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Covering only 1% of the World‘s Cropland with Solar Panels could meet Humanity‘s Energy Needs

August 14, 2019

Sounds too good to be true? Not according to researchers from Oregon State University (OSU), who had conducted…
Greener, faster and cheaper way to make patterned metals for solar cells and electronics

August 14, 2019

An innovative way to pattern metals has been discovered by scientists in the Department of Chemistry at the…
Study finds success in combining two emerging technologies for next-generation solar power

August 14, 2019

Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering have combined two emerging technologies for…
A good first step toward nontoxic solar cells

July 26, 2019

Solar panel installations are on the rise in the U.S., with more than 2 million new installations in…
Experiments show dramatic increase in solar cell output

July 3, 2019

In any conventional silicon-based solar cell, there is an absolute limit on overall efficiency, based partly on the…
Researchers explore use of new materials to create more efficient solar cells

July 1, 2019

A team of Florida State University researchers is pioneering innovative ways for solar cells to absorb and use…
New lab completes teaching in solar cell systems

June 27, 2019

Three groups of students are working hard with hammers and glue to make the best solar panel for…
Tomorrow’s power grid should be intelligent

June 25, 2019

A new Danish-Indian project will enable the power grid to sense and compensate for loss of electricity and…
Discovery sheds light on next-generation solar cell technologies

June 12, 2019

Halide perovskite solar cells hold promise as the next generation of solar cell technologies, but while researchers have…
40 Years Worth of Research Identifies the Key Flaw in Solar Panel Efficiency

June 11, 2019

While solar panels have long been hailed as one of the cornerstone technologies for curbing the march of…
Smallest pixels ever created could light up colour-changing buildings

May 14, 2019

The smallest pixels yet created – a million times smaller than those in smartphones, made by trapping particles…
Solar-powered hydrogen fuels a step closer

May 10, 2019

Researchers have used a graphite coating that makes perovskite solar cells waterproof. A cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable…
Researchers chart path to cheaper flexible solar cells

February 18, 2019

There’s a lot to like about perovskite-based solar cells. They are simple and cheap to produce, offer flexibility…
Advanced drones chasing defective solar cells

December 28, 2018

Better maintenance, detailed knowledge and optimized operation. In short, this is what owners of large solar farms can…
Tandem solar cells must be efficient and sustainable

December 28, 2018

Major research collaboration to break the barrier for how much energy a sustainable tandem solar cell can produce.…
Giving Organic Photovoltaics New Properties

November 14, 2018

Organic solar cells that can be painted or printed on surfaces are increasingly efficient, and now show promise for…
Stretchy solar cells a step closer

November 9, 2018

Organic solar cells that can be painted or printed on surfaces are increasingly efficient, and now show promise for…
Solar Cell Does Double Duty for Renewable Energy

October 30, 2018

Researchers develop an artificial photosynthesis system that generates hydrogen fuel and electricity at the same time. In the…
Machine learning, and how it helps researchers make scientific discoveries much faster

September 11, 2018

Jillian Buriak and her team spent years developing cost-effective plastic solar cells that can be printed like newspapers.…
Boron Nitride Separation Process Could Facilitate Higher Efficiency Solar Cells

September 5, 2018

A team of semiconductor researchers based in France has used a boron nitride separation layer to grow indium…
And then there was (more) light: Researchers boost performance quality of perovskites

August 6, 2018

Solar cells are devices that absorb photons from sunlight and convert their energy to move electrons — enabling…
Flexible solar cells: Will they someday power your devices?

June 22, 2018

Will you ever be able to charge your mobile device, car and even clothing with flexible solar cells?…
Capturing light in a waveguide array

June 13, 2018

Cheaper and more efficient photonic devices, such as lasers, optical fibers, and other light sources, may be possible…
Light ‘relaxes’ crystal to boost solar cell efficiency

April 11, 2018

Some materials are like people. Let them relax in the sun for a little while and they perform…
Australian scientists developed an online tool to assess building’s potential for solar panels

April 9, 2018

The world is rushing towards renewable energy. More and more houses get solar panels on their roofs. However,…
Potassium gives perovskite-based solar cells an efficiency boost

March 22, 2018

A simple potassium solution could boost the efficiency of next-generation solar cells, by enabling them to convert more…
Chemists use abundant, low-cost and non-toxic elements to synthesize semiconductors

March 16, 2018

One of the problems for Javier Vela and the chemists in his Iowa State University research group was that a…
Materials ‘sandwich’ breaks barrier for solar cell efficiency

March 15, 2018

Solar cells have great potential as a source of clean electrical energy, but so far they have not…
Spinach protein and blackberry dye give juice to biohybrid solar cells

February 28, 2018

Berries really do pack extra punch – increasing the voltage of spinach-derived biohybrid solar cells developed by Vanderbilt…
Researchers discover new lead-free perovskite material for solar cells

February 14, 2018

A class of materials called perovskites has emerged as a promising alternative to silicon for making inexpensive and…
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