Perovskite solar cells: more than just a fad?

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Michael Grätzel et al. show excellent device stability for perovskite solar cells tested outdoors in the hot, humid climate of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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Historic round-the-world flight

Historic round-the-world flight

First round-the-world flight in a plane powered only by energy from the sun.

Towards better polymer solar cell design

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Italian and Germany researchers reveal secrets in interlayers and architectures of polymer solar cells.

New processing methods for flexible perovskite solar cells

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Newly published research describes the development and combination of low temperature deposition and processing techniques for perovskite devices.

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Spectral concentration improves solar cell efficiency

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A research consortium from the UK, Spain, France and Germany is using photonic crystals to improve silicon photovoltaic performance.

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Laser testing solar cells

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Scientists NPL have developed a new method for detecting defects in solar cells using a technique called ‘compressed sensing’.

Transparent electrodes derived from copper and tungsten

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British researchers have reported a window electrode based on an ultra-thin bilayer of copper and amorphous tungsten sub-oxide.

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Modeling improved organic solar cell behaviour

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A new electrostatic model has been developed, which treats electrons and holes not as point charges or an average electrostatic density, but as delocalized Gaussian spheres.

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Compact nuclear fusion reactor

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US engineering company Lockheed Martin has reported that it has developed a new design for a fusion reactor that could be in use in a decade.

Multifunctional coating to improve DSSCs

A new multifunctional coating system to increase the sunlight harvesting ability and the operational lifetime of organic DSSC devices has been proposed.

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