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Getting more electricity out of solar cells

New MIT model can guide design of solar cells that produce less waste heat, more useful current.

New MIT model can guide design of solar cells that produce less waste heat, more useful current

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Researchers Achieve Higher Solar-Cell Efficiency With Zinc-Oxide Coating

Surface modification allows cell to absorb more light

Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have achieved the highest efficiency ever in a 9 millimeter-square…

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The magic of Molybdenite: solar cells and light-emitting diodes

By inversing the device, electricity can be produced from light. The principle is the

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High-temperature plasmonics eyed for solar, computer innovation

New plasmonic metamaterials that operate at high temperatures could radically improve solar cell performance and bring a…

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Environmentally Compatible Organic Solar Cells

KIT Coordinates “MatHero” Project Related to Sustainable and Low-cost Production Methods – EC Funds Project with EUR 3.5 Million

Organic solar cells will open up entirely new markets for photovoltaics. These plastic solar cells have several advantag…

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A molecular approach to solar power

Switchable material could harness the power of the sun — even when it’s not shining.

The principle is simple: Some molecules, known as photoswitches, can assume either of two different shapes, as if they h…

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Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells

The project demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can be applied in solar energy by helping more efficiently harvest sunlight.

The project demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can be applied in solar energy by helpi…

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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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