Study predicts nanoscience will greatly increase efficiency of next-generation solar cells
Silicon nanohole solar cells aim to make photovoltaics cost-competitive
New method to make gallium arsenide solar cells
New atomic layer-by-layer InGaN technology offers breakthrough for solar cell efficiency
Did you know that crystals form the basis for the penetrating icy blue glare of car headlights and could be fundamental to the future in solar energy technology?
Solar panels as inexpensive as paint? It's possible due to new research
(Phys.org) —Most Americans want the U.S. to place more emphasis on developing solar power, recent polls suggest. A major impediment, however, is the cost to manufacture, install and maintain solar panels. ...
New Path To Solar Energy Via Solid-State Photovoltaics
(PhysOrg.com) -- Berkeley Lab researchers have found a new mechanism by which the photovoltaic effect can take place in semiconductor thin-films. This new path to energy production brightens the future for ...
Quantum dots with built-in charge boost solar cell efficiency by 50%
European space company wants solar power plant in space
Cheap, abundant cathode material found for producing hydrogen fuel (w/ video)
Nanopillars Promise Cheap, Efficient, Flexible Solar Cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley have demonstrated a way to fabricate efficient solar cells ...
Hybrid energy harvester generates electricity from vibrations and sunlight
Team creates a low cost thin film photovoltaic device with high energy efficiency
A group of researchers led by Hendrik Bolink of the Institut de Ciència Molecular (ICMol) of the Scientific Park of the University of Valencia has developed a thin film low cost photovoltaic device with ...
Future looks bright for carbon nanotube solar cells
(Phys.org) —In an approach that could challenge silicon as the predominant photovoltaic cell material, University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have developed an inexpensive solar cell that exploits ...
Drinking water from air humidity
Cracks permeate the dried-out desert ground, the landscape bears testimony to the lack of water. But even here, where there are no lakes, rivers or groundwater, considerable quantities of water are stored ...