3-D nanocone solar cell technology cranks up efficiency
(PhysOrg.com) -- With the creation of a 3-D nanocone-based solar cell platform, a team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jun Xu has boosted the light-to-power conversion efficiency of photovoltaics by ...
Solar power goes viral: Modified virus improves solar-cell efficiency by one-third
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at MIT have found a way to make significant improvements to the power-conversion efficiency of solar cells by enlisting the services of tiny viruses to perform detailed assembly ...
Solar cells can be made thinner and lighter with the help of aluminum particles
Solar cells are a key technology in the drive toward cleaner energy production. Unfortunately, solar technology is not yet economically competitive and the cost of solar cells needs to be brought down. One ...
Solar panels track the sun for more efficiency
Photovoltaic modules equipped with a moveable mounting and a new control system from Siemens are able to precisely follow the course of the sun. Thanks to a new algorithm based on astronomical data, the solar ...
Researchers improve efficiency of low-cost solar cells
Scientists generate two energetic electronic states from one photon
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Colorado, Boulder (UCB), have reported the first designed molecular system ...
Hydrogen powered car leaves Bristol for Arkansas
Professor Cliff Ricketts preferred the fuel efficiency of a 1994 Toyota Tercel when compared to other used cars. That's why he gutted its gas tank and fuel lines in favor of water tanks and solar cells.
Discovery paves way for development of efficient, inexpensive plastic solar cells
Physicists at Rutgers University have discovered new properties in a material that could result in efficient and inexpensive plastic solar cells for pollution-free electricity production.
Imec reports large-area silicon solar cells with high efficiency
At the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (Valencia, Spain), Imec presents several large-area silicon solar cells with a conversion efficiency above 19%.
Study predicts nanoscience will greatly increase efficiency of next-generation solar cells
Sanyo announces world's most efficient solar module
'Nanocoax' solves solar cell 'thick and thin' dilemma
A nano-scale solar cell inspired by the coaxial cable offers greater efficiency than any previously designed nanotech thin film solar cell by resolving the "thick and thin" challenge inherent to capturing ...