More efficient biosolar cells modelled on nature
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Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jun 03, 2020 Biosolar cells are an innovative concept for converting sunlight into electrical energy. They are manufactured using biological components from nature. At their core are so-called photosystems: large protein complexes that are responsible for energy conversion in plants, algae and cyanobacteria. Photosystem II, PSII for short, plays a central role […]

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Spherical Solar Cells Soak Up Scattered Sunlight
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from IEEE Spectrum: Flat solar panels still face big limitations when it comes to making the most of the available sunlight each day. A new spherical solar cell design aims to boost solar power harvesting potential from nearly every angle without requiring expensive moving parts to keep tracking the […]

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Efficient, 'green' quantum-dot solar cells exploit defects
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Los Alamos NM (SPX) May 19, 2020 Novel quantum dot solar cells developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory match the efficiency of existing quantum-dot based devices, but without lead or other toxic elements that most solar cells of this type rely on. “This quantum-dot approach shows great promise for a new type of toxic-element-free, inexpensive […]

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Engineers demonstrate next-generation solar cells can take the heat, maintain efficiency
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Ames IA (SPX) May 05, 2020 Perovskites with their crystal structures and promising electro-optical properties could be the active ingredient that makes the next generation of low-cost, efficient, lightweight and flexible solar cells. A problem with the current generation of silicon solar cells is their relatively low efficiency at converting solar energy into electricity, said […]

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Engineers make a promising material stable enough for use in solar cells
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West Lafayette IN (SPX) Apr 30, 2020 Soft and flexible materials called halide perovskites could make solar cells more efficient at significantly less cost, but they’re too unstable to use. A Purdue University-led research team has found a way to make halide perovskites stable enough by inhibiting the ion movement that makes them rapidly degrade, […]

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Most Efficient Solar Cells and Panels in 2020
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In this video, we give you the list of the most advanced and cutting edge solar panels in 2020. First part of the video looks at the best performing cells in the lab. The second part of the video looks at the highest efficiency in the market. In 2019, several companies launched Bi-facial solar panels. […]

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Perovskite solar cells made of peppermint oil and walnut aroma food additives, preventing lead leakage
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Pohang, South Korea (SPX) Feb 27, 2020 Solar energy that reaches the Earth is about 125 million gigawatt (Gw). When this solar energy generated for a year is converted into oil, it is 100 trillion ton which is ten thousand times more than the amount of oil energy the world uses in a year. So, […]

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Next gen solar cells perform better when there's a camera around
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Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Apr 13, 2020 A literal “trick of the light” can detect imperfections in next-gen solar cells, boosting their efficiency to match that of existing silicon-based versions, researchers have found. The discovery opens a pathway to improved quality control for commercial production. On small scales, perovskite solar cells – which promise cheap and […]

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Researchers improve safety of lead-based perovskite solar cells
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Golden CO (SPX) Feb 27, 2020 Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Northern Illinois University (NIU) have developed a technique to sequester the lead used to make perovskite solar cells, a highly efficient emerging photovoltaic technology. The light-absorbing layer in a perovskite solar cell contains a minute amount of lead. The presence […]

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Q CELLS Solar Products Designed for Australian Conditions
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Take a closer look. Q CELLS panels are tested to perform in the harshest of Australian conditions. See the results live at http://dkasolarcentre.com.au/location… Introducing three new, powerful products for the Australia market: Q.PEAK DUO The new, award-winning monocrystalline solar panel powered by Q.ANTUM technology. https://www.q-cells.com/au/main/produ… Q.PARTNER Creating a world-class network of installers for the Australian […]

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