solar cells

These new 'smart' solar sunglasses can generate solar power

These new 'smart' solar sunglasses can generate solar power

Researchers said that the invention can pave the way for other future applications such as the integration of organic solar cells into windows or overhead glazing.

Aug 03, 2017, 16:04 PM IST
Newly-designed solar cell may be most efficient in the world, claim scientists

Newly-designed solar cell may be most efficient in the world, claim scientists

The prototype integrates multiple cells stacked into a single device capable of capturing nearly all of the energy in the solar spectrum, researchers said.

Jul 13, 2017, 13:26 PM IST

Solar-powered smart windows could help you save energy costs

The new self-powered version promises to be inexpensive and easy to apply to existing windows, the researchers said. 

Jul 03, 2017, 11:30 AM IST
Jamun used to create low-cost solar cells by Indian scientists

Jamun used to create low-cost solar cells by Indian scientists

Researchers used naturally occurring pigment found in jamun as an inexpensive photosensitiser for Dye Sensitised Solar Cells (DSSCs) or Gratzel cells.

Apr 30, 2017, 22:37 PM IST

Jamun used to make low-cost solar cells

Researchers used naturally occurring pigment found in jamun as an inexpensive photosensitiser for Dye Sensitised Solar Cells (DSSCs) or Gratzel cells.

Apr 26, 2017, 14:08 PM IST
Solar cells that work in all weather conditions – Chinese scientists explore possibility

Solar cells that work in all weather conditions – Chinese scientists explore possibility

The work of Tang and Yang was recently published in an academic journal published by the American Chemistry Society, ACS Nano, and the publication Nano Energy.

Apr 02, 2017, 23:52 PM IST

New ultrathin film for bendable displays, electronic skins

Washington: Scientists have developed a transparent, ultrathin film that is highly conductive and stretchable, a major advance that may lead to roll-up touchscreen displays, wearable electronics, flexible solar cells and electronic skin.

Jun 13, 2016, 12:29 PM IST

DNA: Today in history, April 25, 2016

The day as it was in history. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

Apr 26, 2016, 00:06 AM IST
BHEL bags Rs 282 crore order from NTPC for 50MW solar plant in MP

BHEL bags Rs 282 crore order from NTPC for 50MW solar plant in MP

State-run power equipment maker BHEL has bagged a Rs 282 crore order for setting up a 50 MW solar project on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis through competitive bidding from NTPC Ltd.

Apr 14, 2016, 14:57 PM IST
Graphene may help generate power from rain

Graphene may help generate power from rain

Solar cells could generate electricity even during rains by making use of the 'wonder material' graphene, scientists say.

Apr 10, 2016, 16:54 PM IST
Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency

Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency

The study involved shining a laser on to one part of a 500 nanometre-thick sample of lead-iodide perovskite.

Mar 28, 2016, 17:12 PM IST
Coming, cheaper solar cells with greater efficiency

Coming, cheaper solar cells with greater efficiency

Scientists have developed a solar-panel material that can pave the way for cheaper solar cells while achieving competitive power-conversion efficiency of 20.2 percent.

Jan 19, 2016, 14:45 PM IST
New tech can make solar cells less `shiny`, more efficient

New tech can make solar cells less `shiny`, more efficient

Using nanotechnology, researchers have developed a novel way to make the upper metal contact nearly invisible to incoming light.

Nov 30, 2015, 08:37 AM IST
New technology enables solar cells to absorb more light

New technology enables solar cells to absorb more light

A team of scientists at Stanford University, that includes an Indian origin researcher, has discovered how to make the shiny upper metal contact 'invisible' to light, thereby funnelling light directly into the cell.

Nov 27, 2015, 14:34 PM IST

New 3D nano-material can enhance battery storage

 An international team of scientists has developed what may be the first one-step process for making seamless carbon-based nanomaterials that possess superior thermal, electrical and mechanical properties in three dimensions.

Sep 05, 2015, 16:33 PM IST
Cochin airport becomes world's first to run fully on solar power

Cochin airport becomes world's first to run fully on solar power

In a major step towards cleaner energy, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has become the first airport in the world that will operate fully on solar power.

Aug 20, 2015, 09:13 AM IST
Now, solar cells made of animal blood to tap energy

Now, solar cells made of animal blood to tap energy

In a move to optimise the cost of solar power, researchers of the premier S N Bose Institute of Basic Sciences have come up with an idea to lessen over-dependence on silicon for creation of solar panels.

Aug 05, 2015, 14:25 PM IST
Soon cheaper, efficient metal-based solar cells maybe available

Soon cheaper, efficient metal-based solar cells maybe available

In a breakthrough discovery, scientists have revealed a new method which could lead to cheap, efficient metal-based solar cells.

Jul 27, 2015, 12:11 PM IST

New design to boost ability of low cost solar panels

A new design can make low cost solar panels more efficient by enhancing their ability to collect the sun`s energy and release it as electricity, shows research.

Jul 13, 2015, 16:17 PM IST

Dutch students develop solar-powered family car

 Dutch students have developed a family car powered by the sun which generates more energy than it uses while reaching speeds of up to 125 kilometres per hour and the vehicle can clock over 1,000 km on a full charge.

Jul 05, 2015, 23:48 PM IST