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Nitride Semiconductor

High Performance Nitride Semiconductor for Environmentally Friendly Photovoltaics

A Tokyo Institute of Technology research team has shown copper nitride acts as an n-type semiconductor, with p-type conduction provided by fluorine doping, utilizing...
solar modules

Improving Outdoor Performance of Thin Film CIGS Solar Modules

The Competence Centre Thin-Film- and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics Berlin (PVcomB) is contributing its expertise to improving copper-indium-gallium-sulphide (CIGS) thin-film production in the MyCIGS collaborative...
solar cells

Butterfly Wing Inspires Photovoltaics: Light Absorption Can Be Enhanced by Up...

Sunlight reflected by solar cells is lost as unused energy. The wings of the butterfly Pachliopta aristolochiae are drilled by nanostructures (nanoholes) that help...
solar module

Record for Perovskite/CIGS Tandem Solar Module

Thin-film technologies can dramatically reduce the cost of next-generation solar modules. Whereas their production cost is low, it is in particular the combination of...
photovoltaic

Getting the Lead Out of Photovoltaics with Neutrons

There’s a lot of buzz in the photovoltaic community over hybrid perovskites, a class of organometallic lead-halides that are revolutionizing the field by promising...

Microscopic Rake Doubles Efficiency of Low-cost Solar Cells

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have developed a manufacturing technique that could double the electricity output...

Reshaping the Solar Spectrum to Turn Light to Electricity

Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have found an ingenious way to make solar energy conversion more efficient.PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID MONNIAUX. When it comes...

Rice finding could lead to cheap, efficient metal-based solar cells

New research from Rice University could make it easier for engineers to harness the power of light-capturing nanomaterials to boost the efficiency and reduce...

Perovskite solar technology shows quick energy returns

Solar panels are an investment—not only in terms of money, but also energy. It takes energy to mine, process and purify raw materials, and...

Organic Photovoltaics Experiments Showcase ‘Superfacility’ Concept

A collaborative effort linking the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) with supercomputing resources at the National Energy Research...