Researchers improve efficiency of next-generation solar cell material
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Boston MA (SPX) Feb 25, 2021 Perovskites are a leading candidate for eventually replacing silicon as the material of choice for solar panels. They offer the potential for low-cost, low-temperature manufacturing of ultrathin, lightweight flexible cells, but so far their efficiency at converting sunlight to electricity has lagged behind that of silicon and some other […]

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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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Scientists Just Set a New World Record In Solar Cell Efficiency
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According to a paper published in the journal Science, researchers report they they have now hit an efficiency of 29.15 percent in the perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell category. ScienceAlert reports: For this type of panel, the long-term target of more than 30 percent is now tantalizingly within reach. The latest lab tests edge ahead of […]

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Light on efficiency loss in organic solar cells
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Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Oct 28, 2020 Insight into energy losses that affect the conversion of light into electricity could help enhance organic solar cell efficiencies. A KAUST-led team of organic chemists, materials engineers, spectroscopists and theoretical physicists from six research groups has extensively evaluated efficiency-limiting processes in organic photovoltaic systems. To harvest light, cutting-edge […]

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A new approach boosts lithium-ion battery efficiency and puts out fires, too
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Stanford CA (SPX) Oct 16, 2020 In an entirely new approach to making lithium-ion batteries lighter, safer and more efficient, scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have reengineered one of the heaviest battery components – sheets of copper or aluminum foil known as current collectors – so they […]

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Transparent Solar Panels For Windows Hit Record 8% Efficiency
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Bodhammer shares a report from the University of Michigan: In a step closer to skyscrapers that serve as power sources, a team led by University of Michigan researchers has set a new efficiency record for color-neutral, transparent solar cells. The team achieved 8.1% efficiency and 43.3% transparency with an organic, or carbon-based, design rather than […]

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USTC makes breakthrough in solar cell efficiency
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Hefei, China (SPX) Aug 03, 2020 A research group led by Prof. CHEN Tao and Prof. ZHU Changfei, and their collaborator Prof. HAO Xiaojing at UNSW, developed a hydrothermal deposition method for the synthesis of antimony selenosulfide for solar cell applications. With this absorber material, the solar cell break the 10% benchmark efficiency barrier. This […]

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Exploring solar panel efficiency breakthroughs in 2020
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Get Surfshark VPN at https://surfshark.deals/undecided and enter promo code UNDECIDED for 85% off and 3 extra months for free! Exploring solar panel efficiency breakthroughs in 2020. The past year has had some really interesting advancements with perovskite and multijunction solar cells, which are going to have a big impact. Plus, what if I told you […]

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New long-lasting solar-flow battery sets efficiency record
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Washington DC (UPI) Jul 13, 2020 U.S. chemists working with Australian researchers have created a long-lasting solar-flow battery that set a record for efficiency, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Materials. The solar-flow battery has a 20 percent efficiency rate of converting energy from the sun, setting a new record of […]

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