Photo of a light concentrating device outside the Maxwell Centre at Cambridge. Credit: Tomi Baikie.

Using Machine Learning & Neural Networks to Maximize Solar Energy Globally

Scientists are always on the lookout for ways to make our world a better place, and one area they’re focusing on is solar energy. One idea in this area is to make solar cells more efficient by concentrating more solar light onto them. While investigating this recently, a group of … [continued]

Direct Laser Writing On Halide Perovskites: From Mechanisms To Applications

Metal halide perovskites have become well-deserved “star” materials among a variety of semiconductors owing to their excellent optoelectronics properties, such as high photoluminescence (PL) quantum yield (QY), high absorption coefficient, tunable bandgaps, long carrier diffusion lengths, and high defect tolerance, attracting enormous attention from both academia and industry. Meanwhile, DLW, … [continued]

A Crystal Ball for Solar Modules

NREL Links Rapidly Evolving Photovoltaic Module Technologies With Potential Reliability Impacts Historically, photovoltaic (PV) modules have demonstrated high reliability, making them a dependable and growing part of global decarbonization efforts. PV module technology also has a history of iteration and evolution over time, with potential impacts for module reliability. With … [continued]

This image shows a visualization of the calculated exciton transfer from an upper tetracene layer of a solar cell to the silicon substrate. The electron is shown in blue, and the electron hole in red. Image credit: Marvin Krenz, University of Paderborn.

Hawk Supercomputer Improves Solar Cell Efficiency

University of Paderborn Researchers Use Hawk Supercomputer and Lean into Imperfection to Improve Solar Cell Efficiency Solar energy is one of the most promising, widely adopted renewable energy sources, but raising the efficiency of solar cells that convert light into electricity remains a challenge. Scientists have turned to the High-Performance Computing … [continued]