Solliance and ECN touts 26.3% conversion efficiencies of tandem perovskite solar cell

Researchers at Solliance and ECN have fabricated a 6 inch industrially processed c-Si cell with a perovskite top layer that is mechanically stacked using ECN’s MWT-SHJ (metal-wrap-through silicon heterojunction) design that has achieved conversion efficiencies of 26.3%. The work was published during the Silicon PV/nPV conference, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

New perovskite aging measurements offered for standardization by EPFL

The École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is proposing the standardization of aging measurements of perovskite solar cells after developing a range of new methods that are claimed to best represent some of the unique characteristics of perovskite materials.

Progress and trends in CIGS and perovskite/CIGS PV

Thin-film solar cells based on chalcopyrite semiconductor Cu(In,Ga) (S,Se)2 compound (hereafter called CIGS or CIGSeS irrespective of the exact composition) have continuously drawn interest because of their progressively increasing high photovoltaic conversion efficiencies and the merits of long-term performance stability, high energy yield, low cost production potentials and other advantages for industrial manufacturing and application of solar.

JinkoSolar starts perovskite cell R&D collaboration

Leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has started a collaboration with Greatcell Solar, formerly Dyesol and the Nanyang Technology University (NTU) in Singapore on perovskite solar cells.

Dyesol gets $2.5m Australian government grant for perovskite commercialisation

Thin film perovskite solar cell developer Dyesol has had an application granted by the Australian government for a AUD$2.5 million (US$1.9 million) in funding for an 18 month project to develop a large-area on glass product prototype that would coincide with the company establishing pilot line production in Australia.

Oxford PV garners more funding to avoid ‘valley of death’ commercialisation

Perovskite solar cell developer Oxford Photovoltaics said it had secured another round of funding to support its IP licensing business model on the back of plans to produce working solar cells for customer evaluations after recently purchasing the former Bosch Solar CIS thin-film site in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany.

Suntech and Trina Solar funding UNSW perovskite R&D

Research at the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP), based at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has reported a 12.1% efficiency rating for a 16 cm2 perovskite solar cell, partially funded by Suntech and Trina Solar and AUD$3.6 million in funding through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA).