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Cleaner And Greener Cities From Integrated Transparent Solar Cells
2013-10-21 10:08:58

ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences High power conversion of new solar cells that are thin, flexible, and transparent makes them ideal for a wealth of new applications Imagine buildings in which the windows allow the sun's light to enter, and at the same time capture the energy from the sun needed to meet all their energy needs. In this seemingly futuristic scenario, the windows become productive solar cells that help us decrease our reliance on fossil fuels and advance towards a...

2013-09-23 23:19:57

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC/DSC) 2013-2023: Technologies, Markets, Players London (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 According to market projections by IDTechEx, the market for dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) will slowly grow to over $130 million by 2023. Although initial products are aimed towards indoor and portable applications, starting out with chargers and solar bags with wireless solar keyboards demonstrated more...

2013-09-18 23:03:32

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Transparent Conductive Films (TCF) 2012-2022: Forecasts, Technologies, Players London (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 This report focuses on the markets, requirements and current and emerging technologies of transparent conductors. Worldwide research and design efforts are presented, both from research institutes and companies that are developing the necessary materials and processes - in total 53 organizations are profiled. It...

2013-08-14 09:38:02

The positive sides of doping Flexible thin film solar cells that can be produced by roll-to-roll manufacturing are a highly promising route to cheap solar electricity. Now scientists from Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have made significant progress in paving the way for the industrialization of flexible, light-weight and low-cost cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cells on metal foils. They succeeded in increasing their efficiency from below eight...

2013-08-08 14:44:24

Organic solar cells, a new class of solar cell that mimics the natural process of plant photosynthesis, could revolutionize renewable energy - but currently lack the efficiency to compete with the more costly commercial silicon cells. Currently, organic solar cells can achieve as much as 12 per cent efficiency in turning light into electricity, compared with 20 to 25 per cent for silicon-based cells. Now, researchers have discovered that manipulating the 'spin' of electrons in these...

2013-08-08 14:05:03

Organic solar cells that convert light to electricity using carbon-based molecules have shown promise as a versatile energy source but have not been able to match the efficiency of their silicon-based counterparts. Now, researchers have discovered a synthetic, high-performance polymer that behaves differently from other tested materials and could make inexpensive, highly efficient organic solar panels a reality. The polymer, created at the University of Washington and tested at the...


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