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.

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

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

New technique could help stacked solar cells handle energy of 70,000 Suns

Researchers have developed a new technique for improvement of the connections between stacked solar cells.

Antifreeze could help pave way for cheaper thin-film solar cells

Researchers at Ohio State University are touting a little antifreeze as a key component to a relatively cheap semiconductor material for use in future solar technologies.

Nanowire solar cells come closer to reality

Scientists have shown that a single nanowire can concentrate the sunlight up to 15 times of the normal sun light intensity.

Nanowires could pave way for more efficient solar cells

Researchers from Lund University say it really is possible to use nanowires to manufacture more efficient and cheaper solar cells.

Windows could soon generate electricity from solar cells

Researchers have developed a new transparent solar cell - an advance toward giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside.

New solar cells could reduce cost of solar energy by 75%

A new solar technology developed by researchers at RTI International could make solar energy more affordable, and thus speed-up its market adoption.

Transparent solar cells to tap windows for energy

A researcher is tapping windows in high-rise buildings to produce energy cheaply and more efficiently with transparent solar cells, a study reveals.

Solar cells more efficient than plants for harvesting sun’s energy

A new study has suggested that as far as harvesting sun’s energy is concerned-solar cells beat plants.