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2014-02-28 08:21:31

Marks Highest Efficiency for a Back Contact Silicon Solar Cell CHANGZHOU, China, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited ("TSL" or "Trina Solar"), a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services, announced today that researchers from Trina Solar and the Australian National University ("ANU") have jointly developed a new high-efficiency solar cell. The laboratory scale Interdigitated Back Contact ("IBC") cell was developed at the Australian National...

Nanotubes Solar Cells Heat And Light
2014-01-20 10:33:27

[ Watch the Video: Tapping The Sun's Energy In New Ways ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Like a beautiful piece of music being played on an out-of-tune instrument, conventional photovoltaic material (PV) used to capture solar energy is slightly out of tune with natural sunlight. A new system being developed by researchers at MIT looks to correct this dissonance by using sunlight to heat a high-temperature material that then radiates an optimal wavelength of...

Study Could Lead To Paradigm Shift In Organic Solar Cell Research
2013-11-20 09:56:25

Stanford University Organic solar cells have long been touted as lightweight, low-cost alternatives to rigid solar panels made of silicon. Dramatic improvements in the efficiency of organic photovoltaics have been made in recent years, yet the fundamental question of how these devices convert sunlight into electricity is still hotly debated. Now a Stanford University research team is weighing in on the controversy. Their findings, published in the Nov. 17 issue of the journal Nature...

2013-08-08 14:44:24

Organic solar cells, a new class of solar cell that mimics the natural process of plant photosynthesis, could revolutionize renewable energy - but currently lack the efficiency to compete with the more costly commercial silicon cells. Currently, organic solar cells can achieve as much as 12 per cent efficiency in turning light into electricity, compared with 20 to 25 per cent for silicon-based cells. Now, researchers have discovered that manipulating the 'spin' of electrons in these...

2013-08-08 14:05:03

Organic solar cells that convert light to electricity using carbon-based molecules have shown promise as a versatile energy source but have not been able to match the efficiency of their silicon-based counterparts. Now, researchers have discovered a synthetic, high-performance polymer that behaves differently from other tested materials and could make inexpensive, highly efficient organic solar panels a reality. The polymer, created at the University of Washington and tested at the...

Researchers Develop Thinner And More Powerful Solar Panels
2013-06-26 15:52:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online MIT researchers have developed a new approach for solar power that could push the technology to new heights. The researchers are aiming to produce the thinnest and most lightweight solar panels possible. They said this new approach "pushes towards the ultimate power conversion possible from a material” for solar power. Jeffrey Grossman, the Carl Richard Soderberg Associate Professor of Power Engineering at MIT, and colleagues...

2013-06-15 04:20:05

Sets New Record with Concentrator Triple-Junction Compound Solar Cell Osaka, June 14, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Sharp Corporation has achieved the world's highest solar cell conversion efficiency(2) of 44.4%(1), using a concentrator triple-junction compound solar cell. These solar cells are used in a lens-based concentrator system that focuses sunlight on the cells to generate electricity.This latest Sharp breakthrough came about through research and development...

2013-05-06 23:16:34

A recently added market report by Transparency Market Research on “Organic Solar Cells Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, And Forecast, 2012 - 2018” is now available for pre-order. To browse the report, visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/organic-solar-cells.html Albany, New York (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 A solar cell is a device that captures solar energy and converts the light energy into electricity using organic electronics. This is done...

2013-04-18 23:40:26

Throughout decades of research on solar cells, one formula has been considered an absolute limit to the efficiency of such devices in converting sunlight into electricity: Called the Shockley-Queisser efficiency limit, it posits that the ultimate conversion efficiency can never exceed 34 percent for a single optimized semiconductor junction. Now, researchers at MIT have shown that there is a way to blow past that limit as easily as today's jet fighters zoom through the sound barrier...


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