Illuminating research on tin perovskite solar cells

Solar is one of the fastest growing electricity sources in the world: 2019 saw solar PV energy generation increase by 22% year-on-year. New generation cheaper, more ‘earth-abundant’ technologies such as perovskite are in development but need to increase...

Tin layer in R&D breakthrough for solar cells

A team led by Hairen Tan at Nanjing University, China has discovered that using a tin layer in tin perovskite solar cells can boost the efficiency of this new low-cost, lightweight technology by making sure the tin stays in the right chemical form. There is a huge...

Oxford PV moving toward next-gen tin-using solar cells

Oxford PV, a UK-based company grounded in photovoltaics, is planning to bring tin-using perovskite-based solar cells to the market by the end of next year. The company is a spin-off from research pioneered by Henry Snaith at the University of Oxford. Snaith was part...