The principles of organic solar cells

Organic and perovskite photovoltaics are the solar cell research fields with the greatest interest from the community. Many articles are published each week about it and for this reason, I will certainly write a lot about those two kinds of solar cells. Here I chose to present how do Organic Solar Cells work. Organic Materials? The […]

Stay positive about stability of perovskite solar cells!

Some weeks ago, I had a conversation of deep interest with Dr Tomas Leijtens from Stanford University. Tomas has important research expertise in perovskite stability. Thus he wrote some month ago a review about it: Towards enabling stable lead halide perovskite solar cells; the interplay between structural, environmental, and thermal stability. The point to understand […]

Fullerene, a versatile material for PV applications

Some of my readers know me for my tweets about #OrganicElectronics. In this field, fullerene and its derivative have been for a long time used in many applications for their conductive properties. Last December, I was allured by a paper about the use of fullerene for perovskite interlayers: Cross-Linkable Fullerene Derivatives for Solution-Processed n–i–p Perovskite […]

Beyond the Shockley-Queisser limit

As I said in the introduction, I will publish presentation, that are blog posts in which I will expose research articles or specific fields of research. This article is the first of the series and is about Xu et al article: The generalized Shockley-Queisser limit for nanostructured solar cells, Sci. Rep. As I said last […]

The History of Emerging PV

Less than a month ago, president Donald Trump took the outrageous decision to get out the Paris Agreement. Climate change is real. Climate change is disastrous for our lives, and not only for our children’s and grandchildren’s as we used to say. The Paris agreement aims at limiting global warming below +2°C. Renewable energies According […]