Fraunhofer ISE reports record efficiency of 25.9% for a III-V/Si tandem solar cell grown directly on silicon

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has reported a new record efficiency of 25.9 percent for a III-V/Si tandem solar cell grown directly on silicon. This cell was produced on a low-cost silicon substrate for the first time – marking an important milestone on the way to economical solutions for tandem photovoltaics.

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Australian scientists produce for the first time a new generation of perovskites solar cells that pass strict international tests

Australian scientists have for the first time produced a new generation of experimental solar energy cells that have successfully passed strict International Electrotechnical Commission testing standards for heat and humidity, which increases their commercialisation prospects.

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Researchers obtain the highest reported efficiencies for indoor photovoltaic flexible and curvable cell technology

A revolution is already under way which includes development of autonomous wireless sensors, low-power consumer electronics, smart homes, domotics and the Internet of Things.  All these elements require efficient and easy-to-integrate energy harvesting devices for their power. Billions of wireless sensors are expected to be installed in interior environments over the coming decades.

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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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