New nanocomposite material to increase solar cell efficiency

A new method for constructing special solar cells could significantly increase their efficiency. Not only are the cells made up of thin layers, they also consist of specifically arranged nanoblocks. Read more about New nanocomposite material to increase solar cell efficiency[…]

Solar modules to contribute for aesthetically pleasing energy-plus buildings

Photovoltaic and solar thermal systems are not always considered aesthetically enhancing to a building. The coloured modules, however, being developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE are Read more about Solar modules to contribute for aesthetically pleasing energy-plus buildings[…]

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Solar thermal, geothermal, photovoltaic – what form of energy supply is most suitable for a particular municipality?

Representatives of smaller communities are overwhelmed by a huge amount of information, which tends to exacerbate existing uncertainty. A new online tool from Fraunhofer is now helping to clarify this Read more about Solar thermal, geothermal, photovoltaic – what form of energy supply is most suitable for a particular municipality?[…]

Nanotechnology for energy materials: Electrodes like leaf veins

Nano-sized metallic wires are attracting increasing attention as conductive elements for manufacturing transparent electrodes, which are employed in solar cells and touch screen panels. In addition to high electric conductivity, Read more about Nanotechnology for energy materials: Electrodes like leaf veins[…]

PolyU Develops Perovskite-Silicon Tandem Solar Cells with the World’s Highest Power Conversion Efficiency

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has successfully developed perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells with the world’s highest power conversion efficiency of 25.5% recently. Perovskite solar cells first appeared in 2009 Read more about PolyU Develops Perovskite-Silicon Tandem Solar Cells with the World’s Highest Power Conversion Efficiency[…]