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World's largest fa├žade installed with organic photovoltaics

World's largest façade installed with organic photovoltaics

Oct 18, 2018 Germany
Approximately 185 m² of Heliatek's organic photovoltaic films were installed on the façade of a warehouse of the Duisburger Hafen AG in August.
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Thin films for more efficient solar cells

Thin films for more efficient solar cells

Oct 11, 2018 Korea
The efficiency of solar cells can be increased by thin-film contacts. Improving the performance of solar cells requires scrutinizing every aspect of their design. First, this means improving the crystalline quality of the absorbing material to maximize the conversion of photons to negatively charged electrons and positively charged holes. Next, the device's architecture must be optimized to ensure these charge carriers can move efficiently…
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IDTechEx TVPainting solar cells provides new path to market

Painting solar cells provides new path to market

Oct 8, 2018 United States
A scientist wields a cheap paintbrush, the kind you'd buy at a hobby shop for less than a buck. With a steady, purple-gloved hand, he paints a yellowish liquid onto a specially prepared piece of glass about the size of a half-dollar. And as simple as that, a perovskite solar cell is born.
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Perovskite solar cells leap towards commercialization

Perovskite solar cells leap towards commercialization

Oct 5, 2018 Japan
Scientists believe they've found a winning formula in a new method to fabricate low-cost high-efficiency solar cells.
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Targeting 37% efficient perovskite solar cells

Targeting 37% efficient perovskite solar cells

Oct 4, 2018 United Kingdom
Oxford PVTM announced a five year research project with the University of Oxford to develop a thin-film multi-junction perovskite solar cell, with a target 37% efficiency and long term stability.
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Supersizing solar cells: researchers print module six times bigger

Supersizing solar cells: researchers print module six times bigger

Oct 3, 2018 United Kingdom
A perovskite solar module the size of an A4 sheet of paper, which is nearly six times bigger than 10x10 cm2 modules of that type reported before, has been developed by researchers, by using simple and low-cost printing techniques.
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Thermal stable perovskite solar cell

Thermal stable perovskite solar cell

Oct 1, 2018 Netherlands
The thermal stability was tested over a period of 3.000 hours. After this thermal stress test, the cell performance showed still 93% of the initial performance.
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Patented nanostructure for solar cells: Rough optics, smooth surface

Patented nanostructure for solar cells: Rough optics, smooth surface

Sep 24, 2018 Germany
Thin-film solar cells made of crystalline silicon are inexpensive and achieve efficiencies of a good 14 percent. However, they could do even better if their shiny surfaces reflected less light. A team has now patented a sophisticated new solution to this problem.
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Silicon nanoparticles for enhancing solar cells efficiency

Silicon nanoparticles for enhancing solar cells efficiency

Sep 14, 2018 Russia
An international research group improved perovskite solar cells efficiency by using materials with better light absorption properties. For the first time, researchers used silicon nanoparticles.
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Sep 4, 2018
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Improved efficiency of CQD solar cells using an organic thin film

Improved efficiency of CQD solar cells using an organic thin film

Sep 3, 2018 Korea
Recently, the power conversion efficiency of colloidal quantum dot -based solar cells has been enhanced, paving the way for their commercialization in various fields; nevertheless, they are still a long way from being commercialized due to their efficiency not matching their stability.