Major advance in fabrication of low-cost solar cells also locks up greenhouse gases
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New York NY (SPX) Jun 06, 2021 Perovskite solar cells have progressed in recent years with rapid increases in power conversion efficiency (from 3% in 2006 to 25.5% today), making them more competitive with silicon-based photovoltaic cells. However, a number of challenges remain before they can become a competitive commercial technology. Now a team at […]

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Fuel cells reduce ship emissions
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Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 19, 2021 Working with partners from industry and research, the German Aerospace Center is developing a climate-friendly energy supply system for ships. It is based on a highly efficient fuel cell system designed to generate heat and power on board. A notable benefit of the cells is that they work with […]

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Closing in on state-of-the-art semiconductor solar cells
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Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) May 07, 2021 A synthetic approach that improves absorber layers in perovskite solar cells could help them achieve their full potential and draw closer to the performance of leading gallium arsenide devices. Solar cells that rely on perovskite thin films to capture sunlight are the fastest growing photovoltaic technology. Cheaper and […]

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'Molecular glue' makes perovskite solar cells dramatically more reliable over time
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Providence RI (SPX) May 07, 2021 A research team from Brown University has made a major step toward improving the long-term reliability of perovskite solar cells, an emerging clean energy technology. In a study to be published on Friday, May 7 in the journal Science, the team demonstrates a “molecular glue” that keeps a key […]

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Exeger takes $38M to ramp up production of its flexible solar cells for self-powered gadgets
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Sweden’s Exeger, which for over a decade has been developing flexible solar cell technology (called Powerfoyle) that it touts as efficient enough to power gadgets solely with light, has taken in another tranche of funding to expand its manufacturing capabilities by opening a second factory in the country. The $38 million raise is comprised of […]

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Toward new solar cells with active learning
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Berlin, Germany (SPX) Apr 26, 2021 How can I prepare myself for something I do not yet know? Scientists from the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin and from the Technical University of Munich have addressed this almost philosophical question in the context of machine learning. Learning is no more than drawing on prior experience. In […]

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New perovskite fabrication method for solar cells paves way to large-scale production
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Los Alamo NM (SPX) Mar 19, 2021 A new, simpler solution process for fabricating stable perovskite solar cells overcomes the key bottleneck to large-scale production and commercialization of this promising renewable-energy technology, which has remained tantalizingly out of reach for more than a decade. “Our work paves the way for low-cost, high-throughput commercial-scale production of […]

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New analysis of 2D perovskites could shape the future of solar cells and LEDs
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Guildford UK (SPX) Mar 17, 2021 An innovative analysis of two-dimensional (2D) materials from engineers at the University of Surrey could boost the development of next-generation solar cells and LEDs. Three-dimensional perovskites have proved themselves remarkably successful materials for LED devices and solar panels in the past decade. One key issue with these materials, however, […]

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Plastic solar cells combine high-speed optical communication with indoor energy harvesting
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Changchun, China (SPX) Mar 03, 2021 Around the world there are currently more than 18 billion internet-connected mobile devices. In the next 10 years, anticipated growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) and in machine-type communication in general, will lead to a world of hundreds of billions of data-connected objects. Such growth poses two very […]

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