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Slow 'hot electrons' could improve solar cell efficiency

Then new perovskite materials could be designed with even slower hot electrons. These tin-based perovskites could be a g…

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UT BOOSTS EFFICIENCY OF SOLAR FUELS USING MICROWIRES

Using only earth-abundant materials, they developed the most efficient conversion method to date. The trick was to decou…

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Glass microparticles enhance solar cells efficiency

Scientists from ITMO University suggested a new solar cell coating that combines features of an electrode and those of a…

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Harnessing the power of algae: new, greener fuel cells move step closer to reality

In a new technique described in the journal Nature Energy, researchers from the departments of Biochemistry, Chemistry a…

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Windows of opportunity: Solar cell with improved transparency

Researchers at the University of Tokyo invent semi-transparent solar cell for efficient power generation

The researchers added another layer to their cell - nano-sized cubes of silver. Like perovskites, the use of silver nano…

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UVA DISCOVERY COULD BRING BETTER EFFICIENCY TO A NEW CLASS OF SOLAR CELLS

HOIPs are exceptionally lightweight and flexible, inexpensive and nearly as efficient as traditional silicon-based cells…

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Record high photoconductivity for new metal-organic framework material

The scientists hope that their new discovery could lead to MOFs being used to make photoactive materials such as solar c…

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Paving the Way for a Non-Electric Battery to Store Solar Energy

UMass Amherst scientists say a polymer chain organized like a string of Christmas lights assists energy storage

A group of materials chemists at UMass Amherst report that they have solved one of the major hurdles to making a new typ…

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New technique allows rapid screening for new types of solar cells

Approach could bypass the time-consuming steps currently needed to test new photovoltaic materials.

The system involves making a simple test device, then measuring its current output under different levels of illuminatio…

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Glass with switchable opacity could improve solar cells and LEDs

Nanoscale 'grass' structures also enable smart glass that switches from hazy to clear in presence of water

This is the first time that glass has been made with such high levels of haze and light transmittance at the same time, …

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Solar power advances possible with new ‘double-glazing’ device

New ‘double-glazed’ solar power device opens up fresh opportunities to develop more advanced photovoltaics – invented by University of Warwick researchers

Totally new way of collecting solar energy – using gas rather than vacuum to collect electricity - inspired by early 20t…

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NREL Develops Switchable Solar Window

Demonstration device dynamically responds to sunlight by transforming from transparent to tinted while converting sunlight into electricity

Relying on such advanced materials as perovskites and single-walled carbon nanotubes, the new technology responds to hea…

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Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality, thanks to UCLA invention

2-in-1 device also uses supercapacitor to store energy that could power computers and smartphones

UCLA researchers have designed a device that can use solar energy to inexpensively and efficiently create and store ener…

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Butterfly Wing Inspires Photovoltaics: Light Absorption Can Be Enhanced by Up to 200 Percent

Prior to transferring the nanostructures to solar cells, the researchers determined the diameter and arrangement of the …

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Researchers from TUT develop game-changing solar technology

The ASPIRE project is based on a novel fabrication method for scalable solar cells. The method enables an integrated app…

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Mechanochemistry paves the way to higher quality perovskite photovoltaics

The unexpected improvement of the photovoltaic performance was observed when perovskites produced by mechanochemistry we…

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Wallpaper bio-solar panel developed by researchers

A two-in-one solar bio-battery and solar panel has been created by researchers who printed living cyanobacteria and circ…

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Enhancing Solar Power With ‘Jewels of the Sea’

These small creatures could prove to be particularly valuable for the design of solar technologies known as organic phot…

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UNIST researchers develop highly stable perovskite solar cells

The newly-developed perovskite solar cell device was fabricated using solution processes, a process that involves the co…

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Transparent solar technology represents 'wave of the future'

See-through solar materials that can be applied to windows represent a massive source of untapped energy and could harve…

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