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Spray-coating perovskite PV devices over curved substrates

Conventional PV cells based on the ubiquitous semiconductor crystalline-silicon most often come in the form of flat, rigid and relatively heavy panels. Despite the fact that PV devices can be manufactured on flexible substrates, methods to integrate PV devices over ...
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Lifetime Energy Yield of Photovoltaic Modules

Photovoltaics devices must deliver energy for a long time in the field. However, ageing rates of up to 3% per year are common. This ageing rate is the dominant influence on energy yield of the PV systems and thus cost ...
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Spin-blocked Recombination in Organic Photovoltaics

The technology of plastic electronics unlocks new ways to use solar energy, not only by supplementing and replacing conventional silicon rooftop panels, but also in the emerging technologies of flexible devices, lightweight power generation and scavenging light for distributed networks ...
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doping strategies for next generation CdTe solar cells

Over the last 6 years, CdTe photovoltaics (PV) have enjoyed a steady performance improvement after remaining relatively stagnant for the previous 10 years. These improvements have largely been pushed by one company, First Solar Inc, who have successfully commercialised the ...
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Anti-soiling coatings for Solar modules

Soiling of the cover glass on solar modules is a serious problem. Global reports show that soiling can reduce power output by up to 20% per month. This has a direct impact on the financial viabiity of solar installations. A ...
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Nano-texturing of multicrystalline silicon

Crystalline silicon is currently the dominant photovoltaics technology, accounting for over 90% of the global PV market. Of this, multicrystalline silicon (mc-Si) accounts for over 60% and is predicted to continue to be an important wafer technology for PV. Traditionally, ...
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Understanding the Role of the Electron Selective Contact in Perovskite Solar Cells

Perovskite solar cells (PSC) have generated excitement in the field of emerging photovoltaics due to their high efficiencies, easy manufacturability and low cost. Over the last few years it has become clear that the electron selective layer is critical to ...
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