Caffeine Boosts Perovskite Solar Cell Efficiency

By adding caffeine to perovskite, researchers in China and the US have increased perovskite-based solar cell efficiency from 17 percent to over 20 percent.

A New Record For Perovskite Solar Cell Efficiency

South Korean researchers have developed a highly stable perovskite solar cell that has a photoconversion efficiency of more than 20 percent.

7 Must-Read Stories In January 2017

Solar cells, supercomputers and scientists—stories that captured your imagination in the first month of 2017.

The Secret To Increasing Solar Cell Efficiency Is In The Air

Perovskite solar cells increase in efficiency when exposed to moisture in ambient air for a few hours, a study finds.

Perovskite Solar Cells Made 30 Percent More Efficient

A rose petal-inspired design has helped improve the energy conversion efficiency of perovskite solar cells.

Making Electronics Safer With Perovskites

Perovskite oxynitrides, cheap and easily fabricated materials with a distinctive crystalline structure, are particularly promising for use in making safer ceramic capacitors.

Wider Wavelengths For Perovskite Solar Cells

By mixing two distinct cation-based perovskite materials, scientists were able to generate a high quality perovskite material capable of absorbing longer wavelengths of light.

Third Generation Solar Cells: Semitransparent, Efficient & Low-Cost

An innovative use of graphene has helped researchers develop a semitransparent perovskite solar cell.

Perovskite Solar Cells Get Growth Boost

A new method to grow larger grains of perovskite crystals could lead to improved solar cell efficiencies.

Turn Your Window Into A Solar Cell

Although the raw materials for perovskite solar cells are cheap, researchers are working on ways to make the manufacturing process affordable as well.