Researchers hit new world efficiency record with perovskite solar cells
18 hours ago
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST finds key to produce a new cost-efficient way to produce inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs) which sets a new world-record efficiency performance of 22.1 % in small ...
Smart toys without the batteries
Jul 19, 2017
The greatest challenge in entertaining young children is keeping their toys powered up. Now, one group reports in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering that they are one step closer to battery-free interactive ...
AFRL researchers explore automation, additive technologies for cost efficient solar power
Jul 19, 2017
Inspired by newspaper printing, and taking cues from additive manufacturing technology, researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory are exploring new ways to make solar cells more cost efficient—increasing application ...
Plasmon-powered devices for medicine, security, solar cells
Jul 17, 2017
A Rice University professor's method to "upconvert" light could make solar cells more efficient and disease-targeting nanoparticles more effective.
Self-fueling boat sets off from Paris on 6-year world trip
Jul 15, 2017
A boat that fuels itself is setting off around the world from Paris on a six-year journey that its designers hope will serves as a model for emissions-free energy networks of the future.
Researchers explain mechanism behind process that can increase efficiency of organic solar cells
Jul 12, 2017
In view of climate change and the needs of the energy reform, it has become particularly important to significantly increase the efficiency of organic solar cells. In a process known as 'singlet fission', one photon simultaneously ...
Scientists see molecules 'breathe' in remarkable detail
Jul 12, 2017
In a milestone for studying a class of chemical reactions relevant to novel solar cells and memory storage devices, an international team of researchers working at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory ...
Meniscus-assisted technique produces high efficiency perovskite PV films
Jul 07, 2017
A new low-temperature solution printing technique allows fabrication of high-efficiency perovskite solar cells with large crystals intended to minimize current-robbing grain boundaries. The meniscus-assisted solution printing ...
Solar cell design using diverse plant pigments
Jul 04, 2017
A member of the Faculty of Biology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, in cooperation with colleagues, has optimized and characterized TiO₂-based solar cell design using diverse plant pigments. The study involved ...
Printed solar cells thinner than your hair could power your phone
Jun 27, 2017
Extremely thin printable solar panels could power your phone and are amongst a range of new ways nanotechnology is opening the door to a clean energy and waste-free future.