Researchers at RIKEN develop efficient and durable ultrathin organic solar cell

Scientists from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research and RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science have succeeded, in collaboration with international partners, in creating an ultrathin organic solar cell that is both highly efficient and durable.

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Researchers combine graphene with tandem perovskite-silicon solar cells to achieve efficiencies of up to 26.3%

Graphene Flagship researchers at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) and its spin-off, Graphene Flagship Associate Member BeDimensional, in cooperation with Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) have successfully combined graphene with tandem perovskite-silicon solar cells to achieve efficiencies of up to 26.3%, which almost double the efficiency of pure silicon.

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University of Queensland researchers set the world record for quantum dot solar cell efficiency

The development of next generation solar power technology that has potential to be used as a flexible ‘skin’ over hard surfaces has moved a step closer, thanks to a significant breakthrough at The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia.

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Researchers achieve record efficiency of 11.4% for flexible CZTSSe thin-film solar cells

The Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) in South Korea reported that the team led by Dr. Jin-Kyu Kang at DGIST’s Division of Energy achieved  11.4% for the photoelectric conversion efficiency of flexible CZTSSe thin-film solar cells, the highest in the world.

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Scientists increase efficiency of perovskite solar cells with innovative two-dimensional materials

Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology (MISiS) in Russia and the Tor Vergata University of Romehave found out that a microscopic quantity of two-dimensional titanium carbide called MXene significantly improves collection of electrical charges in a perovskite solar cell, increasing the final efficiency above 20%.

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