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A touch of zirconium to better catch the sun

Oct 02, 2019

Transparent conductive films that let through a broader range of the solar spectrum have been developed by KAUST and are set to increase the power conversion efficiency of perovskite-based multijunction solar cells beyond 30 percent. Improved efficiency makes these devices more commercially appealing.


KAUST Research Conference: Emerging Concepts in Solar Energy Conversion - from Computation to Implementation

Sep 25, 2019

Save the date: Our 2020 conference will address solar energy concepts of global importance and with relevance to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Students from across the Kingdom and around the world complete the 2nd KSC Summer School and Internship Program

Sep 24, 2019

Following the success of the initial summer school, July saw the launch of the second KSC Summer School and Internship Program. Aimed at undergraduates in their final year, interested in pursuing a career in the field of solar energy conversion, this year's program attracted students from across the Kingdom (King Abdulaziz University, Taibah University, Islamic University of Medinah) as well as internationally (UC Berkely, Imperial College London and the Universities of Washington, Bologna, Petras, Glasgow).

KAUST launches ACWA Power Center of Excellence for Desalination and Solar Power

Sep 11, 2019

KAUST recently signed a memorandum of understanding with ACWA Power, inaugurating the KAUST – ACWA Power Center of Excellence for Desalination and Solar Power

Tiny tweaks for big wins in solar cells

Aug 26, 2019

Solar cells that rely on perovskites to harvest sunlight are bound to gain in energy conversion efficiency thanks to an atomic-level understanding of the structure-property relationship of these photovoltaic materials. Researchers from the KAUST Solar Center monitored the impact of compositional changes on the structural organization and photovoltaic properties of perovskite thin films


Third step boosts solar cell performance

Jul 31, 2019

Adding one extra ingredient to the light-capturing layer of an emerging solar cell technology can significantly improve all aspects of its energy-harvesting performance, KAUST researchers have shown.


Energy-harvesting nanomaterials created cool

Jun 27, 2019

Some of the vast amount of wasted energy that machines and devices emit as heat could be recaptured using an inexpensive nanomaterial developed at KAUST. This thermoelectric nanomaterial could capture the heat lost by devices, ranging from mobile phones to vehicle engines, and turn it directly back into useful electricity.


Benchmarks to better catch the sun

Jun 11, 2019

Organic solar cells could soon rival traditional silicon-based photovoltaic technologies in terms of conversion efficiency. A team from the KAUST Solar Center has developed a computational approach that provides practical performance targets and useful rules to help design and develop material systems for optimal organic solar cells.


Ready, jet...print!

May 30, 2019

Inkjet printing is expected to fast track the commercialization of organic solar cells. Researchers from the KAUST Solar Center have exploited this technique to generate high-efficiency solar cells at large scales.


Dr. Yuliar Firdaus's paper highlighted by Advanced Science News

Apr 30, 2019

Postdoc Dr. Yuliar Firdaus's paper selected to be highlighted on Advanced Science News website

KSC Assistant Professor Derya Baran makes list of 'Innovators Under 35 in the MENA region'

Feb 05, 2019

MIT Technology Review names KSC Assistant Prof. Derya Baran in its inaugural "Innovators Under 35 in the MENA region" for the technology behind her 'iyris' start-up.

Dounya Barrit wins best presentation award at ICAMSEC 2019

Feb 03, 2019

Dounya Barrit was awarded the best presentation award at the conference in Dubai from 30-31 January.

KSC was at the World Future Energy Summit

Jan 17, 2019

The KAUST booth was well attended during the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi and KSC was on hand to showcase our latest research.