Organic solar cells more efficient with molecules face-to-face

New research from North Carolina State University and UNC-Chapel Hill reveals that energy is transferred more efficiently inside of complex, three-dimensional organic solar cells when the donor molecules align face-on, rather than edge-on, relative to the acceptor. This finding may aid in the design and manufacture of more efficient and economically viable organic solar cell technology.

Organic mega flow battery promises breakthrough for renewable energy

team of Harvard scientists and engineers has demonstrated a new type of battery that could fundamentally transform the way electricity is stored on the grid, making power from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar far more economical and reliable.

This Dutch house is self-sufficient

The goal of many green designs for houses is to make them appear part of the landscape.

Organic food 'no healthier'

Organic food isn't noticeably better for people's health, according to a meta-analysis of past studies carried out by Stanford University scientists.

Organic carbon originated on Mars

New, NASA-funded research indicates that very large molecules containing carbon - a key ingredient for the building blocks of life - have originated on Mars.

Transistors made from human ingredients

Researchers have developed a transistor made from organic materials found in the human body.

Study touts benefits of organic farming

The biotech and commercial food industries would like you to think the only way to feed the world is by using conventional farming systems. However, a new study from the Rodale Institute claims otherwise.

Discovery paves way for cheap plastic solar cells

A new discovery at Rutgers University looks likely to lead to the creation of efficient and inexpensive solar cells made of plastic.

1976 Martian samples found to contain organics

Martian soil may contain carbon-based organic molecules, the building blocks of life.