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solar cells

Guanidinium Stabilizes Perovskite Solar Cells at 19% Efficiency

With the power-conversion efficiency of silicon solar cells plateauing around 25%, perovskites are now ideally placed to become the market’s next generation of photovoltaics....
solar energy

Solar Energy: Defects in Kesterite Semiconductors Studied Using Neutrons

Kesterites are an economical and environmentally friendly materials which are semiconducting as well as being able to convert light into electricity. Concerning their crystal...
solar cells

Solar Cells with a Quantum Shift

A much quicker, less wasteful way to extract current from solar cells that uses a quantum-mechanical process has been demonstrated by RIKEN researchers1. When sunlight...
solar power

Solar Power Advances Possible with New ‘Double-Glazing’ Device

New ‘double-glazed’ solar power device opens up fresh opportunities to develop more advanced photovoltaics – invented by University of Warwick researchers Totally new...
solar cells

Solar Cells for Buildings Upgraded in New EU Project

Marika Edoff, Professor of Solid State Electronics, is the project coordinator. The kick-off meeting was held at the Ångström Laboratory in May, and in...
nanowires

New Nanowires Are Just a Few Atoms Thick

“Two-dimensional materials” — materials deposited in layers that are only a few atoms thick — are promising for both high-performance electronics and flexible, transparent...
solar water purifier

Solar Water Purifier Is Serving 600 Puerto Ricans Daily

Puerto Ricans in the coastal town of Loíza stood in a line that stretched seven blocks, waiting hours for bags of ice and bottles of water....
solar

Sustainable Solvent Platform for Photon Upconversion Increases Solar Utilization Efficiency

Scientists at Tokyo Tech have developed a new low-cost, environmentally friendly photon upconversion platform that achieves high thermal stability using deep eutectic solvents. Deep...
plasma turbulence

Study Sheds Light on Turbulence in Astrophysical Plasmas

Plasmas, gas-like collections of ions and electrons, make up an estimated 99 percent of the visible matter in the universe, including the sun, the...
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...
Organic conductors

New Method Benchmarks Organic Mixed Conductors

Within the past five years, Northwestern Engineering’s Jonathan Rivnay has noticed a surge in the development of new organic mixed conductors — polymer materials...
fusion

Max-Planck-Princeton Partnership in Fusion Research Confirmed

The scientific performance of Max-Planck-Princeton Center for Plasma Physics, established in 2012 by the Max Planck Society and Princeton University, USA, has been evaluated...
solar cell

Solar Cell Discovery Opens a New Window to Powering Tomorrow’s Cities

Buildings of the future may come equipped with windows that can generate their own electricity, thanks to a finding of a team led by...
photosynthesis devicevideo

NUS Scientists Develop Artificial Photosynthesis Device for Greener Ethylene Production

A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a prototype device that mimics natural photosynthesis to produce ethylene gas...
Hybrid Perovskite

Watching Atoms Move in Hybrid Perovskite Crystals Reveals Clues to Improving...

A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has for the first time observed nanoscale changes deep inside hybrid perovskite...
solar thermal

SJTU Team Develops Solar-thermal Energy Storage Materials & Technology

Recently, the internationally renowned academic journal the Nature Communications published the latest research results of Deng Tao and his team from SJTU School of...
electric car

Three Car Giants Develop Electric Car Solutions at DTU

The manufacturers of Peugeot, Citroen, Opel, Mitsubishi, and Nissan are currently developing tomorrow’s software for electric cars at DTU. The manufacturers will focus on...
methane

Bridging the Gap

As we work to toward more sustainable ways of powering our lifestyles, there is a quest to bridge the gap between the carbon dioxide-emitting...
supercapacitors

Hydrogen Cars for the Masses One Step Closer to Reality, Thanks...

UCLA researchers have designed a device that can use solar energy to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy, which could be used to...
Earth’s atmospherevideo

Trinity-NASA Research Shows How Solar Variability Affects Earth’s Atmosphere

The Earth's atmosphere is closely coupled with the Sun. The Sun provides the heat and energy that drives our climate and weather patterns and...