Electric cars will only be truly competitive when it doesn't take longer to charge them than it does to fill a gas tank. The storage capacity of batteries is improving exponentially, but the power grid is the weak link: how ...
Jan 20, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
Researchers demonstrate how sunlight generates electrical charge within cutting-edge solar cell film
The details of how charge carriers form within a solar cell and then generate an electric current have remained unclear. A breakthrough by a trio of researchers at the University of Tsukuba (Ibaraki, Japan), as reported in ...
Jan 13, 2016 in Materials Science