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An inexpensive, polymer-based device breaks a record, reaching 10.6 percent efficiency.
A new computer program accurately predicts the behavior of proposed materials, which means faster development of new electronics and solar cells.
A new polymer film protects panels from water so they can last for decades.
A new method will reduce the cost and complexity of manufacturing.
Plastic cells are lighter than silicon ones, but they’re not as efficient–one company aims to fix that.
Researchers make cells with near-perfect internal efficiency.
Improved dyes and electrolytes could make the Grätzel solar-cell design more practical.
A novel photovoltaic technology moves into large-scale production.