Energy & Green Tech

Quantum dots boost perovskite solar cell efficiency and scalability

Perovskites are hybrid compounds made from metal halides and organic constituents. They show great potential in a range of applications, e.g. LED lights, lasers, and photodetectors, but their major contribution is in solar ...

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Photon recycling: The key to high-efficiency perovskite solar cells

Scientists from TU Dresden, in cooperation with researchers at Seoul National University (SNU) and Korea University (KU), demonstrated the role of the re-use of photons (known as 'photon recycling') and light scattering effects ...

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New materials for extremely high-efficiency perovskite solar cells

A group of chemists from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania synthesized materials that were used for constructing a record-breaking perovskite solar module, with an efficiency of 21.4 percent. This was achieved ...

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Researchers develop self-healing perovskite solar cell

A team led by Prof. Hu Linhua at the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has recently developed a type of self-healing perovskite solar cell by functional combination of polyvinylpyrrolidone ...

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The Wikipedia of perovskite solar cell research

An international team of experts has collected data on metal halide perovskite solar cells from more than 15,000 publications and developed a database with visualization options and analysis tools. The database is open source ...

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Perovskite solar cell with ultra-long stability

Perovskites are the great hope for further increasing the efficiency of solar modules in the future. Until now, their short service life has been considered the biggest hurdle to their practical use, but this could soon change. ...

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The nature and roles of defects in hybrid halide perovskites

The expansion of solar energy is a necessity to sustainably meet the world's energy demands. To achieve this, researchers have focused on the development of semiconducting energy materials. One such material, hybrid perovskites, ...

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