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Solar Cells With New Interfaces: Innovative Two-Dimensional Materials Increase the Efficiency

MOSCOW: Scientists from NUST MISIS (Russia) and University of Rome Tor Vergata found out that a microscopic quantity of two-dimensional titanium carbide called MXene significantly improves collection of electrical charges in a perovskite solar cell, increasing the final efficiency above  20%. The results of the research were published in Nature Materials. Perovskite thin film solar cell is […]

IIT Hyderabad develops low-cost, eco-friendly solar cells using ‘kumkum dye’

Scientists at IIT Hyderabad have developed low-cost, environment-friendly solar cells by employing an off-the-shelf dye used to make kumkum or vermilion in India. The dye-sensitised solar cell (DSSC) is based on New Fuchsin (NF) dye with aqueous electrolyte and platinum-free counter electrodes, according to the research published in the Solar Energy journal. The most familiar […]

Members consider requests for panels to review US safeguard on solar cells, Indian sugar sector

At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 22 July, WTO members considered a request from China for a dispute panel to review a US safeguard measure on imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic products. Members also considered three separate requests from Brazil, Australia and Guatemala for panels to review India’s support measures for […]

Single-Crystal MAPbI3 Perovskite Solar Cells Exceeding 21% Power Conversion Efficiency

Abstract Twenty-micrometer-thick single-crystal methylammonium lead triiodide (MAPbI3) perovskite (as an absorber layer) grown on a charge-selective contact using a solution space-limited inverse-temperature crystal growth method yields solar cells with power conversion efficiencies reaching 21.09% and fill factors of up to 84.3%. These devices set a new record for perovskite single-crystal solar cells and open an […]

Govt to rope in global firms to set up mfg units for solar cells, batteries, charging infra

New Delhi: The government will launch a scheme to bring in global firms for setting up mega manufacturing plants in India for solar cells, batteries and solar charging infrastructure through auction and provide tax benefits on these investments. The scheme was proposed in the General Budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday. “Government […]