Towards 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

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

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CIGS solar cells reach new record efficiency

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

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Laser testing solar cells

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

Voltage loss in polymer solar cells down to the dielectric constant

High dielectric constant polymer solar cells found to behave as efficiently as their inorganic counterparts.

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Speeding up the characterization of organic photovoltaics

A new contactless and rapid light beam-induced current method can be used to identify defects in complex organic multilayer films.

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MIT researchers break QD solar cell efficiency record

Rate of improvement of quantum dot devices is one of the most rapid seen for a solar technology.

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Atomically thin solar cells

Ultrathin layers made of tungsten and selenium may be used as flexible, semi-transparent solar cells.

The BOSCO Solar Cell: Double-Sided Collection and Bifacial Operation

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg, Germany has developed a new solar cell structure for crystalline silicon.

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Why are halide perovskites so good in solar cells?

A research group has uncovered the unique structural, electronic, optical, and defect properties of halide peroveskites.

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