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Just Ask Antarctica: Yes, Thin Film Solar Cells Work In Freezing Cold Temps (#CleanTechnica Interview)

Thin film solar cells may sound like shrinking violets — after all, they are thin — but they are about to get an acid test in the subzero climate of Antarctica, where they will equip researchers from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and Polar Meteorological Science Research Institute of Chinese Academy of  Meteorological Science. Got all … [continued]

Gold & Silver Nanoparticles Improve Efficiency of Thin-Film Solar Cells at Australia’s Swinburne University of…

Researchers from Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology and Suntech Power Holdings have developed the world’s most efficient broadband nanoplasmonic solar cells for use in thin-film technology. Project scientists report improving the efficiency of existing thin-film cells by up to 8.1 percent through incorporating nucleated gold and silver nanoparticles.

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $71M Investment to Advance American Solar Manufacturing and Development

18 Projects in 10 States Will Supercharge the U.S. Clean Energy Supply Chain and Open New Markets for Solar Technologies WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a $71 million investment, including $16 million from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure … [continued]

Efficient: The two-layer perovskite solar cells can achieve higher efficiencies than silicon cells. « Perovskite-based tandem solar cell. Image by Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Light, Flexible, Efficient Perovskite-Based Tandem Solar Cells

All-perovskite tandem solar cells could soon pick up where silicon solar cells reach their limits. These highly efficient, lightweight, and flexible cells have already proven themselves in the laboratory — now, Empa researchers are working on scaling them up and making them ready for the real world. Roof tiles are … [continued]