News tagged with photovoltaic solar cells

Photovoltaics from any semiconductor

A technology that would enable low-cost, high efficiency solar cells to be made from virtually any semiconductor material has been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National ...

dateJul 26, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Anti-aging elixir for solar cells

Photovoltaic modules deliver power without risks to the environment and climate. But solar-power is expensive. Therefore, it is imperative that the modules last as long as possible, 25 years or more. Fraunhofer researchers ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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All-carbon solar cell harnesses infrared light

About 40 percent of the solar energy reaching Earth’s surface lies in the near-infrared region of the spectrum — energy that conventional silicon-based solar cells are unable to harness. But a new kind of all-carbon ...

dateJun 21, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Thermally stable solar cell materials

(Phys.org) -- 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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