The solar cell created by the team is transparent, allowing its use in a wide range of applications. Credit: Joondong Kim from Incheon National University A new study led by scientists from Incheon National University in Korea shows how to make a fully transparent solar cell. In a new study […]

The schematic structure of the tandem solar cell stack in 3D. Credit: Eike Koehnen/HZB The current world record tandem solar cell provided stable performance for 300 hours – even without encapsulation. An HZB team has published a report in the journal Science on the development of its current world record […]

Organic solar cells are cheaper to produce and more flexible than their counterparts made of crystalline silicon, but do not offer the same level of efficiency or stability. A group of researchers led by Prof. Christoph Brabec, Director of the Institute of Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET) at […]

Substituting deuterium for hydrogen makes methylammonium heavier and slows its swaying so it can interact with vibrations that remove heat, keeping charge carriers hot longer. Credit: Jill Hemman/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy Led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a study […]

The eco-friendly color CIGS thin film solar cells developed by ETRI researchers. Credit: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) Research on solar cells to secure renewable energy sources are ongoing around the world. The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) in South Korea succeeded in developing eco-friendly color Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) […]

Prof. Dr. Peter Müller-Buschbaum (left) and Lennart Reb (right) in the laboratories of the Professorship of Functional Materials at the Technical University of Munich with the payload module “Organic and Hybrid Solar Cells In Space” (OHSCIS) in their hands. Credit: Wei Chen / TUM Almost all satellites are powered by […]

By twisting when excited, some long chains of organic molecules can isolate triplet excitons at opposite ends of the molecule. Credit: NREL In the twisting and turning of long organic molecules, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers have found a promising group of materials for tomorrow’s super-efficient solar cells. In […]

In a step closer to skyscrapers that serve as power sources, a team led by University of Michigan researchers has set a new efficiency record for color-neutral, transparent solar cells. The team achieved 8.1% efficiency and 43.3% transparency with an organic, or carbon-based, design rather than conventional silicon. While the […]

New roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens. A new way of making large sheets of high-quality, atomically thin graphenecould lead to ultra-lightweight, flexible solar cells, and to new classes of light-emitting devices and other thin-film electronics. The new manufacturing process, which […]

Researchers developed a technique that uses a scanning tunneling microscope integrated with lasers and other optical components to trap appropriate molecules and measure the energy distribution of hot electrons in a thin gold film. Credit: Illustration by Enrique Sahagún Highly energetic, “hot” electrons have the potential to help solar panels […]