Solar cells made more efficient

Scientists have reported progress in photovoltaic research as they have improved a component that will enable solar cells to use more energy of the sun and thus create a higher current.

Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells

 Scientists have created solar cells using widely and cheaply available chemicals found in the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans.

Shrimp shells pave way for cheap solar cells

Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells could soon power your smartphone as researchers have now made solar cells with the use of widely and cheaply available chemicals found in crustacean shells.

Spray-on solar cells could power your tablet

Soon, powering your tablet and other devices could be as simple as wrapping it in plastic rolls!

Australian researchers achieve highest solar power efficiency
Australian researchers achieve highest solar power efficiency

Australian researchers made a major breakthrough when they set a world record for the highest levels of solar power efficiency ever achieved, media reported Monday.

Soon, spray-on solar power
Soon, spray-on solar power

A new research has revealed the invention of new technique that offers spray-on solar power.

Blu-ray discs can boost solar energy supply

Regarded as one of the best ways to store high-definition movies and television shows because of their high-density data storage capacity, Blu-ray discs have also shown to improve the performance of solar cells, says a new research.

New materials to boost performance of solar cells

 Researchers have developed a new class of materials that significantly boost the performance of solar cells.

New plastic to conduct electricity in batteries, solar cells
New plastic to conduct electricity in batteries, solar cells

A new class of electrically conductive plastics may lead to low-cost, transparent solar cells, flexible and lightweight batteries and ultra-thin anti-static coatings for consumer electronics and aircraft, scientists say.

New material allows for ultra-thin solar cells

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

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

Moth eyes inspire more efficient solar cells

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

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

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

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?

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!

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

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 %

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

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.