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.
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?
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.
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 at California's Stanford University have managed to construct the first solar cell made entirely of carbon.
Totally counter-intuitively, solar cells that emit light as well as absorbing it could actually mr much more efficient.
Californian company Solar3D says it believes it's created the most efficient solar cells ever developed.
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 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's developed a technique to print out solar cells on paper, almost as cheaply and easily as printing a document.