Photon funnel could direct and regulate light into solar cells
Meta-transmitarray offers unprecedented control of light on subwavelength scales
Inkjet-printed graphene electrodes may lead to low-cost, large-area, possibly foldable devices
Hybrid energy harvester generates electricity from vibrations and sunlight
Flexible, semitransparent power source made with novel comb-teeth structure
On a clear day: Noise-induced quantum coherence increases photosynthetic yield
Multijunction solar cell could exceed 50% efficiency goal
Researchers find giant convection cells on the Sun
Team sheds new light on solar water-splitting process
With the help of a new method called "dual-electrode photoelectrochemistry," University of Oregon scientists have provided new insight into how solar water-splitting cells work. An important and overlooked ...
Copper nanowires offer an efficient, inexpensive approach to solar energy harvesting
Copper adorns the Statue of Liberty, makes sturdy, affordable wiring, and helps our bodies absorb iron. Now, researchers at Duke University would like to use copper to transform sunlight and water into a ...
New study could lead to paradigm shift in organic solar cell research
Organic solar cells have long been touted as lightweight, low-cost alternatives to rigid solar panels made of silicon. Dramatic improvements in the efficiency of organic photovoltaics have been made in recent ...
Researchers create a low-cost, long-lasting water splitter made of silicon and nickel
Stanford University scientists have created a silicon-based water splitter that is both low-cost and corrosion-free. The novel device – a silicon semiconductor coated in an ultrathin layer of nickel – ...
Creating simpler, cheaper solar cells
Over the last four years, solar cells made from materials called perovskites have reached efficiencies that other technologies took decades to achieve, but until recently no-one quite knew why.
New paradigm for solar cell construction demonstrated
(Phys.org) —For solar panels, wringing every drop of energy from as many photons as possible is imperative. This goal has sent chemistry, materials science and electronic engineering researchers on a quest ...