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Like A Hall Of Mirrors Nanostructures Trap Photons Inside

Like A Hall Of Mirrors, Nanostructures Trap Photons Inside Ultrathin Solar Cells

Tom Abate | Stanford Engineering In the quest to make sun power more competitive, researchers are designing ultrathin solar cells that cut material costs. At the same time they're keeping these thin cells efficient by sculpting their surfaces...

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Organic Solar Cells More Productive With Molecules Face-to-Face
2014-04-08 13:25:29

Tracey Peake, North Carolina State University New research from North Carolina State University and UNC-Chapel Hill reveals that energy is transferred more efficiently inside of complex, three-dimensional organic solar cells when the donor molecules align face-on, rather than edge-on, relative to the acceptor. This finding may aid in the design and manufacture of more efficient and economically viable organic solar cell technology. Organic solar cell efficiency depends upon the ease...

Perovskite Solar Cell Laser
2014-03-30 05:46:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Made from silicon, conventional solar cells are capable of converting 20 percent of the sun’s radiated energy into electricity. A new type of cell made from a mineral called perovskite has been refined to the point of 17 percent efficiency after just two years of development, and new research published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters has shown that these cells are also capable of emitting light energy – in the form of...

2014-03-26 00:21:39

DUBLIN, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/h5glwk/thin_film) has announced the addition of the "Thin Film Material Market By Type, End-User Industry and Deposition Processes - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/h5glwk/thin_film ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The thin film material market is witnessing...

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2014-03-25 05:42:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Today, when your mobile phone or tablet runs out of power, you have to let it recharge for hours plugged into a wall socket. A new study from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) demonstrates that, in the future, all you might need to do it put it out in the sun. The NTU research team has developed a next-generation solar cell material that converts light to electricity, as well as being also able to emit light. The base for...

2014-03-21 23:03:27

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Thin Film Material Market By Type (CdTe, CIGS, a-Si, Others), End-User Industry [Photovoltaic Solar Cells, MEMS, Semiconductors and Electrical (Circuit Boards), Optical Coating, Others], and Deposition Processes – Global Trends & Forecast to 2018” to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Thin film materials are widely used in various industries for one or more applications. They are used in the encapsulation of photovoltaic solar cell,...

2014-03-17 12:22:50

DALLAS, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Thin Film Material Market, By Type (CdTe, CIGS, a-Si, Others), End-User Industry [Photovoltaic Solar Cells, MEMS, Semiconductors and Electrical (Circuit Boards), Optical Coating, Others], and Deposition Processes - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018" , defines and segments the thin film material market with an analysis and forecast of the market value. The thin film material market value expected to grow by significant CAGR...

2014-03-07 23:04:56

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells. Global market for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells is projected to reach US$22.8 billion by 2020, driven by growing focus on solar power amidst depleting fossil fuel reserves and rising greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing investments from governments. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn - Rising concerns over depletion of fossil fuel reserves and the relentless pursuit of...

2014-02-27 23:32:19

Earlier this month, NJIT formalized an agreement with Chinese partners that will advance the university’s research on thin-film solar cells, an alternative energy technology with the potential to make buildings and other infrastructure substantially more energy-efficient. NEWARK, NJ (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Earlier this month, NJIT formalized an agreement with Chinese partners that will advance the university’s research on thin-film solar cells, an alternative energy technology with...

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...

2014-02-18 08:22:48

SHANGHAI, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: JASO) ("JA Solar" or the "Company"), one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that its multi-crystalline silicon ("multi-Si") solar cells have surpassed 19% conversion efficiency. This latest improvement in efficiency, achieved using advanced cell technology recently developed by JA Solar's R&D team, follows the Company's announcement in August...