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‘Transparent solar cells’ can take us towards a new era of personalized energy

Today, the imminent climate change crisis demands a shift from conventionally used fossil fuels to efficient sources of green energy. This has led to researchers looking into the concept of “personalized energy,” which would make on-site energy generation possible. For example, solar cells could possibly be integrated into windows, vehicles, cellphone screens, and other everyday products. But for this, it

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Promising strategies for durable perovskite solar cells

Internal forces in these materials cause distortions in their crystal structures, reducing symmetry and contributing to their intrinsic instability. They are also subject to environmental degradation. Researchers at Soochow University examined the mechanisms at play due to this intrinsic instability, as well as several degradation factors that influence the performance of perovskite photovoltaics. In a research update published in APL

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Designing solar panels in checkerboard lines to increase absorbtion of light by 125%

Listen to this article below: Designing solar panels in checkerboard lines increases their ability to absorb light by 125 per cent, a new study says. Checkerboard design of solar panel Credit: Dr Davide Zecca Researchers say the breakthrough could lead to the production of thinner, lighter and more flexible solar panels that could be used to power more homes and

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researchers to produce multilayered solar panels with the potential to be 1.5 times more efficient than traditional silicon panels

Listen to this article below: Researchers working to maximize solar panel efficiency said layering advanced materials atop traditional silicon is a promising path to eke more energy out of sunlight. A new study shows that by using a precisely controlled fabrication process, researchers can produce multilayered solar panels with the potential to be 1.5 times more efficient than traditional silicon

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Chemical innovation stabilizes best-performing perovskite formulation

Listen to this article below: Perovskites are a class of materials made up of organic materials bound to a metal. Their fascinating structure and properties have propelled perovskites into the forefront of materials’ research, where they are studied for use in a wide range of applications. Metal-halide perovskites are especially popular, and are being considered for use in solar cells,

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