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Now, `cheaper, greener` solar cells that use tin instead of lead

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 10:55

Researchers have developed a new solar cell with good efficiency that uses tin instead of lead perovskite as the harvester of light.

Soon, solar panels as cheap as paint

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 15:28

The cost to manufacture, install and maintain solar panels is so high that most people and businesses cannot afford to place them on their rooftops.

`Nanoantennas hold promise for infrared photovoltaics`

Last Updated: Friday, May 06, 2011, 13:57

In an unexpected discovery that may dramatically improve solar energy panels, scientists have found a new way to generate electricity from infrared light by attaching a metal nanoantenna to the silicon.

New solar cell technology boosts efficiency of photovoltaics

Last Updated: Saturday, April 30, 2011, 17:19

The creation of a 3-D nanocone-based solar cell platform has allowed a team of scientists to boost the light-to-power conversion efficiency of photovoltaics by nearly 80 percent.