International Research Team Led By Belgium’s KU Leuven cMACS Team Figures Out Way To Retain Blackness Of Perovskite Atoms To Help Boost Solar Cell Power Efficiency
Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019
Yellow coloured perovskites are no match for black perovskites in efficiently generating solar power, claim researchers led by Belgium’s KU Leuven University. But under room temperature black perovskites eventually turn the crystal into yellow.
Germany’s KIT Researchers Work With Nickle Oxide Layer To Increase Power Conversion Efficiency For Perovskite Solar PV Cells
Thursday, 18 Jul 2019
KIT in Germany is working on different processes to improve the efficiency of perovskite solar cells using a layer of nickel oxide (NiOx). The researchers say the NiOX based layer is inexpensive and also less sensitive to temperatures of over 70°C.
KAUST Researchers Declare 21.09% Maximum Power Conversion Efficiency For Perovskite Single-Crystal Solar Cells Using Single-Crystal Films
Friday, 12 Jul 2019
Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) have announced achieving a power conversion efficiency of 21.09% for perovskite single-crystal solar cells.
Scientists At EPFL Switzerland Create Real-World Operating Conditions To Test Perovskite Solar Cells & Find No ‘Dramatic’ Difference In Energy Yield Of Devices During Day Time
Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019
Differences in temperature and irradiance variations in no ‘dramatic’ ways adversely impact the performance of perovskite solar cells. Even though the efficiency of the cells may come down slightly during the day, it recovers during night.
Little Bit Of Fluoride Helps Protect Perovskite Solar Cells From Quick Degradation, Retaining 90% Efficiency After 1,000 Operational Hours, Claim Researchers From TU/e, Differ, Peking University & University Of Twente
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Researchers claim using fluoride to create a protective layer around perovskite solar cells during manufacturing process can help retain latter’s efficiency. The atomic structure of fluoride (NaF) containing metal halide perovskite (FAPbI3).
Oxford PV Achieves 28% Power Conversion Efficiency For Perovskite-Silicon Tandem Solar Cell & Gets Certification From NREL
Sunday, 23 Dec 2018
Oxford PV has achieved 28% power conversion efficiency for its perovskite solar cells, beating its previous record of 27.3% efficiency for a perovskite-silicon solar cell announced in June 2018 (see Oxford PV Reports 27.3% Perovskite Cell Efficiency).
Australian National University & California Institute of Technology Achieve 24% Conversion Efficiency For Tandem Cells Using Silicon & Perovskite Without An Interlayer
Friday, 21 Dec 2018
A team of engineers from the Australian National University (ANU) and researchers from the California Institute of Technology have developed a way to create a tandem cell without the need to have an interlayer, which they claim simplifies the struct.
US Department Of Energy Selects 53 Innovative Research Projects For $53 Million Financial Support To Advance Early Stage Solar Technologies To Bring Down Solar Electricity Costs & Grow Solar Workforce; Bifacial Modules & Perovskite Subjects Of Some Selected Projects
Monday, 29 Oct 2018
The 53 projects selected by US DOE for $53 million financial support are spread across 21 states along with the District of Columbia, and include PV research to increase grid resiliency in Puerto Rico.
Research Team From Japan’s OIST & China’s Shaanxi Normal University Claim New Fabrication Method For Low-Cost High Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells
Friday, 05 Oct 2018
A wee bit thicker coating of perovskite film can increase the working life of a solar cell significantly, claim a team of scientists from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) that conducted such research in coll.
German Ministry Of Economic Affairs & Energy’s €2.8 Million ($3.24 million) Grant To Support Research On Perovskite Solar Cell Technology For High Volume Manufacturing
Saturday, 25 Aug 2018
United Kingdom (UK) located technology company Oxford PV is leading a consortium to undertake research on perovskite solar cell technology for high volume manufacturing.
Research Teams Claims 20.9% Certified Power Conversion Efficiency Record For Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells
Saturday, 07 Jul 2018
A team comprising researchers from Peking University and the Universities of Surrey, Oxford and Cambridge have achieved a power conversion efficiency of 20.9% for inverted perovskite solar cells.
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