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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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UNIST Researchers Develop Wearable Solar Thermoelectric Generator

Their findings, published in the September issue of the prestigious journal Nano Energy

In this study, Professor Choi and his team designed a noble wearable solar thermoelectric generator by integrating flexi…

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New records for the solar cell of tomorrow

A team of researchers from CSEM, NREL and EPFL generate 32.8% and 35.9% record efficiencies with silicon-based multi-junction solar cells.

By working together again, the scientists team from CSEM, a Swiss research and technology center, EPFL, and NREL, have b…

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Defects in next-generation solar cells can be healed with light

In the new study, the team made a perovskite-based device, printed using techniques compatible with scalable roll-to-rol…

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Australian Blockchain-Platform Launch Cryptocurrency Sale To Change the Face of Energy Trading

Power Ledger’s Token Generation Event Will Drive Global Reach of Blockchain-Enabled Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading Platform

Power Ledger’s blockchain-enabled platform creates peer-to-peer renewable energy marketplaces. Participating in such a m…

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Insect eyes inspire new solar cell design by Stanford researchers

A new solar cell inspired by the compound eyes of insects could help scientists overcome a major roadblock to the development of solar panels based on a promising material called perovskite.

Packing tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect, could pave the way to a new gener…

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