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Solar Energy Becomes Biofuel Without Solar Cells

Soon we will be able to replace fossil fuels with a carbon-neutral product created from solar energy, carbon dioxide and water. Researchers...
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Researchers Develop Materials That Can Revolutionize How Light is Harnessed for...

Researchers at Columbia University have developed a way to harness more power from singlet fission to increase the efficiency of solar cells,...
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Greener, Faster and Cheaper Way to Make Patterned Metals for Solar...

Patterning metals for electronics and solar cells can be slow, expensive and involve toxic chemicalsScientists from the Department...
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Mapping the Energetic Landscape of Solar Cells

A new spectroscopic method now makes it possible to measure and visualise the energetic landscape inside solar cells based on organic materials....
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Nanowire Arrays Could Improve Solar Cells

Transparent electrodes are a critical component of solar cells and electronic displays. To collect electricity in a solar cell or inject electricity...
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Ultrathin Solar Cells Reach a Record of Nearly 20% Efficiency

Up to now, the laboratory state-of-the-art 20%-efficient solar cells required at least 1 micrometer-thick layers of semiconductor material (GaAs, CdTe or copper...
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A Silver Lining Lights the Way to Thinner, More Efficient Solar...

Thin-film solar cells based on an absorber layer of Cu(In,Ga)Se2, so-called CIGS, offer low weight, low-light efficiency, flexibility, competitive production costs and,...
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SibFU Scientists Discovered Material That Can Make Solar Cells More Efficient

Palladium diselenide is a promising material whose properties have not yet been fully studied. For example, it was reported that its two-dimensional...
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Treating Solar Cell Materials Reveals Formation of Unexpected Microstructures

Recent advances in solar cell technology use polycrystalline perovskite films as the active layer, with an increase to efficiency of as much...
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‘Deforming’ Solar Cells Could Be Clue to Improved Efficiency

Deformations and defects in structures of photoelectric technologies shown to improve their efficiencyUniversity of Warwick physicists demonstrate that strain gradient can prevent...
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Yellow Is Not the New Black: Discovery Paves Way for New...

A study led by KU Leuven for the first time explains how a promising type of perovskites – man-made crystals that can...
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Danish Researchers Create Worldwide Solar Energy Model

Solar cells are currently the world's most talked-about renewable energy source, and for any future sustainable energy system, it is crucial to...
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Researchers Create Multi-Junction Solar Cells from Off-the-Shelf Components

Multi-junction solar cells are both the most efficient type of solar cell on the market today and the most expensive type of...
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Graphene Leans on Glass to Advance Electronics

Scientists' use of common glass to optimize graphene's electronic properties could improve technologies from flat screens to solar cells
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Novel solar panel material to increase efficiency and reduce costs

Scientists from the EU-funded MESO project have developed a new solar-panel material that is able to drastically reduce manufacturing costs whilst achieving a competitive...
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HKUST Develops Environmentally Friendly Organic Solar Cells with Record Performance

A record-efficient organic solar cell developed by a research team of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) via an environmentally-friendly method,...
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Simplifying Solar Cells with a New Mix of Materials

Berkeley Lab-led Research Team Creates a High-efficiency Device in 7 Steps
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Imec extends collaboration with Total on next generation silicon solar cells

Nanoelectronics research centre imec and global energy company Total, announced today that they have extended their collaboration to significantly increase the energy output of...
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UCLA students compete to win FuturizeX competition

Six UCLA undergraduate students are vying for top honors in the inaugural FuturizeX Student Challenge, a competition sponsored by FuturizeX, a campus-wide initiative launched in partnership...
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New NSF and NBC Learn video series shows off big discoveries...

Learn how researchers use atoms and molecules to build future technology