So far, efforts have been focused on improving perovskite solar cell efficiency by optimizing their architecture and the fabrication processes.
Imagine yourself aboard a solar-powered plane flying in total silence at more than 75’000 feet. At this altitude you can contemplate the curvature of the planet and observe the stars during the day.
The new electrodes have been tested with several types of optoelectronic devices and found to be very suitable for next-generation flexible solar cells and light sources .
An international research team has simplified the steps to create highly efficient silicon solar cells by applying a new mix of materials to a standard design.
Some of the most promising solar cells today use light-harvesting films made from perovskites – a group of materials that share a characteristic molecular structure.
Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and at the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) have jointly set a new world record for converting non-concentrated (1-sun) sunlight into electricity using a dual-junction solar cell.