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2009-12-01 13:21:21

In a world first, a Monash University-led international research team has developed an innovative way to boost the output of the next generation of solar cells. Scientists at Monash University, in collaboration with colleagues from the universities of Wollongong and Ulm in Germany, have produced tandem dye-sensitized solar cells with a three-fold increase in energy conversion efficiency compared with previously reported tandem dye-sensitised solar cells. Lead researcher Dr Udo Bach, from...

2009-04-09 07:19:36

Engineers at Oregon State University have discovered a way to use an ancient life form to create one of the newest technologies for solar energy, in systems that may be surprisingly simple to build compared to existing silicon-based solar cells.The secret: diatoms.These tiny, single-celled marine life forms have existed for at least 100 million years and are the basis for much of the life in the oceans, but they also have rigid shells that can be used to create order in a natural way at the...

2009-03-09 12:14:00

GLEN ALLEN, Va., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoMarkets, a leading industry analyst firm based here, today announced the release of its newest report, "Organic Photovoltaic Materials Markets: 2009 - 2016". The report projects that sales of materials for both "pure" organic solar cells (OPV) and hybrid organic/inorganic dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC), are expected to reach almost $600 million ($US) by 2016. The report goes on to note that the willingness of materials firms to meet the small...

2009-03-04 12:59:56

U.S. scientists say they have developed a titanium nanostructure that provides an expanded surface area and greater efficiency in the transport of electrons. Boston College researchers said their achievement will help in developing solar panels thick enough to absorb sunlight, yet thin enough to collect and transport electrons with minimal energy loss. Assistant Professor Dunwei Wang and his team said they found incorporating two titanium-based semiconductors into a nanoscale structure...

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2009-03-03 10:27:38

Complimentary semiconductors enhance 'water-splitting' technique Overcoming a critical conductivity challenge to clean energy technologies, Boston College researchers have developed a titanium nanostructure that provides an expanded surface area and demonstrates significantly greater efficiency in the transport of electrons. The challenge has vexed researchers pursuing solar panels thick enough to absorb sunlight, yet thin enough to collect and transport electrons with minimal energy loss....

2008-12-08 14:35:00

GLEN ALLEN, Va., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoMarkets, a leading industry analyst firm based here, today announced a new addition to its lineup of solar industry research reports. The new report, "Organic Photovoltaics Materials Markets: 2009-2016" will be released in late January. Details about the report including a table of contents and preview are available at www.nanomarkets.net. About the Report: The major goal of this report is to analyze and quantify the markets for OPV materials of...

2008-10-07 12:00:46

Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in development and commercialization of Power Plastic(R), a material that converts light to energy, today announced the company has opened the largest roll-to-roll flexible thin film solar manufacturing facility in the world, preparing for the commercialization and mass production of its patent-protected thin film solar material, Power Plastic. Located in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the 250,000 square foot building was previously the location for...

2008-09-28 08:20:00

By Shelley, Suzanne NANOTECHNOLOGY A greener, less-expensive method to produce hydrogen fuel may eventually be possible using water with the help of solar energy and nanotube diodes that use the entire spectrum of the sun's energy, according to Penn State scientists. "Other researchers have developed ways to produce hydrogen with mind-boggling efficiency, but their approaches have very high costs," says Craig A. Grimes, professor of electrical engineering. "We are working toward something...

2008-09-11 12:00:38

ERG Renew and Permasteelisa have announced that they will enter into the next-generation photovoltaic panels sector through their participation in a technological research and development project for the production of non-silicon based solar panels. The objective is to develop over the next four years so-called organic photovoltaic cells and to start-up an industrial production line of DSSC (Dye Sensitized Solar Cells) panels. This technology utilizes light-sensitive organic pigments and...

2008-08-04 18:00:54

Cristal Global (Cristal) announced today that it will raise titanium dioxide (TiO2) product prices, beginning September 1st, to offset "dramatic" raw material, energy and feedstock cost escalation. Prior announcements have described the need for price advances due to unprecedented cost increases of raw materials, freight, sulfur, natural gas, and energy, combined with the strength of the Real. As a consequence, Cristal Global will increase the prices of all Tiona(R) pigments sold in...


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