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For the first time, an efficiency of 30% for perovskite-on-silicon-tandem solar cells has been exceeded thanks to a joint effort led by scientists at EPFL’s Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory in partnership with the renowned innovation centre, CSEM (Neuchâtel, Switzerland). Independently certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the United States, these results are a boost to high-efficiency photovoltaics (PV) and pave the way toward even more competitive solar electricity generation.

 


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Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a stretchable and waterproof ‘fabric’ that turns energy generated from body movements into electrical energy.

 


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The partners of the EU project FlexFunction2Sustain have committed themselves to create a network for innovative solutions for sustainable and smart products powered by nano-functionalised paper and plastic in order to support SMEs, start-ups and industries in the development and market launch of pioneering products. After the first two years, a number of promising results and prototypes have emerged and have been presented at the Conference for Industrial Technologies IndTech 2022 in Grenoble, France, 27-29 June 2022. Among them, a recently finalised highlight: the first working organic photovoltaic cell on recycled plastics.

 


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Epishine’s business is based on their pioneering, patented process for printing solar cells. Their first product is a thin, flexible organic solar cell that harvests indoor light to power electronics indoor. The market's response has been overwhelming and thus, to meet the international demand, Epishine will relocate to larger premises in Linköping, Sweden.

 


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As electronics simultaneously become smaller and more powerful, manufacturers are seeking ways to accelerate and scale the production of microelectronic devices. Now, TNO at Holst Centre offers acceleration at a speed with more than 1 million G-forces. The proprietary Impulse Printing technique addresses key manufacturing challenges, at a mere fraction of the cost.