28 Dec 2020
Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells on Threshold of 30% Efficiency
An HZB team has published a report in the journal Science on the development of its current world record of 29.15% efficiency for a tandem solar cell made of perovskite and silicon. The tandem cell provided stable performance for 300 hours - even without encapsulation. To accomplish this, the group headed by Prof. Steve Albrecht investigated physical processes at the interfaces to improve the transport of the charge carriers.
22 Dec 2020
Oxford PV Hits New World Record for Solar Cell
Revolutionary perovskite solar technology has set a new world record for the amount of the sun's energy that can be converted into electricity by a single solar cell.
18 Dec 2020
Transparent Electronics: $20 Billion Market Comes into Sight
The new IDTechEx report, "Transparent Electronics Materials, Applications, Markets 2021-2041" describes a market that will be well above $20 billion in 2041 with a substantial possible upside.
17 Dec 2020
First Solar's Photovoltaic Technology Completes 25 Years of Testing
Determining how many years a solar panel will last can take, well, years. Intended to function for 25 years or more, solar panels must be made to withstand the elements. In some cases, panels continue working well after their planned operational lifetime.
26 Oct 2020
Thermochromic Window Reduces Need for Air Con, Generates Electricity
Scientists report a breakthrough in developing a next-generation thermochromic window that not only reduces the need for air conditioning but simultaneously generates electricity.
13 Oct 2020
Untapped Potential Exists for Blending Hydropower, Floating PV
Hybrid systems of floating solar panels and hydropower plants may hold the technical potential to produce a significant portion of the electricity generated annually across the globe.
22 Jul 2020
Brilliant Matters is a Canadian company that develops and manufactures organic semiconductors for the printed electronics market. The company offers products and services mainly aimed at the organic photovoltaic (OPV) and organic photodiode (OPD) markets, focusing on purity and reproducibility.
17 Jul 2020
Raynergy Tek is a speciality chemical company based in Taiwan. They manufacture commercial quantities of semiconducting materials for organic photovoltaic (OPV) and organic photodiode (OPD) applications. This profile is based on a discussion with Raynergy Tek CEO Dr. Phoebe Tan on July 9 2020.
2 Jul 2020
Emerging Photovoltaics: Materials Opportunity in New $38Bn Market
The new IDTechEx report, "Materials Opportunities in Emerging Photovoltaics 2020-2040", is based on interviews by multi-lingual, PhD level IDTechEx analysts across the world and 20 years tracking the research and applications. They predict $38 billion dollars in 2040 without colliding with the silicon-in-glass "power station" business. There will be many opportunities for premium pricing of its new specialist materials.
7 May 2020
Citrine Informatics provide a materials informatics platform. IDTechEx spoke with Greg Mulholland (CEO and co-founder).