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Efficiency of solar panels could be improved without changing them at all

September 2, 2019

There is one easy way to improve the efficiency of solar panels – clean them. Dust and dirt…
Nanowire arrays could improve solar cells

August 9, 2019

Transparent electrodes are a critical component of solar cells and electronic displays. To collect electricity in a solar…
Installing solar panels on agricultural lands maximizes their efficiency, new study shows

August 8, 2019

The most productive places on Earth for solar power are farmlands, according to an Oregon State University study.…
Scientists seek solar clues in a material with split nature

July 7, 2019

Scientists reveal interplay between organic and inorganic components. Scientists and engineers around the world are on the hunt…
How common elements can make a more energy-secure future

July 4, 2019

Thin-film solar panels, the cell phone in your hand and the LED bulb lighting your home are all…
Superior solar silicon

June 25, 2019

Silicon is used in a wide range of electrical applications, including solar power generation. However, silicon does not…
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…
Is it true that firefighters are reluctant to work on houses with solar panels? What are the hazards?

May 31, 2019

More and more houses are going to have solar panels. The technology is getting cheaper, people are becoming…
Another step forward for a promising new battery to store clean energy

May 14, 2019

Researchers have built a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery, a step toward a potential solution for energy…
Solar schools: Stanford research examines overlooked benefits of solar panels on U.S. campuses

May 9, 2019

Sunshine splashing onto school rooftops and campuses across the country is an undertapped resource that could help shrink…
New research to explore peer-to-peer ‘free trade’ in excess energy

May 3, 2019

Households and businesses that generate their own power through micro-renewables, such as solar panels and wind turbines, may…
Researchers measure near-perfect performance in low-cost semiconductors

March 19, 2019

Tiny, easy-to-produce particles, called quantum dots, may soon take the place of more expensive single crystal semiconductors in…
Scientists use machine learning to identify high-performing solar materials

March 5, 2019

With supercomputers, scientists find promising new materials for solar cells. Finding the best light-harvesting chemicals for use in…
Brilliant Glow of Paint-On Semiconductors Comes from Ornate Quantum Physics

January 16, 2019

LED lights and monitors, and quality solar panels were born of a revolution in semiconductors that efficiently convert energy to…
The brief history of solar energy

December 17, 2018

Solar Energy is becoming an alternative energy source as opposed to burning fossil fuels which are why more…
Modernizing the power grid through the innovative solar project

December 3, 2018

The Case School of Engineering and the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University…
Making solar panels that last half a century

November 8, 2018

A team of solar energy researchers from Case Western Reserve University has been awarded $1.35 million from the U.S.…
Physics model acts as an 'EKG' for solar panel health

September 5, 2018

A new algorithm can track the “health” data of solar panels from anywhere in the world, helping to…
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,…
New Solar Panel Design Harvests Electricity from Rain

March 11, 2018

The increasing variety of uses for solar cells often run into several key limitations: in its current state,…
Solar Panels Integrated Into Pedestrian Walkways And Street Furniture

August 18, 2017

Urban areas like roads, pedestrian pathways and street furniture most of the time just sit there doing nothing.…
Self-tinting Windows Blocks Light And Heat

August 8, 2017

Soon we will see windows, that could change their tint or opacity, to keep out unwanted heat or…
Changing How Solar Power Rolls

June 21, 2017

Traditional solar panels used to power satellites can be bulky with heavy panels folded together using mechanical hinges.…
The New Colors Of Solar Energy

June 7, 2017

The technology of solar energy has progressed dramatically in the last few decades, as it operates with increasing…
Window Blinds With Integrated Solar Panels

May 23, 2017

SolarGaps are a window blinds with integrated energy generating solar panels. It saves energy by keeping incoming sunlight…
Solar Car Roof

March 28, 2017

Panasonic has developed a solar photovoltaic car roof for the latest TOYOTA Prius PHEV, upping the wattage from…
Battling corrosion to keep solar panels humming

February 3, 2017

People think of corrosion as rust on cars or oxidation that blackens silver, but it also harms critical…
Spacewalk for Thomas Pesquet

December 17, 2016

Thomas with spacesuits ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will be the 11th European to perform a spacewalk when he…
Mineral increases solar cell efficiency

November 16, 2016

A mineral found in nature may be the key to more efficient solar panels. New research by Lawrence…
Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite hit by space particle

September 1, 2016

ESA engineers have discovered that a solar panel on the Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite was hit by a millimetre-size…
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