extraction - increasing the proportion of the light energy falling on the surface of the cell that can ultimately be used.
Printed Electronics World
Feb 1, 2019
Photovoltaics -- Versatile in shape and color

Photovoltaics -- Versatile in shape and color

The goal of PRINTPERO is to develop digitally printed, highly efficient and stable solar modules that can be integrated into roofs, facades, and windows.
Printed Electronics World
Jan 28, 2019
Scientists boost stability of low cost, large area solar modules

Scientists boost stability of low cost, large area solar modules

Scientists have resolved a fundamental weakness in a promising solar technology known as Perovskite Solar Cells, or PSCs. Their innovations appear to improve both the devices' stability and scalability in one fell swoop and could be key to moving PSCs to market.
Printed Electronics World
Jan 22, 2019
Multitasking graphene ink printed into tiny flexible supercapacitors

Multitasking graphene ink printed into tiny flexible supercapacitors

Researchers have developed an easy way to make complicated arrays of microsupercapacitors that involves screen-printing them out of graphene ink. The simplicity and freedom offered by the approach will aid the development of new approaches to electronics and flexible devices.
Printed Electronics World
Jan 21, 2019
Breaking barriers in solar energy

Breaking barriers in solar energy

Stop for a moment and imagine an efficient highway system. No need to jockey for position, no choke-point merging from three lanes into one, no long idles at ill-timed traffic lights, no rolling roadblocks as the motorist ahead of you prepares for a turn that is still five miles away. Regardless of the number of cars, you would know what smooth sailing looks and feels like. That's the life solid-state researchers want for electrons as they work…
Printed Electronics World
Jan 10, 2019
Skanska, Saule Technologies commence revolutionary solar panels test

Skanska, Saule Technologies commence revolutionary solar panels test

Skanska's CEE office unit has begun test-cell implementation in one of their Warsaw office projects. The usage of perovskite technology for zero-energy buildings is just the latest innovation in the developer's sustainable building strategy.