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Solar Power Through Painted On Organic Photovoltaics
2013-05-14 05:58:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University at Buffalo are developing a technique that could allow for solar panels to be painted on some day. The team wrote in the journal Advanced Materials they are helping to develop a new generation of photovoltaic cells that produce more power and cost less to manufacture than today's solar panels. These devices are processed in liquid form and can be applied to a variety of surfaces. “Compared with...

Microwave Oven Used To Cook Up Solar Cell Material
2013-05-06 09:16:00

University of Utah Nanocrystal semiconductor for photovoltaics, medical sensors, heat reuse University of Utah metallurgists used an old microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor rapidly using cheap, abundant and less toxic metals than other semiconductors. They hope it will be used for more efficient photovoltaic solar cells and LED lights, biological sensors and systems to convert waste heat to electricity. Using microwaves "is a fast way to make these particles that...

2013-04-23 22:36:42

“When designing next generation solar energy conversion systems, we must first develop ways to more efficiently utilize the solar spectrum,” explained Lane Martin, whose research group has done just that. “This is a fundamentally new way of approaching these matters,” said Martin, who is an assistant professor of materials science and engineering (MatSE) at Illinois. “From these materials we can imagine carbon-neutral energy production of clean-burning fuels,...

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. Now, researchers at MIT have shown that there is a way to blow past that limit as easily as today's jet fighters zoom through the sound barrier...

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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Stanford University and the Department of Energy´s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 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. Peel-and-stick, or water-assisted transfer printing (WTP), technologies were developed by the Stanford group, and have been used before for nanowire based electronics. However, the Stanford-NREL...


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