A new modifier increases the efficiency of perovskite solar cells
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Moscow, Russia (SPX) Feb 12, 2021 The research team of NUST MISIS has presented an improved structure of perovskite solar cells. Scientists have modified perovskite-based solar cells using MXenes – thin two-dimensional titanium carbides with high electrical conductivity. The MXenes-based modified cells showed superior performance, with power conversion efficiency exceeding 19% (the reference demonstrated 17%) […]

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Machine-learning to predict the performance of organic solar cells
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Tarragona, Spain (SPX) Jan 29, 2021 Imagine looking for the optimal configuration to build an organic solar cell made from different polymers. How would you start? Does the active layer need to be very thick, or very thin? Does it need a large or a small amount of each polymer? Knowing how to predict the […]

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Squeezing a rock-star material could make it stable enough for solar cells
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Stanford CA (SPX) Jan 25, 2021 Among the materials known as perovskites, one of the most exciting is a material that can convert sunlight to electricity as efficiently as today’s commercial silicon solar cells and has the potential for being much cheaper and easier to manufacture. There’s just one problem: Of the four possible atomic […]

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Project BALIS – DLR is developing and testing fuel cells in the megawatt range for air transport
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Stuttgart, Germany (SPX) Jan 22, 2021 With its BALIS project, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is developing the world’s first fuel cell powertrain for aircraft with an output in the megawatt range. In doing so, DLR is taking another step towards making hydrogen-powered, emission-free flight possible. Steffen Bilger, Parliamentary […]

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Capsaicin Spices Up Perovskite-Based Solar Cells To Record Efficiencies
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“Researchers claim achievement of new record photovoltaic conversion efficiencies for perovskite-based solar cells by spicing them up with a little capsaicin,” writes Slashdot reader ffkom, adding: “Of course everyone who loves to eat chilis already knew capsaicin energizes you to record levels.” The researchers have published their findings in the journal Joule. From the report: […]

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New energy conversion layer for biosolar cells
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Bochum, Germany (SPX) Dec 22, 2020 A research team from the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (RUB), together with colleagues from Lisbon, has produced a semi-artificial electrode that could convert light energy into other forms of energy in biosolar cells. The technique is based on the photosynthesis protein Photosystem I from cyanobacteria. The group showed that they could […]

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New blended solar cells yield high power conversion efficiencies
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Hiroshima, Japan (SPX) Dec 14, 2020 Researchers at Hiroshima University in Japan have blended together various polymer and molecular semiconductors as photo-absorbers to create a solar cell with increased power efficiencies and electricity generation. These types of solar cells, known as organic photovoltaics (OPV), are devices that generate electricity when light is incident upon their […]

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How do Solar cells work?
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In the last two decades the contribution of solar energy to the world’s total energy supply has grown significantly. This video will show how solar cell or photovoltaic cell produce electricity. Check out this interesting video from New Physicist to learn more about PV cells – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfP5YdJn-c4 Be a Learn Engineering supporter or contributor : […]

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New strategy to 'buffer' climate change: developing cheaper, eco-friendly solar cells
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Incheon, South Korea (SPX) Nov 12, 2020 Solar power is an eco-friendly alternative to conventional, non-renewable sources of energy. However, current solar panels require the use of toxic materials as buffers, which is not sustainable. To this end, a team of scientists in Korea developed a new eco-friendly alternative, called the ZTO buffer, which can […]

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Solar cells of the future
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Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) Nov 04, 2020 Organic solar cells are cheaper to produce and more flexible than their counterparts made of crystalline silicon, but do not offer the same level of efficiency or stability. A group of researchers led by Prof. Christoph Brabec, Director of the Institute of Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET) […]

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