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Flexible Silicon Solar-cell Fabrics Could Soon Be A Possibilty
2012-12-07 12:12:17

Penn State For the first time, a silicon-based optical fiber with solar-cell capabilities has been developed that has been shown to be scalable to many meters in length. The research opens the door to the possibility of weaving together solar-cell silicon wires to create flexible, curved, or twisted solar fabrics. The findings by an international team of chemists, physicists, and engineers, led by John Badding, a professor of chemistry at Penn State University, will be posted by the...

2012-11-19 02:20:02

A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and Cima NanoTech, a US multinational company, have signed an agreement to jointly work on new sustainable nanomaterials, processes and devices for transparent conductors used to make cheaper and more efficient electronics and organic solar cells.Singapore, Nov 19, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - IMRE and Cima NanoTech are collaborating to develop new transparent conductive materials and components, based on Cima's SANTE(TM) Technology...

2012-11-12 13:06:32

EPFL scientists are producing hydrogen from sunlight, water and rust - They're paving the way for an economic and ecological solution for storing renewable energy How can solar energy be stored so that it can be available any time, day or night, when the sun shining or not? EPFL scientists are developing a technology that can transform light energy into a clean fuel that has a neutral carbon footprint: hydrogen. The basic ingredients of the recipe are water and metal oxides, such as iron...

Scientists Make Solar Cells Out Of Carbon
2012-11-01 04:39:42

[ Watch the Video: Stanford Scientists Create All-Carbon Solar Cell ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from Stanford University report in the journal ACS Nano that they have created the first solar cell made entirely out of carbon. Creating solar cells from carbon could be a promising alternative to the expensive materials used in photovoltaic devices today. "Carbon has the potential to deliver high performance at a low cost," said study senior author...

OPV Cells With High Electric Potential For Portable Electronics
2012-10-11 13:04:17

A new breakthrough in solar technology means portable electronic devices such as e-book readers could soon be re-charged on the move in low light levels and partial shading. Scientists from the University of Warwick, in collaboration with spin-out company Molecular Solar, have created an organic solar cell that generates a sufficiently high voltage to recharge a lithium-ion battery directly, without the need to connect multiple individual cells in series. Modules of these high voltage cells...

Black Silicon Used To Make Solar Cells
2012-10-09 16:01:15

Solar cells convert three-quarters of the energy contained in the Sun℠s spectrum into electricity — yet the infrared spectrum is entirely lost in standard solar cells. In contrast, black silicon solar cells are specifi cally designed to absorb this part of the Sun℠s spectrum — and researchers have recently succeeded in doubling their overall efficiency. The Sun blazes down from a deep blue sky — and rooftop solar cells convert this solar energy into...

How Solvent Mixtures Affect Organic Solar Cell Structure Revealed
2012-10-04 15:54:25

Controlling “mixing” between acceptor and donor layers, or solar cell domains, in polymer-based solar cells could increase their efficiency, according to a team of researchers that included physicists from North Carolina State University. Their findings shed light on the inner workings of these solar cells, and could lead to further improvements in efficiency. Polymer-based solar cells consist of two domains, known as the acceptor and the donor layers. Excitons, the energy...


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