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Nanowires May Mean More Efficient, Cheaper Solar Panels
2013-04-08 19:16:36

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Nanowires could be the answer for constructing solar panels with less materials and lower costs. Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (EPFL) are working on new technology to advance solar panels. New research on tiny filaments called nanowires has made some promising findings. Influenced by nature, researcher Anna Fontcuberta i Morral looked at how trees in a forest stand upright to collect energy from the...

2013-04-04 23:00:53

A recently added market report by Transparency Market Research on “Thin Film Photovoltaics Market - Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis And Forecasts 2012 - 2018" is now available for pre-order. To browse the report, visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/thin-film-photovoltaics-market.html Albany, NY (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 Thin film photovoltaics are solar cells manufactured by placing one or more thin layers of photovoltaic material on a substrate. The...

Recyclable, Efficient Solar Cells Created Using Trees
2013-03-27 13:44:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers have developed recyclable, efficient solar cells using natural substrates from plants like trees. Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University researchers wrote in the journal Scientific Reports about how the solar cells can be quickly recycled in water at the end of their lifecycle. The team's solar cells are capable of reaching a power conversion efficiency of 2.7 percent. During the recycling process,...

Super-Efficient Nanowires Could Be Future Of Solar Energy
2013-03-25 10:40:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Extremely thin nanowires are expected to revolutionize the field of electronics, and a new study in the journal Nature Photonics shows that they could have an impact on solar energy production as well. According to the study, researchers at the Niels Bohr Institut in Denmark and Switzerland´s École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have been able to use a single nanowire to...

Researchers Look To New Process To Harvest Solar Energy
2013-02-25 15:25:57

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Since the seventh century B.C., mankind has looked to the power of the sun to provide an energy source. In the earliest days, humans used glass and mirrors to concentrate the sun's rays to make fire. Later, around the first century A.D., the Romans discovered large south facing windows could help let in the sun´s warmth. There's even one infamous tale of Greek scientist Archimedes using bronze shields to reflect and focus...

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...

2013-02-12 14:53:42

A 10.7 percent conversion rate has been achieved using less than 2 micrometers of raw material The Photovoltaics-Laboratory (PV-Lab) of EPFL's Insitute of Microengineering (IMT), founded in 1984 by Prof. Arvind Shah and now headed by Prof. Christophe Ballif, is well known as a pioneer in the development of thin-film silicon solar cells, and as a precursor in the use of microcrystalline silicon as a photoactive material in thin-film silicon photovoltaic (TF-Si PV) devices. A remarkable step...


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