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Revolutionary solar cells double as lasers

Latest research finds that the trailblazing ‘perovskite’ material used in solar cells can double up as a laser, strongly…

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TU Delft achieves maximum light trapping in solar cells

Researchers at TU Delft have opened the way for the realization of the next generation of high-efficiency, cost-effectiv…

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Researchers identify a low-cost alternative material for next-generation solar cells

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have identified a possible inorganic material for perovskite solar cells, wh…

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NTU scientists discover material that can be solar cell by day, light panel by night

In future, when your mobile or tablet runs out of battery, you could just recharge it by putting it out in the sun. Nany…

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Heliatek reaches efficiency record with 40% transparent organic solar cells

Ideal for generating energy from windows , façades and glass car roofs

Both these application areas use tinted glass to reduce glare which can be done by applying a film, so changing the film…

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Atomically Thin Solar Cells

Ultrathin layers made of Tungsten and Selenium have been created at the Vienna University of Technology. Experiments show that they may be used as flexible, semi-transparent solar cells.

Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have now succeeded for the first time in creating a diode made of tun…

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UC Researchers Report on Discovery to Make Solar Power Less Expensive and More Efficient

Early findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society in Denver.

University of Cincinnati researchers are reporting early results on a way to make solar-powered panels in lights, calcul…

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Infrared: A new renewable energy source?

Harvard physicists propose a device to capture energy from Earth’s infrared emissions to outer space

Physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) envision a device that would harvest energy …

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Superabsorbing Design May Lower Manufacturing Cost of Thin Film Solar Cells

The superabsorbing design could decrease the thickness of the semiconductor materials used in thin film solar cells by m…

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The Swiss-Inno HJT Project

Paving the way for the production of high-performance solar cells

Heterojunction silicon technology consists of ultra-thin layers of amorphous silicon in the nanometer range that have be…

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World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Project at Ivanpah Achieves Commercial Operation

All Three Units of 392 megawatt Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System Now Delivering Solar Power to California’s Electric Grid

At full capacity, the facility’s trio of 450-foot high towers produces a gross total of 392 megawatts (MW) of solar powe…

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Researchers Find Simple, Cheap Way to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found an easy way to modify th…

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From a carpet of nanorods to a thin film solar cell absorber within a few seconds

Research teams at the HZB and at the University of Limerick, Ireland, have discovered a novel solid state reaction which…

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Understanding a new type of solar cell

Perovskite based solar cells are a hot topic in energy research and Science Magazine has put it on the list of Breakthro…

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How to tap the sun’s energy through heat as well as light

New approach developed at MIT could generate power from sunlight efficiently and on demand.

A new approach to harvesting solar energy, developed by MIT researchers, could improve efficiency by using sunlight to h…

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New Solar Car Concept Shines at Electronics, Cars Shows

Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with Georgia Tech, debuted a new solar car concept earlier this month at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas.

The C-MAX Solar Energy Concept is a first-of-its-kind hybrid electric vehicle with the potential to free drivers of thei…

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'Inverse opal' structure improves thin-film solar cells

Researchers have shown how to increase the efficiency of thin-film solar cells, a technology that could bring low-cost s…

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HZB team develops chalcopyrite solar cells without cadmium-based buffer layer

A single layer takes on the job of what used to be two layers, doing away with the wet chemical process. Despite a much …

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Quantum waves at the heart of organic solar cells

Researchers have been able to tune coherence in organic nanostructures due to the surprise discovery of wavelike electro…

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Solar cell degradation observed directly for the first time

X-ray examination shows structural changes in "plastics" solar cells

Organic solar cells, especially those based on polymers are inexpensive to produce on a large scale. Thanks to their phy…

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