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Discovery will help green technologies harness solar power

A breakthrough discovery about titanium dioxide will significantly increase the efficiency of future solar devices, according to new research from scientists in University of Bath Department of Chemistry.

Publishing findings in the journal Nature Materials, researchers have uncovered how the popular photocatalyst used in so…

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Stanford scientists break record for thinnest light-absorber

Stanford scientists have built the thinnest, most efficient absorber of visible light on record, a nanosize structure that could lead to less-costly, more efficient, solar cells.

The nanosize structure, thousands of times thinner than an ordinary sheet of paper, could lower the cost and improve the…

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Champion nano-rust for producing solar hydrogen

Water and some nano-structured iron oxide is all it takes to produce bubbles of solar hydrogen. EPFL and Technion scient…

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Swiss Investor is acquiring Nanosolar GmbH

New strategy focuses on production of cSi utility panels for Swiss Investor projects and innovative niche products for residential BIPV

Under the new strategy, Nanosolar GmbH is being re-structured and will focus its operations on two new products; a cSi b…

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New and under the sun

A group of Cambridge students are hoping that their game-changing design of solar car will make them the first British winners of the World Solar Challenge.

A group of Cambridge students are hoping that their game-changing design of solar car will make them the first British w…

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AEG Power Solutions launches compact 880 kVA central solar inverter for utility-scale applications in harsh outdoor environments

The new 880 kVA solar inverter solution supports up to 1300 kWp. Its integrated power stack PV core enables an input DC …

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York scientist shines a light on solar fuels at Royal Society exhibition

A researcher at the University of York is to showcase her work on solar fuels at a public exhibition hosted by The Royal…

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Imaging defects in solar cells

Researchers at LMU have developed a new method for visualizing material defects in thin-film solar cells.

An LMU research team led by Bert Nickel has, for the first time, succeeded in functionally characterizing the active lay…

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Senersun launches a line of Made-in-Germany PV modules

The modules will be manufactured in Germany. Like every other solar panel from the manufacturer, Senersun EU-made panels…

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Solar power heads in a new direction: thinner

Atom-thick photovoltaic sheets could pack hundreds of times more power per weight than conventional solar cells.

Most efforts at improving solar cells have focused on increasing the efficiency of their energy conversion, or on loweri…

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SiC, GaN Are Key to Solar Inverters as Market Grows 7% to $1.4 Billion in 2020

Devices with wide bandgap semiconductors will offer the greater competitive advantage in microinverters and small string inverters, Lux Research says

As devices featuring GaN and SiC hit the market, they’ll offer the biggest competitive advantage in small systems – micr…

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New minimalist and efficient photovoltaic molecules

What is the simplest molecule capable of transforming solar energy into electricity? A team from the Institut des Scienc…

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New solar car from U-Michigan has sleek, asymmetrical design

The World Solar Challenge is an 1,800-mile, week-long endurance contest across the continent of Australia that takes pla…

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Alion Energy Lowers Cost of Solar with Robotic Installation and Cleaning Technology

Robotic Solution Installs Twice as Fast and with Less than Half the Labor

ROVER, Alion Energy’s automated installation vehicle, and SPOT, their robotic cleaning solution, are part of Alion Energ…

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DNA constructs antenna for solar energy

Researchers at Chalmers have found an effective solution for collecting sunlight for artificial photosynthesis. By combi…

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Organic polymers show sunny potential

Rice, Penn State labs lay groundwork for block copolymer solar cells

The photovoltaic devices created in a project led by Rice chemical engineer Rafael Verduzco and Penn State chemical engi…

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Buying Low: The Solar Industry’s Imminent Return to Health and Profitability

After two years of turmoil the solar industry is set to rebound, and surviving stakeholders have a fresh new outlook that’s ripe for investment, says Lux Research.

After two years of turmoil the solar industry is set to rebound, and surviving stakeholders have a fresh new outlook tha…

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Balance is key to making quantum-dot solar cells work

MIT team finds that the ratio of component atoms is vital to performance.

There has been great interest in recent years in using tiny particles called quantum dots to produce low-cost, easily ma…

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Solar’s Great Recovery: Photovoltaics Reach $155 Billion Market in 2018

The solar crisis will become a boon, as record low prices boost demand, more than doubling the market to 61.7 GW – with China emerging as the largest market, Lux Research says.

The solar photovoltaic (PV) market is poised to rise from the ashes of its 2011 crisis to grow to $155 billion in 2018, …

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New Energy Discovery Boosts Performance of See-through Solar Cells, Able to Generate Electricity on Glass Windows

Generating electricity on glass windows is possible when New Energy researchers spray ultra-small, see-through solar cel…

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