News tagged with solar photovoltaic panels

First all-carbon solar cell

(Phys.org)—Stanford University scientists have built the first solar cell made entirely of carbon, a promising alternative to the expensive materials used in photovoltaic devices today.

Oct 31, 2012 3.4 / 5 (14) 13 | with audio podcast

New solar concentrator design (w/ Video)

A new solar concentrator design from an electrical engineering Ph.D. student at the University of California, San Diego could lead to solar concentrators that are less expensive and require fewer photovoltaic ...

Apr 22, 2010 4.1 / 5 (16) 8 | with audio podcast

Solar Home Built by Students

(PhysOrg.com) -- Students from the Boston Architectural College (BAC) and Tufts University have submitted a completely solar-powered home, the Curio House, as New England's entry into the Solar Decathlon competition. ...

Sep 22, 2009 3.9 / 5 (13) 7 weblog

Low-priced plastic photovoltaics

Photovoltaic devices, which tap the power of the sun and convert it to electricity, offer a green—and potentially unlimited—alternative to fossil fuel use. So why haven't solar technologies been more ...

Oct 22, 2013 4.5 / 5 (11) 2 | with audio podcast