Inkjet-Printed Solar Cells

inkjet-printed-solar-cells-featured-image

Thin-film light absorbers are fabricated using an inkjet printer, and show power-conversion efficiencies of about 6.4%.

PDFLink to the original paper on Wiley Online Library

International Year of Light: Complex Photonic Structures

adom201400514-gra-0001-m

This review gives an overview how light-trapping mechanisms based on nanophotonics principles can enhance light absorption in thin-film solar cells .

PDFLink to the original paper on Wiley Online Library

Rolling Out the Aluminum Carpet for Large-Scale Solar Cell Processing

Red Carpet

Researchers have developed an innovative technique for depositing aluminum metal onto polymeric solar cells during large-scale roll-to-roll processing.

PDFLink to the original paper on Wiley Online Library

International Year of Light: Plasmonic Nanoparticles

iyl-article-may

This month’s International Year of Light article reviews relevant advances and applications of plasmonic nanoparticles, from energy to health.

PDFLink to the original paper on Wiley Online Library

Simplified Fabrication Improves Stibnite Solar Cell Efficiency

stibnite-solar-cells

Research into solar cell materials has shown that stibnite synthesis is fast and cheap, and can be easily scaled up, critical for industrial applications.

PDFLink to the original paper on Wiley Online Library

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

better-polymer-solar-cell-design

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

New processing methods for flexible perovskite solar cells

flexible-perovskite-solar-cells

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

PDFLink to the original paper on Wiley Online Library

CIGS solar cells reach new record efficiency

recording-breaking-cigs-solar-cells

ZSW Stuttgart, Germany, has recently presented CIGS solar cells with conversion efficiencies up to 21.7%.

PDFLink to the original paper on Wiley Online Library

Laser testing solar cells

laser-testing-solar-cells

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