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To amp up solar cells, scientists ditch silicon

Silicon dominates the world of solar power. Even the newest solar cell designs, tandem devices that have a silicon solar cell below a cell made of a crystalline material called a perovskite, rely on the material. Now, researchers are doing away with silicon altogether, creating tandems from two of the best yet perovskites, each tailored […]

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Macron pledges €700m to solar energy projects

The French President’s announcement to increase France’s donations to the International Solar Alliance will bring the country’s total contributions to €1bn On March 11, President Emmanuel Macron announced that France will pledge €700m ($862m) to solar energy projects by 2022. The announcement was made during his trip to India at the first ever summit of […]