Post Tagged with: "Perovskite solar cells"

Using inkjet-based coating method, Panasonic hits perovskite solar module efficiency record

Using inkjet-based coating method, Panasonic hits perovskite solar module efficiency record

February 17, 2020 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

Panasonic Corp. has achieved the world’s highest energy conversion efficiency for a perovskite solar module at 16.09% using a glass substrate and a large-area coating method based on inkjet printing. This was carried out as part of the project of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). This inkjet-basedRead More

Perovskite solar modules survive three lifetime tests for first time, says Solliance

Perovskite solar modules survive three lifetime tests for first time, says Solliance

January 29, 2020 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

Solliance partners TNO, imec and the Eindhoven University of Technology, demonstrated encapsulated perovskite solar modules fabricated using industrial processes that withstand three established lifetime tests, i.e. the light soak test, the damp-heat test and the thermal cycling test. It is for the first time this milestone is passed with scaledRead More

Lehigh University researchers map the energy transport mechanism of a perovskite for solar energy use

Lehigh University researchers map the energy transport mechanism of a perovskite for solar energy use

December 9, 2019 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

For solar cells to be widely used in the coming decades, researchers must resolve two major challenges: increasing efficiency and lowering toxicity. Researchers have recently been working with a material―an emerging chalcogenide perovskite CaZrSe3―that has shown great potential for energy conversion applications because of its notable optical and electrical properties. “TheseRead More

Science: Solar-powered hydrogen fuels a step closer

Science: Solar-powered hydrogen fuels a step closer

May 8, 2019 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

A cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable way of making hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight is a step closer thanks to new research from the University of Bath’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies. With the pressure on global leaders to reduce carbon emissions significantly to solve a climate change emergency,Read More

Science: Caffeine improved the performance of perovskite solar cells

Science: Caffeine improved the performance of perovskite solar cells

April 29, 2019 at 2:00 am 1 comment

Scientists at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have found that caffeine improves the stability of materials under heat – a property known as thermal stability — of perovskite solar cells, which could someday replace traditional silicon-based solar cells. The research, published in the journal Joule, was led by YangRead More

This lightweight CIGS photovoltaic cell, on flexible stainless steel, was made by Matthew Reese and his team at NREL. Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL

NREL argues for value of ‘watts per kilogram’ in emerging thin-film, flexible solar technology

November 15, 2018 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

Rigid silicon solar panels dominate the utility and residential markets, but opportunity exists for thin-film photovoltaic and emerging technologies notable for being lightweight and flexible, according to scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Thin films such as cadmium telluride (CdTe) and copper indium galliumRead More

Solar-Tectic patents perovskite, crystalline silicon thin-film tandem solar cell

Solar-Tectic patents perovskite, crystalline silicon thin-film tandem solar cell

June 14, 2018 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

Perovskite materials are always on the horizon for the solar industry, holding promise as a future solution to the long-standing problem of solar cell efficiency, which is of primary importance in today’s solar panel market. And while there have been numerous reports of perovskite/silicon (wafer) tandem solar cells, remarkably thereRead More

NREL update: The puzzle of scaling perovskite solar cells (and possible solutions)

NREL update: The puzzle of scaling perovskite solar cells (and possible solutions)

April 16, 2018 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

As perovskite solar cells set efficiency records and the nascent technology becomes more stable, another major challenge remains: the issue of scalability, according to researchers at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). “It is scalable,” said Kai Zhu, a materials science researcher at NREL. “We just needRead More

NREL researchers prove perovskite solar cells more stable than previously thought

NREL researchers prove perovskite solar cells more stable than previously thought

February 5, 2018 at 8:26 am Comments are Disabled

Over the past decade, perovskites have rapidly evolved into a promising technology, now with the ability to convert about 23 percent of sunlight into electricity, but work is still needed to make the devices durable enough for long-term use. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy LaboratoryRead More

Perovskite breakthrough: NREL gains new insight into how the cells degrade

Perovskite breakthrough: NREL gains new insight into how the cells degrade

January 25, 2018 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

Perovskite solar cells are the most tantalizing research category in the solar industry because of their efficiency and versatility, but thus far haven’t budged outside a lab setting. A microscopic analysis conducted by the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has revealed new insight into how the devices degrade— huge information forRead More