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2014-02-27 18:16:14

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a “superabsorbing” design that may significantly improve the light absorption efficiency of thin film solar cells and drive down manufacturing costs. The superabsorbing design could decrease the thickness of the semiconductor materials used in thin film solar cells by more than one order of magnitude without compromising the capability of solar light absorption. “State-of-the-art thin film solar cells require an...

2013-02-12 15:18:26

Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology show that a recently discovered class of materials can be used to create a new kind of solar cell. Single atomic layers are combined to create novel materials with completely new properties. Layered oxide heterostructures are a new class of materials, which has attracted a great deal of attention among materials scientists in the last few years. A research team at the Vienna University of Technology, together with colleagues from the USA...

Peel And Stick Solar Panels Unveiled At Stanford
2012-12-21 10:30:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Solar cells provide emissions-free power at a relatively low cost, but for all their benefits, the cells still have one major drawback — they are stiff, bulky and therefore limited in their application. According to a paper in the latest edition of Scientific Reports, however, Stanford engineers have just discovered a potentially revolutionary solution to this predicament — peel-and-stick solar cells. Until now,...

Big Boost To Solar Power Given By Tiny Structure
2012-12-07 16:29:15

Princeton University, Engineering School Princeton researchers have found a simple and economic way to nearly triple the efficiency of organic solar cells, the cheap and flexible plastic devices that many scientists believe could be the future of solar power. The researchers, led by electrical engineer Stephen Chou, were able to increase the efficiency 175 percent by using a nanostructured "sandwich" of metal and plastic that collects and traps light. Chou said the technology also...


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