The month’s top articles from the field of nanooptics, optoelectronics, optical devices, detectors & sensors, micro/nano resonators and more.
Polymer solar cells could be cheaper and more reliable thanks to Swedish and Chinese researchers.
Due to the need to develop efficient, low cost photovoltaics, different emerging photovoltaic technologies have been attracting increasing attention.
Prof. Marius Grundmann from Universität Leipzig and his PhD student Robert Karsthof, MSc, and further coworkers have presented the first such transparent solar cell in a recent article in physica status solidi (a).
John Rogers and co-workers present recent progress in the development of optoelectronic devices and their implementation enabled by micro-transfer printing.
How the German electrical power grid withstood the the 2015 solar eclipse despite the disruption of energy production from solar power.
MIT spin-off is producing highly transparent, efficient solar cells in its Silicon Valley pilot production facility.
Novel hematite-derived photoanodes for photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells improve the efficiency of solar energy storage by water splitting.
Thin-film light absorbers are fabricated using an inkjet printer, and show power-conversion efficiencies of about 6.4%.
This review gives an overview how light-trapping mechanisms based on nanophotonics principles can enhance light absorption in thin-film solar cells.