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Solar cell material can generate electricity, emit light too

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 19:43

In a major breakthrough, scientists have developed a low-cost solar cell material which can also emit light, in addition to converting light to electricity.

Researchers develop technique to reduce cost of solar power

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 15:01

Researchers here have claimed to have developed a simple and economical way of processing to manufacture graphene-based solar cell.

Flexible and wearable silicon solar-cell fabrics may soon become reality

Last Updated: Saturday, December 08, 2012, 09:38

An international team of chemists, physicists, and engineers has, for the first time, developed a silicon-based optical fiber with solar-cell capabilities that is capable of being scaled up to many meters in length.

Spinach nearly triples efficiency of solar cells

Last Updated: Thursday, September 06, 2012, 12:45

Spinach, which has been made popular for its energy-boosting powers by Popeye the Sailor Man, could be placed into solar panels to create a much greater supply of electricity, researchers say.

Breakthrough to boost solar cell output by 40%

Last Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 11:30

A breakthrough could boost the output of low cost solar cells in rooftop panels by a whopping 40 percent.

Scientists develop ultra-thin solar cells

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 04, 2012, 16:39

Austrian and Japanese researchers today unveiled solar cells thinner than a thread of spider silk that are flexible enough to be wrapped around a single human hair.

Tweaking solar cell can double its efficiency

Last Updated: Sunday, January 22, 2012, 16:15

Doubling the amount of sunlight that a solar cell converts into electricity may be possible just by tweaking its tiny parts.

‘More durable and less expensive’ solar cell

Last Updated: Thursday, September 08, 2011, 19:36

Scientists have developed highly efficient electrolyte system for solar cells that can convert sunlight into electricity and retain it for longer period.

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.

`Artificial leaf` can power households cheaply

Last Updated: Monday, March 28, 2011, 11:54

The leaf mimics photosynthesis process by which green plants convert sunlight and water into energy.

Swiss solar cell inventor wins technology prize

Last Updated: Thursday, June 10, 2010, 09:40

Swiss scientist Michael Graetzel won the 2010 Millennium Technology Prize Thursday for helping to develop cheap solar cells for renewable energy projects.