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Shake, Rattle, and Roll to High Efficiency Photovoltaics

New insight into how a certain class of photovoltaic materials allows efficient conversion of sunlight into electricity could position these materials to replace traditional...
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...