perovskite solar cells

Senior Scientist Tim Silverman installs a PACT minimodule at the Outdoor Test Facility at NREL. Photo by Werner Slocum, NREL.

Escaping the Lab Into the Sunlight: Research Examines Durability of Outdoor Perovskite Solar Cells

Research on Ultraviolet-Driven Degradation Receives Independent Testing From the Perovskite PV Accelerator for Commercializing Technologies (PACT) Center Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) are promising next-generation solar photovoltaic (PV) cells with high performance and low production costs compared to silicon. However, one of the primary challenges to widespread adoption of PSCs is … [continued]

New World Record: 33.24% Solar Cell Efficiency From JinkoSolar!

JinkoSolar, the global leading PV and ESS supplier, has announced a significant breakthrough in the development of its N-type TOPCon-based perovskite tandem solar cell. Tested by the Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, the cell achieved an impressive conversion efficiency of 33.24%. This enhancement surpasses JinkoSolar’s previous record of … [continued]

NREL's newly updated Best Research-Cell Efficiency Chart adds a new hybrid tandem category and condenses the subcategories under the III-V multijunction cell category.

Popular NREL Cell Efficiency Chart Now Better Presents Tandem Photovoltaics

NREL Photovoltaics Researchers Create a New Version of the Iconic Chart That Tracks World-Record PV Cells Across Many Technologies and Time The Best Research-Cell Efficiency Chart is one of the most-visited pages on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) website. It makes frequent appearances in presentations at photovoltaic (PV) research conferences, tracking … [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]

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]