A record-efficient organic solar cell developed by a research team of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) via an environmentally-friendly method, has been put on the renowned “Best Research-Cell Efficiencies Chart” by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory of the United States, the first time a solar cell developed by a Hong Kong institution appears on this historic chart. This chart has recorded all the best efficiency cells around the world over the past 40 years.


The chart, which has compiled values of the highest conversion efficiencies for different types of solar cells since 1976, recently posted “Hong Kong UST” - an organic solar cell which yields efficiencies of up to 11.5 per cent, as the latest world record for emerging organic solar cells.  The cell, developed by a research team led by Prof. Henry He YAN from HKUST’s Department of Chemistry, was also recently published in the prestigious journal Nature Energy. Read More... 


Prof. Henry He YAN (middle) and his team develop a record-efficient organic solar cell
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