21 Apr 2017
New perovskite ink opens window for quality cells
Scientists have developed a new perovskite ink with a long processing window that allows the scalable production of perovskite thin films for high-efficiency solar cells.
5 May 2014
Atomic switcheroo explains origins of thin-film solar cell mystery
Treating cadmium-telluride (CdTe) solar cell materials with cadmium-chloride improves their efficiency, but researchers have not fully understood why.
14 May 2012
Black solar cells have lowest reflectance for silicon solar cells
Scientists at Natcore Technology Inc using simple liquid bath processes, have created a black surface on a silicon wafer with an average reflectance in the visible and near-infrared region of the solar spectrum of 0.3%, making it the "blackest" silicon solar cell surface ever recorded.
13 Apr 2011
Nano College awarded $57.5M
The University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering has been awarded $57.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to create a solar manufacturing consortium that could rival what Sematech did for the computer chip industry and the city of Austin, Texas two decades ago.
17 Mar 2008
US government to make solar energy more cost competitive
Eleven technology led projects will focus on developing advanced solar photovoltaic (PV) technology manufacturing processes and products.