News tagged with photovoltaic device

Low-priced plastic photovoltaics

Photovoltaic devices, which tap the power of the sun and convert it to electricity, offer a green—and potentially unlimited—alternative to fossil fuel use. So why haven't solar technologies been more widely adopted?

dateOct 22, 2013 in General Physics
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Thermally stable solar cell materials

( -- European researchers have developed a simple thermodynamic method to predict whether a substance can resist the high temperatures normally involved in the production of thin films for photovoltaic devices. The ...

dateMay 04, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Boosting heat transfer with nanoglue

(—A team of interdisciplinary researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new method for significantly increasing the heat transfer rate across two different materials. Results of the team's ...

dateDec 04, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Solar-grade silicon at low cost

( -- A new process developed by scientists at the University of Cambridge has the potential to drive down the cost of manufacturing solar-grade silicon and could increase the use of photovoltaic devices for capturing ...

dateApr 19, 2012 in Engineering
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