Insight into loss processes in perovskite solar cells enables efficiency improvements
1 August, 2018
In perovskite solar cells, charge carriers are mainly lost through recombination occurring at interface defect sites. In contrast, recombination at defect sites within the perovskite layer does not limit the performance of the solar cells at present. Teams from the University of Potsdam and the Helmholtz-Zentrum ...
Silicon-based, tandem photovoltaic modules can compete in solar market
30 July, 2018
The dominant existing solar technology -- silicon -- is more than 90 percent of the way to its theoretical efficiency limit. More efficient technologies will be more expensive. New research identifies the efficiency vs. cost target.
Technique to easily fabricate ceramic films used as OPV inter-layers developed
26 July, 2018
Researchers developed a technique for coating Zinc related oxide (ZnOx, ZnOHx) simply by depositing the films in a solution process using the Metal Organic Decomposition method at ambient temperature and pressure without heating. They also demonstrated that their thin films produced by this technique ...
And then there was (more) light: Researchers boost performance quality of perovskites
26 July, 2018
Scientists report that a prototype semiconductor thin-film has performed even better than today's best solar cell materials at emitting light.
Solar power for UN refugee camp in Jordan
2 January, 2018
The largest solar plant ever built in a refugee camp went live in Jordan, providing clean and much-needed additional power to 80,000 Syrian refugees living in Jordan’s Za’atari camp.
31 May, 2017