Through a $900,000 grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), the George Washington University has joined a partnership to develop novel solar cells and create what has the potential to be the world's ...
'Roses are red and violets are blue' – so says the old poem.
Engineers discover light can stamp out defects in semiconductors for better solar panels and LED bulbs
University of Utah materials science and engineering associate professor Mike Scarpulla wants to shed light on semiconductors—literally.
Researchers have taken the next step in the evolution of bacteria-powered energy.
Whether fair weather or foul, sustainable energy supply must be independent of natural fluctuations of renewable energy sources, such as sunshine. The coupling of "green" energy sources with reliable energy storage systems ...
EPFL scientists have developed a solar-panel material that can cut down on photovoltaic costs while achieving competitive power-conversion efficiency of 20.2%.
A new diagnostic imaging technique developed by a University of Maryland -led team of researchers promises to boost efficiencies of solar cells by making it possible to find and correct previously undetected ways that solar ...
Scientists at Brunel University London have designed a new hybrid roofing system which could halve energy bills in new homes.
Solar cells capture up to 40 percent more energy when they can track the sun across the sky, but conventional, motorized trackers are too heavy and bulky for pitched rooftops and vehicle surfaces.