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Inverted blade-coated perovskite cell with 23.2% efficiency

A US research team has improved the efficiency of a blade-coated perovskite cell with a p-i-n structure by reducing iodine-induced charge traps in the films. They used the cells to fabricate a mini mo...

March 05, 2021
Improving algorithms to help solar project developers avoid the NIMBY effect

A research group in the United States is proposing to add social variables in GIS-MCDA algorithms for PV project planning as a solution to avoid opposition to large scale solar from local communities....

February 23, 2021
Luminescent windows generate energy from inside and out

Engineers design and build windowpanes that redirect sunlight or illumination from indoors to edge-band solar cells....

February 18, 2021
New approach to automating peer-to-peer renewables distribution

Sony lab and LF Energy are developing a new approach to enable peer-to-peer microgrid energy trading, so remote communities can store and distribute energy without connecting to large-scale power stat...

February 18, 2021
Space-based PV sheets with power output of 1,000 W/kg

U.S. researchers are developing thin-film PV technologies to create lightweight solar sheets to support communication satellites and wirelessly transmit power to Earth-based receivers. A space-based s...

February 18, 2021
New way to power up nanomaterials for electronic applications

Materials scientists have discovered that perovskites, a class of promising materials that could be used for low-cost, high-performance solar cells and LEDs, have a previously unutilized molecular com...

February 07, 2021
Seawater aqueous battery based on alloy of zinc and manganese

Scientists in the United States developed a new anode for aqueous batteries. A working battery utilizing this anode, with seawater as an electrolyte, demonstrated impressive energy density, and remain...

January 14, 2021
Urban land, aerosols could accelerate hail storm formation

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy have shown that urban landscapes and man-made aerosols have the potential to accelerate the formation of hail storms – a clear threat for PV arrays....

January 11, 2021
First glimpse of polarons forming in a promising next-gen energy material

Polarons affect a material's behavior, and may even be the reason that solar cells made with lead hybrid perovskites achieve extraordinarily high efficiencies in the lab. Now scientists have used an X...

January 06, 2021
Stanford scientists gain insight on polaron distortion in perovskite solar cells

Polaron formation in perovskite solar cells has been indicated in scientific research as a possible factor for making this kind of cell particularly efficient, although the mechanism behind polarons’ ...

January 06, 2021