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2013-01-28 11:54:59

The sun’s energy is virtually limitless, but harnessing its electricity with today’s single-crystal silicon solar cells is extremely expensive — 10 times pricier than coal, according to some estimates.

Nanowires More Efficient Than Solar Cells
2013-01-18 19:23:18

Swedish researchers are claiming to be the first to show it is possible to use nanowires to manufacture solar cells.

Instrument Developed To Toss Out Unusable PV Wafers
2013-01-15 16:24:31

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Silicon wafers destined to become photovoltaic (PV) cells can take a bruising through assembly lines, as they are oxidized, annealed, purified, diffused, etched, and layered to reach their destinies as efficient converters of the sun's rays into useful electricity. All those refinements are too much for 5% to 10% of the costly wafers. They have micro-cracks left over from incomplete wafer preparation, which causes them to break on the...

Multi-Junction Solar Cell To Break Efficiency Barrier Designed By NRL
2013-01-14 11:50:25

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists in the Electronics Technology and Science Division, in collaboration with the Imperial College London and MicroLink Devices, Inc., Niles, Ill., have proposed a novel triple-junction solar cell with the potential to break the 50 percent conversion efficiency barrier, which is the current goal in multi-junction photovoltaic development.

Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source Uncovers New Path To More Efficient Organic Solar Cells
2013-01-07 12:42:39

Working at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source (ALS), a premier source of X-ray and ultraviolet light beams for research, an international team of scientists found that for highly efficient polymer/organic photovoltaic cells, size matters.

Peel And Stick Solar Panels Unveiled At Stanford
2012-12-21 10:30:15

Stanford engineers have just discovered a potentially revolutionary solution to the traditionally bulky and expensive photovoltaic cells – peel-and-stick solar panels.

Big Boost To Solar Power Given By Tiny Structure
2012-12-07 16:29:15

Princeton researchers have found a simple and economic way to nearly triple the efficiency of organic solar cells, the cheap and flexible plastic devices that many scientists believe could be the future of solar power.

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

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.


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