Efficiency record for black silicon solar cells jumps to 22.1 percent
The researchers from Finland's Aalto University and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya have obtained the record-breaking efficiency of 22.1% on nanostructured silicon solar cells as certified by Fraunhofer ...
Carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanoparticles enhance photosynthetic activity and stability
A new process has been developed for spontaneously incorporating and assembling carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and oxygen scavenging nanoparticles into chloroplasts, the part of plant cells that conduct photosynthesis ...
Within colors of bees and butterflies, an optical engineer's dream is realized
Evolution has created in bees, butterflies, and beetles something optical engineers have been struggling to achieve for years—precisely organized biophotonic crystals that can be used to improve solar cells, ...
Adding transparency to graphene paper improves supercapacitor capacitance
SolaRoad cycle path electricity yield exceeds expectations
Pen draws flexible circuits using half-meter long carbon nanotube fibers
Cascade solar concentrator greatly reduces solar cell footprint
Solar cells made from polar nanocrystal inks show promising early performance
Nanostructures enhance light trapping for solar fuel generation
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Engineering a better solar cell: Study pinpoints defects in popular perovskites
One of the fastest-growing areas of solar energy research is with materials called perovskites. These promising light harvesters could revolutionize the solar and electronics industries because they show ...
Startup turns old shipping containers into farms
The food tech startup Freight Farms is giving new life to old shipping containers, and at the same time giving impetus to locally grown food.
A solar cell that stores its own power: World's first 'solar battery' runs on light and air
Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both: the world's first solar battery.
New breed of solar cells: Quantum-dot photovoltaics set new record for efficiency in such devices
Solar-cell technology has advanced rapidly, as hundreds of groups around the world pursue more than two dozen approaches using different materials, technologies, and approaches to improve efficiency and reduce ...