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Thin Film Photovoltaics

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Improved efficiency of CQD solar cells using an organic thin film

Improved efficiency of CQD solar cells using an organic thin film

Sep 3, 2018 Korea
Recently, the power conversion efficiency of colloidal quantum dot -based solar cells has been enhanced, paving the way for their commercialization in various fields; nevertheless, they are still a long way from being commercialized due to their efficiency not matching their stability.
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Novel approach for obtaining films for solar cells

Novel approach for obtaining films for solar cells

Aug 6, 2018 Russia
Materials scientists explained the laws of dissolution and crystallization of hybrid perovskites and proposed a novel approach for obtaining films for solar cells.
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Solar cells need to slim down

Solar cells need to slim down

Aug 3, 2018 United States
Thin-film solar cells could be 1/100th the thickness of a piece of paper and flexible enough to festoon surfaces ranging from an aerodynamically sleek car to clothing. To make thin-film solar cells, scientists are moving beyond the "classic" semiconductor compounds, such as gallium arsenide or silicon, and working instead with other light-harvesting compounds that have the potential to be cheaper and easier to mass produce. The compounds could be…
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Printable solar cells a step closer

Printable solar cells a step closer

Jul 30, 2018 United Kingdom
Researchers have found out why new kinds of solar materials are so good at harvesting light - and have provided design rules for making them better. This opens up the opportunity to design flexible solar cells, which could be used in buildings and clothing.
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A new concept in solar bags

A new concept in solar bags

Jul 27, 2018 France
A new bag prototype specially designed to take advantage on the beach of the solar energy available in abundance at this time of the year by integrating flexible and versatile photovoltaic films.
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Flexible solar cells: Will they someday power your devices?

Flexible solar cells: Will they someday power your devices?

Jun 8, 2018 Canada
Will you ever be able to charge your mobile device, car and even clothing with flexible solar cells? Researchers are studying whether the now-experimental technology could someday be mass-produced and commercialized, and some of the issues that have to be resolved, including the environmental impact.
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Perovskite solar cell application in office buildings

Perovskite solar cell application in office buildings

May 4, 2018 Poland
The first developer worldwide to cover office buildings with semi-transparent perovskite solar cells on a commercial scale. This will revolutionize the approach towards energy self-sufficient buildings.
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High efficiency solar power conversion allowed by a novel composite

High efficiency solar power conversion allowed by a novel composite

Apr 16, 2018 Canada
A composite thin film developed at INRS improves significantly solar cells' power conversion efficiency.
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Double perovskites in environmentally friendly solar cells

Double perovskites in environmentally friendly solar cells

Apr 13, 2018 Sweden
A further step has been taken along the road to manufacturing solar cells from lead-free perovskites. High quality films based on double perovskites, which show promising photovoltaic properties, have been developed.
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Perovskite solar cell application in office buildings

Perovskite solar cell application in office buildings

Jan 23, 2018 Poland
Skanska's commercial development business unit in Central Eastern Europe will be the first developer worldwide to cover office buildings with semi-transparent perovskite solar cells on a commercial scale.
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Atomically thin perovskites boost for future electronics

Atomically thin perovskites boost for future electronics

Jan 3, 2018 Japan
WPI-MANA has developed the world's highest performance dielectric nanofilms using atomically thin perovskites. This technology may revolutionize the next-generation of electronics.