Researchers at Lund University have successfully explained how iron-based dyes work on a molecular level in solar cells. The new findings will accelerate the development of inexpensive and environmentally friendly solar cells.
The goal is to be able to use iron-based dyes in solar cells in the future. By using iron instead of other more expensive and rare metals, the production of solar cells and light catchers will become cheaper and more environmentally friendly. The demand for solar cells is therefore expected to significantly increase.
“In this new study, we explain how iron-based dyes work on a molecular level. That way we are able to further improve these iron complexes so that they become even better at absorbing and storing solar energy”, says senior lecturer Petter Persson.
For decades, researchers in other parts of the world have tried to develop iron-based dyes, but without success. A crucial reason for this difficulty is that achieving the right electronic properties in dyes based on iron is much more difficult compared to other metals. But where others have failed, the researchers in Lund have succeeded.
“There is a lot of international interest in our research. Research groups in other parts of the world are keen to test the new dyes in other areas of application”, says Petter Persson.
It will propbably take a few years before iron dyes are used commercially in the production of solar cells and light catchers. However, Petter Persson is still surprised at the rapid development:
“It is difficult to develop new materials for solar energy conversion. For once, the process has been unusually quick, and we have made several important breakthroughs in just a few years”.
The Latest on: Solar cells
via Google News
The Latest on: Solar cells
- U.S. Solar Workforce Could Be Halved By Virus, Group Sayson March 23, 2020 at 1:35 pm
The leading U.S. solar-trade group warns fallout from the coronavirus could slash the industry’s workforce in half. The Solar Energy Industries Association made the projection Monday as part of a ...
- D.C.-area solar companies ask for exemption from potential 'shelter-in-place' effortson March 23, 2020 at 1:19 pm
A local solar energy association has asked D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser for an exemption from any potential "shelter-in-place" orders. We have the details.
- Angry McConnell: 'Tax credits for solar panels' holding up critical economic relief packageon March 23, 2020 at 9:42 am
Republicans Monday accused Democrats of holding up the coronavirus economic relief package by treating it like “a juicy political opportunity." McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said the $2 trillion ...
- On the trail of organic solar cells' efficiencyon March 23, 2020 at 8:22 am
Scientists have investigated the physical causes that limit the efficiency of novel solar cells based on organic molecular materials. Currently, the voltage of such cells is still too low - one reason ...
- Thin Film Solar Cells Market 2020 Global Industry Analysis & Regional Outlook to 2026on March 23, 2020 at 7:00 am
Mar 23, 2020 (Market Prediction via COMTEX) -- The Thin Film Solar Cells market was valued at Million US$ in 2017 and is projected to reach Million US$ by 2026, at a CAGR of during the forecast period ...
- Crystalline Solar Cells Market Is Expecting Revolutionary Growth in 2020 and Coming Yearson March 23, 2020 at 3:33 am
The Crystalline Solar Cells market was valued at Million US$ in 2017 and is projected to reach Million US$ by 2026, at a CAGR of during the forecast period. In this study, 2017 has been considered as ...
- Clouded by myths: Dispersing some common misconceptions about solar panelson March 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm
While the prospect of free electricity is tempting, unfamiliarity with the technology could make homeowners hesitant to invest in solar panels, especially as they are pricey. Here are answers to some ...
- Suns Solar Panel, ep. 187: Partial-season grades are in: centers and power forwardson March 21, 2020 at 10:07 am
Can you give grades on an incomplete season? Oh, yes you can and the Tim, Dave and Espo will on this edition of the Suns Solar Panel. In this live show, we also took your listener questions and shared ...
- 2020 Innovations in Prosthesis, Solar Cells & Panels, Milk Quality Sensors, Neuromorphic Capacitors, Robots, and 3D Printing - ResearchAndMarkets.comon March 20, 2020 at 10:19 am
The "Innovations in Prosthesis, Solar Cells and Panels, Milk Quality Sensors, Neuromorphic Capacitors, Robots, and 3D Printing" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This edition ...
- Molecular vibrations reduce the maximum achievable photovoltage in organic solar cellson March 20, 2020 at 8:01 am
Scientists at TU Dresden and Hasselt University in Belgium investigated the physical causes that limit the efficiency of novel solar cells based on organic molecular materials. Currently, the voltage ...
via Bing News