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New material allows for ultra-thin solar cells

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 14:36

Researchers have created a new material that may allow for extremely thin, semi-transparent and flexible solar cells.

Self-cooling solar cells to last longer

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 13:44

What if a solar cell could keep itself cool even in the blistering heat of the sun?

Moth eyes inspire more efficient solar cells

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 18:26

Inspired by how moths use their eyes to see in the dark, scientists have created a new solar cell with drastically increased light collecting efficiency.

Study reveals tofu ingredient could revolutionize solar panel production

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 22:05

A new study has found that chemical used to make tofu and bath salts could also replace a highly toxic and expensive substance used to make solar cells.

Efficient solar cells are a step closer

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 22:21

The more light a solar panel`s active elements absorb, the more power it produces. So, researchers have now replaced a two-step process for producing black silicon - highly efficient materials that reflect almost no light - with one.

Indian-American named White House`s Solar Champions of Change

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 10:45

An Indian-American professor was today named by the White House as the `Solar Champions of Change` in recognition of his immense contribution towards developing alternate source of energy and promoting solar deployment in residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

New 2-D material better than graphene?

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 17:15

Scientists have found a two-dimensional, self-assembling material whose properties are very similar to graphene, but with some distinct advantages, and it may be used to produce solar cells or transistors.

Wonder solar cells to produce cheap laser too!

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 12:36

In a revolutionary find, British researchers have discovered that a new type of solar cells excel not just at absorbing light but also at emitting it.

New insights into light harvesting boost for solar future

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 16:39

A new promising approach in understanding the basic mechanisms of light harvesting could help improve the design and efficiency of devices like solar cells in the future.

New breakthrough to boost solar cells` efficiency by more than 30 %

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 18:27

Researchers have found an easy way to modify the molecular structure of a polymer commonly used in solar cells, which could lead to more than 30 percent increase in solar cell efficiency.

How to harvest double the amount of current from solar cells

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 16:50

Researchers are trying to improve efficiency is to split energy available from visible photons into two, which leads to a doubling of the current in the solar cell.

New tech lets solar cells withstand power of 70,000 suns

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 20:55

In a breakthrough, scientists have created an array of solar cells that can withstand the blazing glare of 70,000 suns.