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Researchers develop new possibilities for solar power
Two Queen's researchers have contributed to a significant breakthrough in solar technology. (2012-07-10)
Risoe DTU and Mekoprint distribute 10,000 polymer-solar-cell-powered flashlights
The mass production of organic photovoltaic cells is both feasible and inexpensive. (2011-07-13)
Solar cells of the future
A new material, nano flakes, may revolutionize the transformation of solar energy to electricity. (2007-12-18)
TU Delft: cheap and efficient solar cell made possible by linked nanoparticles
Researchers of the Chemical Engineering department and the Kavli institute of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have demonstrated that electrons can move freely in layers of linked semiconductor nanoparticles under the influence of light. (2011-09-26)
Physicists develop approach to increase performance of solar energy
Experimental condensed matter physicists in the Department of Physics at the University of Oklahoma have developed an approach to circumvent a major loss process that currently limits the efficiency of commercial solar cells. (2020-04-20)
Semitransparent and flexible -- Solar cells made from atomically thin sheet
A new method for fabricating semitransperant, flexible solar cells has greatly improved power conversion efficiency. (2017-09-25)
Solar cell design with over 50 percent energy-conversion efficiency
Solar cells convert the sun's energy into electricity by converting photons into electrons. (2017-04-23)
Better performance for mixed tin-lead perovskite solar cells
Using a new solution chemistry, researchers have made mixed tin-lead perovskite solar cells more efficient. (2019-04-18)
Innovation puts next-generation solar cells on the horizon
In a world first, a Monash University-led international research team has developed an innovative way to boost the output of the next generation of solar cells. (2009-11-30)
For solar boom, scrap silicon for this promising mineral
Cornell University engineers have found that photovoltaic wafers in solar panels with all-perovskite structures outperform photovoltaic cells made from state-of-the-art crystalline silicon, as well as perovskite-silicon tandem cells, which are stacked pancake-style cells that absorb light better. (2020-08-03)
New connection between stacked solar cells can handle energy of 70,000 suns
North Carolina State University researchers have come up with a new technique for improving the connections between stacked solar cells, which should improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices and reduce the cost of solar energy production. (2013-09-06)
Substantial improvement in essential cheap solar cell process
A cheap alternative to silicon solar cells can be found in dye-sensitized solar cells. (2008-03-20)
The future of solar-powered houses is clear
The future of solar-powered houses is clearPeople could live in glass houses and look at the world through rose-tinted windows while reducing their carbon emissions by 50 percent thanks to QUT Institute of Sustainable Resources research. (2008-04-09)
New world record for fullerene-free polymer solar cells
Polymer solar cells can be even cheaper and more reliable thanks to a breakthrough by scientists at Linköping University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. (2016-04-19)
Researchers demonstrate 'avalanche effect' in solar cells
Researchers at TU Delft and the FOM Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter in the Netherlands have found irrefutable proof that the so-called avalanche effect by electrons occurs in specific, very small semiconducting crystals. (2008-05-26)
Invitation to GOPV conference in China
Everyone who works with organic solar cell technology is hereby formally invited to participate in the Conference: Global Organic PhotoVoltaic Conference (GOPV). (2011-05-23)
Surrey makes breakthrough in perovskite solar cell technology
The University of Surrey has helped to create a technique that has produced the highest performing inverted perovskite solar cell ever recorded. (2018-06-29)
TU/e awarded for knowledge transfer to solar energy industry
Ph.D. graduate Bram Hoex and research group Plasma & Materials Processing of Eindhoven University of Technology have been awarded the Leverhulme Technology Transfer Award 2008. (2008-11-07)
Photovoltaic cells tap underwater solar energy
Scientists at the US Naval Research Laboratory, Electronics Science and Technology Division, develop solar cells capable of producing sufficient power to operate electronic sensor systems underwater at depths of nine meters. (2012-06-07)
Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have successfully created electricity-generating solar cells with chemicals found the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans for the first time. (2015-02-18)
