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 ...
Silicon nanohole solar cells aim to make photovoltaics cost-competitive
Magnesium: Alternative Power Source
New alloys key to efficient energy and lighting
A recent advance by Arizona State University researchers in developing nanowires could lead to more efficient photovoltaic cells for generating energy from sunlight, and to better light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that could replace ...
Nanotube Thermocells Hold Promise For Converting Heat Waste To Energy
(PhysOrg.com) -- A study published in the American Chemical Society's journal Nano Letters reveals that thermocells based on carbon nanotube electrodes might eventually be used for generating electrical energy from heat d ...
Researchers create highly absorbing, flexible solar cells with silicon wire arrays
Using arrays of long, thin silicon wires embedded in a polymer substrate, a team of scientists from the California Institute of Technology has created a new type of flexible solar cell that enhances the absorption ...
Hot Electrons Could Double Solar Cell Power Efficiency
Elusive 'hot' electrons captured in ultra-thin solar cells
Boston College researchers have observed the "hot electron" effect in a solar cell for the first time and successfully harvested the elusive charges using ultra-thin solar cells, opening a potential avenue to improved solar ...
Innovation puts next-generation solar cells on the horizon
In a world first, a Monash University-led international research team has developed an innovative way to boost the output of the next generation of solar cells.
3-D system based on optical fiber could provide new options for photovoltaics
Converting sunlight to electricity might no longer mean large panels of photovoltaic cells atop flat surfaces like roofs.
Sharp Develops Solar Cell with World's Highest Conversion Efficiency of 35.8%
Sharp Corporation has achieved the world's highest solar cell conversion efficiency (for non-concentrator solar cells) of 35.8% using a triple-junction compound solar cell.
Solar Cell Researcher Explores Nanotech Ideas
(PhysOrg.com) -- A UT Dallas researcher envisions a time soon when plastic sheets of solar cells are inexpensively stamped out in factories and then affixed to cell phones, laptops and other power-hungry mobile ...
Discovery of Non-blinking Semiconductor Nanocrystals Advances their Applications
(PhysOrg.com) -- Substantial advances for applications of nanocrystals in the fields requiring a continuous output of photons and high quantum efficiency may soon be realized due to discovery of non-blinking semiconductor ...