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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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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Record high values of peak power with picosecond generators
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Washington DC (SPX) Oct 14, 2020 Powerful picosecond generators are in demand in various fields of experimental electrophysics to produce ultrashort electron beams and X-ray pulses in vacuum diodes and to form runaway electron flows in gases. They also have applications in high-power microwave electronics, but researchers are constantly striving to obtain shorter and more […]

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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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Perovskite solar cells developed by NTU Singapore scientists record highest power conversion
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Singapore (SPX) Jul 27, 2020 A team of researchers at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has created a perovskite solar mini module that has recorded the highest power conversion efficiency of any perovskite-based device larger than 10 cm2. Perovskites are new materials that have emerged as promising alternatives to silicon in solar cell […]

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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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Renewable Energy Breaks UK Record In First Quarter of 2020
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Renewable energy made up almost half of Britain’s electricity generation in the first three months of the year, with a surge in wind power helping to set a new record for clean energy. The Guardian reports: The government’s official data has revealed that renewable energy made up 47% of the UK’s electricity generation in the […]

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JA Solar new generation high-efficiency solar modules reach record 525W
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Beijing, Chian (SPX) May 12, 2020 JA Solar, a leading manufacturer of high-performance photovoltaic products, announced that the power output of its high-efficiency solar modules under standard testing conditions has set a new industry record reaching above 525W. Such ultra-highly powerful PV module with 525W+ is designed to meet the customers’ desire and demand for […]

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Tandem solar cell world record: New branch in the NREL chart
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Berlin, Germany (SPX) Apr 15, 2020 Tandem cells combine two different semiconductors that convert different parts of the light spectrum into electrical energy. Metal-halide perovskite compounds mainly use the visible parts of the spectrum, while CIGS semiconductors convert rather the infrared light. CIGS cells, which consist of copper, indium, gallium and selenium, can be deposited […]

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