Light propagation in solar cells made visible
How can light which has been captured in a solar cell be examined in experiments? (2014-12-05)
Research findings in solar cells will have an impact on solar panel industry
University of Luxembourg's Laboratory for Photovoltaics has established a method to observe and prevent solar cell degradation before solar cell production is finished, which has implications for the solar cell manufacturing industry since chemical damage to solar cells can occur quickly. (2012-10-11)
Solar cells get a boost from bouncing light
A new twist on an old solar cell design sends light ricocheting through layers of microscopic spheres, increasing its electricity-generating potential by 26 percent. (2011-07-29)
Apollo Solar Energy funds new $1.5 million CdTe solar research center at NJIT
NJIT received today from Apollo Solar Energy Inc. a three-year, $1.5 million grant to establish a solar research center. (2010-03-16)
DOE grant funds solar energy project
Competitively priced electricity from easily manufactured solar cells is the aim of a Penn State researcher's project funded for up to $1,231,000 over three years by the US Department of Energy. (2008-04-01)
Plants absorb lead from perovskite solar cells more than expected
Lead from metal-organic perovskite compounds can be absorbed particularly easily by plants. (2020-01-21)
Freestanding microwire-array enables flexible solar window
Transparent solar cells (TSC) are emerging device that combines the benefits of visible transparency and electricity generation. (2019-12-13)
Ultra-stable perovskite solar cell remains stable for more than a year
EPFL scientists have built a low-cost and ultra-stable perovskite solar cell that has been running at 11.2 percent efficiency for over a year, without loss in performance. (2017-06-01)
Three for the price of one - mobile electrons multiplied in quantum dot films
Researchers of the Opto-electronic Materials section of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and Toyota Europe have demonstrated that several mobile electrons can be produced by the absorption of a single light particle in films of coupled quantum dots. (2011-10-14)
Commercial 'green' solar cells may be possible, say Pitt researchers
Developing solar energy that is low-cost, lightweight, and energy efficient has proven to be one of the greatest challenges the science world faces today. (2011-11-22)
Researchers develop a path to liquid solar cells that can be printed onto surfaces
Scientists at USC have developed a potential pathway to cheap, stable solar cells made from nanocrystals so small they can exist as a liquid ink and be painted or printed onto clear surfaces. (2012-04-25)
Solar cells utilize thermal radiation
Thermal radiation from the sun is largely lost on most silicon solar cells. (2013-11-13)
PolyU develops solar cells with highest power conversion efficiency
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has successfully developed perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells with the world's highest power conversion efficiency of 25.5% recently. (2016-04-12)
High-efficiency concentrator solar cells and modules
Solar energy will play a crucial role in the energy mix of tomorrow as solar energy is available in unlimited quantities. (2010-05-20)
A new world record for solar cell efficiency
In a remarkable feat, scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed thin film solar cells on flexible polymer foils with a new record efficiency of 20.4 percent for converting sunlight into electricity. (2013-01-17)
Using the power of the sun to reach the stars
Solar sail technology is close to becoming an engineering reality. (2008-08-27)
Bright future for solar cell technology
New all-inorganic perovskite solar cells tackle three key challenges in solar cell technology: efficiency, stability, and cost. (2018-04-27)
Solar cell research funded by US Department of Energy
Fixed-tilt concentrating photovoltaic panels that will deliver significantly more energy than conventional photovoltaic solar panels are the aim of Penn State's solar energy research funded by the US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for $2.9 million. (2015-08-26)
New type of solar cell retains high efficiency for long periods
Scientists from the University of Picardie Jules Verne and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology are reporting development of a new genre of an electrolyte system for solar cells that breaks the double-digit barrier in the efficiency with which the devices convert sunlight into electricity. (2011-09-07)
Untiring dedication to solar energy
Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Schock, department head and spokesman for Solar Energy Research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, received the prestigious (2010-09-10)
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