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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.

Solar Cells Developed That Peel-And-Stick To Virtually Anything
2013-04-17 05:37:09

Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory have developed a peel-and-stick solar cell that could one day be used to charge mobile phones and power a variety of other small devices.

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

Nanowires could be the answer for constructing solar panels with less materials and lower costs.

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

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

Researchers have developed recyclable, efficient solar cells using natural substrates from plants like trees. When these solar cells reach the end of their life, they can be easily degraded in water.

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

Extremely tiny 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.

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

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.


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