Big beats bolster solar cell efficiency

Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.

Breakthrough claimed for solar cell efficiency

Did you know that crystals form the basis for the penetrating icy blue glare of car headlights and could be fundamental to the future in solar energy technology?

UCLA researchers double efficiency of novel solar cell

Nearly doubling the efficiency of a breakthrough photovoltaic cell they created last year, UCLA researchers have developed a two-layer, see-through solar film that could be placed on windows, sunroofs, smartphone displays and other surfaces to harvest energy from the sun.

Natcore Technology Demonstrates First Flexible Solar Cell Made With Its Proprietary LPD Process

Scientists of Natcore Technology, in collaboration with researchers at Rice University have successfully fabricated the first inorganic flexible thin film solar cell by solution processes. The work was reported in a recent issue of the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, volume 15, pages 3930-3938.

Scientists design first all-carbon solar cell


Scientists at California's Stanford University have managed to construct the first solar cell made entirely of carbon.



Luminescent solar cell breaks efficiency record

Totally counter-intuitively, solar cells that emit light as well as absorbing it could actually mr much more efficient.

Company claims new solar efficiency record

Californian company Solar3D says it believes it's created the most efficient solar cells  ever developed.

Solar cell could be cheaper than fossil fuel

By harvesting waste heat, researchers from the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have for the first time built a solar cell with an external quantum efficiency over 100 percent.

Intel powers CPU with tiny solar cell

Intel yesterday showed off an experimental chip that it says cuts a processor's power consumption so much that it could run on solar power.

MIT prints solar cells - on paper

MIT's developed a technique to print out solar cells on paper, almost as cheaply and easily as printing a document.