solar cells

Boosting Efficiency Of Solar Cells

South Korean researchers improve the power conversion efficiency of solar cells using an unconventional water-treatment method.

The Future Of Solar Energy Looks Bright

Improvements in perovskite technology are combining with self-cleaning and solar forecasting innovations to make photovoltaics even more attractive than before.

Singapore To Construct 60 Megawatt-Peak Solar Farm

Singapore's Public Utilities Board has appointed Sembcorp to build the island nation's largest floating solar farm on Tengeh Reservoir.

A Potential Substitute For Silicon In Solar Cells

Inorganic perovskites of a particular crystal configuration could outperform silicon in solar cells, scientists say.

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.

Titanium Oxide Improves Perovskite Solar Cell Performance

By layering two different mineral forms of titanium oxide on perovskite, scientists in Japan have improved the efficiency of pervoskite-based solar cells by almost 17 percent.

Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells Get A Boost

A research group in South Korea has used an amorphous organic film to enhance the power conversion efficiency and stability of colloidal quantum dot-based solar cells.

Making Solar Cells Both Stable And Affordable

By incorporating manganese into an all-inorganic perovskite solar cell, scientists have increased its efficiency and stability while keeping manufacturing costs low.

Generating Electricity, Come Rain Or Come Shine

Researchers have developed a solar cell that can produce energy from sunlight as well as from the motion of raindrops hitting and sliding off its surface.

Plastic Solar Cells Made Simple

Scientists in Japan and Germany have devised a simple method to fabricate polymer-based solar cells that can efficiently convert sunlight into electricity.