Oxford PV perovskite solar cell achieves 28% efficiency
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Oxford PV perovskite solar cell achieves 28% efficiency

Perovskite solar technology leader’s solar cell sets new world record. Oxford PVTM – The Perovskite CompanyTM, the leader in the field of perovskite solar cells, today announced a new, certified, world record for its perovskite based solar cell. Oxford PV’s 1 cm2...

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Researchers Developed Highly Durable Washable And Stretchable Solar Cells
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Researchers Developed Highly Durable Washable And Stretchable Solar Cells

Scientists of Japanese research institute RIKEN and the University of Tokyo have successfully developed a product that allows solar cells to continue to provide solar power after being washed, stretched and compressed. Takao Someya of Riken Center for Emergent Matter Science, a...

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Bismuth Oxyiodide (BiOI)—A Non-toxic Alternative To Solar Cells
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Bismuth Oxyiodide (BiOI)—A Non-toxic Alternative To Solar Cells

Bismuth is considered as a "green-element" and bismuth-based compounds are gaining attention as potentially non-toxic and defect-tolerant solar absorbers. The researchers of the University of Cambridge and the United States developed theoretical and experimental methods to show that...

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Next Generation Solar Cell That Can Capture Nearly All Energy of Solar Spectrum
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Next Generation Solar Cell That Can Capture Nearly All Energy of Solar Spectrum

Researchers developed a multijunction solar cell on a GaSb substrate that can efficiently convert the long-wavelength photons typically lost in a multijunction solar cell into electricity. This prototype cell has an efficiency of 44.5% which is higher than conventional solar cells. A...

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Using a supercapacitor for power management and energy storage with a small solar cell
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Using a supercapacitor for power management and energy storage with a small solar cell

Jean Mars & Julia Leem @ edn.com writes: In Part 1 of this series, we have reviewed solar cell performance, how to select and size the supercapacitor, requirements of supercapacitor charging circuits and charging IC characteristics. We will now use two case studies to illustrate...

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PV cell string optimizer boosts solar panel output up to 30%
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PV cell string optimizer boosts solar panel output up to 30%

Maxim presents its Cell-String Optimizer as the first IC to perform MPPT (maximum power point tracking) at low level in a panel; it allows photovoltaic (PV) panels to harvest significantly more energy and simplifies design complexity for solar installation projects. by Graham...

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Inkjet printing of text or photos as solar cells
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Inkjet printing of text or photos as solar cells

by Denis Meyer @ elektormagazine.com: Research is in progress at the University of Aalto in Finland on the development of a process for inkjet printing of text, photos or any illustrations as solar cells. The idea is not new but these researchers are covering new ground which will...

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Bifacial solar cells boost efficiency
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Bifacial solar cells boost efficiency

by Harry Baggen @ elektormagazine.com: The Belgian nanoelectronics research center Imec has developed a very efficient bifacial n-PERT (BiPERT) solar cell technology with a bifaciality factor of nearly 100%. The cell efficiency at the rear is nearly as high as the efficiency at the...

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