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July 23, 2016

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July 12, 2016 — A humming laboratory is birthing tiny solar cells – the first such devices created on campus – as researchers strive to develop better photovoltaic ... read more

Utilizing a Broader Share of the Solar Spectrum

June 30, 2016 — Small flakes of graphene could expand the usable spectral region of light in silicon solar cells to boost their efficiency, new research ... read more

June 29, 2016 — A new twist on the use of renewable energy is saving children's lives in Africa. The innovation -- a solar-powered oxygen delivery system -- is providing concentrated oxygen in hospital for ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Flexible solar panels would benefit from stretchable, damage-resistant, transparent metal electrodes. Researchers found that topology and the adhesion between a metal nanomesh and the underlying ... read more

Hydrogen Production from a Relative of Fool's Gold

June 28, 2016 — Scientists discovered a pyrite-type compound, similar to fool’s gold, that is competitive with platinum for splitting water to produce ... read more

Simple Preparation for Affordable Solar Energy Storage

June 28, 2016 — A simple process made an electrode that absorbs sunlight and produces oxygen on tiny cobalt islands on a silicon ... read more

June 24, 2016 — A new architecture takes very few processing steps to produce an affordable solar cell with efficiencies comparable to conventional silicon solar ... read more

June 24, 2016 — With a surface resembling that of plants, solar cells improve light-harvesting and thus generate more power. Scientists reproduced the epidermal cells of rose petals that have particularly good ... read more

June 24, 2016 — As the solar industry booms, coal workers have the opportunity to pursue new work. A new study looks at what it takes to retrain underground skills for sunnier ... read more

June 20, 2016 — Researchers report on low-temperature, solution-processed, environmentally friendly inorganic solar cells made with Earth-abundant materials capable of operating with a power conversion of 6.3 ... read more

June 20, 2016 — New flexible photovoltaics could power wearable ... read more

June 17, 2016 — New technologies have now been developed to tackle two of the world's biggest energy challenges -- clean fuel for transportation and grid-scale energy ... read more

June 16, 2016 — Researchers demonstrated that nanowires made from lead halide perovskite are the most efficient nanowire lasers ... read more

June 16, 2016 — Even though conducting missing electrons and transparency were considered mutually exclusive, this new material both efficiently conducts missing electrons and retains most of its transparency to ... read more

June 16, 2016 — A new theory has been developed that suggests that adding light during the manufacturing of semiconductors can reduce defects and potentially make more efficient solar cells or brighter ... read more

June 15, 2016 — Researchers are one step closer to developing a new generation of low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells.  The structure is one of the world’s first examples of a tri-layer metasurface absorber ... read more

June 13, 2016 — Perovskite materials have shown great promise for use in next-generation solar cells and LEDs, but their instability remains a critical limitation. Atoms on the surface are vulnerable to reactions ... read more

June 13, 2016 — A research team in Japan discovered through numerical calculations that nanoparticles of transition metal nitrides and carbides absorb sunlight very efficiently, and confirmed experimentally that ... read more

Conversion Efficiency of 18.2% Achieved Using Perovskite Solar Cells

June 13, 2016 — A research group in Japan achieved energy conversion efficiency exceeding 18% using standard size perovskite solar ... read more

Storage Technologies for Renewable Energy Can Pay Off

June 13, 2016 — Storage systems can make economic sense for renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, according to new ... read more

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