Environmentally friendly production method for transparent conductive films
Transparent conductive films are now an integral part of our everyday lives. Whether in smartphones, tablets, laptops, flat screens or (on a larger scale) in solar cells. Yet they are expensive and complex ...
Antarctic prime spot for Tuesday's solar eclipse
Earthlings get their first solar eclipse of the year Tuesday. But you have to be well south of the equator to see it.
Multilayer, microscale solar cells enable ultrahigh efficiency power generation
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign use a printing process to assemble tiny cells into multilayer stacks for extraordinary levels of photovoltaic conversion efficiency.
Perovskite power lights up solar energy market
(Phys.org) —New research from scientists at the University will help in the development of perovskite solar cells that have the potential to radically revolutionise the solar energy market.
Partial solar eclipse at sunset around Australia
There will be a partial solar eclipse visible around sunset in Australia Tuesday 29 April. As much as two-thirds of the Sun will be blocked by the Moon dependent on location as northern parts of Australia ...
Seven samples from the solar system's birth
At this year's Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), scientists reported that, after eight painstaking years of work, they have retrieved seven particles of interstellar dust from NASA's Stardust ...
Copper nanowires could become basis for new solar cells
(Phys.org) —By looking at a piece of material in cross section, Washington University in St. Louis engineer Parag Banerjee, PhD, and his team discovered how copper sprouts grass-like nanowires that could ...
Star is discovered to be a close neighbor of the Sun and the coldest of its kind
(Phys.org) —A "brown dwarf" star that appears to be the coldest of its kind—as frosty as Earth's North Pole—has been discovered by a Penn State University astronomer using NASA's Wide-field Infrared ...
Molybdenite diodes that can emit light or absorb it to produce electricity
After using it to develop a computer chip, flash memory device and photographic sensor, EPFL scientists have once again tapped into the electronic potential of molybdenite (MoS2) by creating diodes that can e ...
Solar-powered two-seat Sunseeker airplane has progress report
Morocco wind farm, Africa's biggest, starts generating power
Africa's largest wind farm, at Tarfaya in southwestern Morocco, has started generating electricity and will be capable of meeting the electricity needs of several hundred thousand people, officials say.
US urged to drop India WTO case on solar
Environmentalists Wednesday urged the United States to drop plans to haul India to the WTO to open its solar market, saying the action would hurt the fight against climate change.
Atomic switcheroo explains origins of thin-film solar cell mystery
Treating cadmium-telluride (CdTe) solar cell materials with cadmium-chloride improves their efficiency, but researchers have not fully understood why. Now, an atomic-scale examination of the thin-film solar ...
How many moons does Venus have?
There are dozens upon dozens of moons in the Solar System, ranging from airless worlds like Earth's Moon to those with an atmosphere (most notably, Saturn's Titan). Jupiter and Saturn have many moons each, ...