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May 30, 2016

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May 25, 2016 — Scientists are testing the development of solar cells made of solid materials to improve their ability to function under harsh environmental ... read more

Nanotube Semiconductors Well-Suited for PV Systems

Apr. 26, 2016 — Researchers have discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without ... read more

Could Off-Grid Electricity Systems Accelerate Energy Access?

Apr. 26, 2016 — Small off-grid electricity systems are growing rapidly in South Asia. A new study provides the first assessment of how these systems are impacting communities in the ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — A simple chemical conversion could be another step toward making cheap, efficient and stable perovskite solar ... read more

Americans Used Less Energy in 2015 According to Analysis

Apr. 19, 2016 — Americans used less energy overall in 2015 than the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts. Among the results, residential natural gas consumption fell by 0.5 quads in 2015 ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — To cut down on the environmental waste and provide storage for rural communities, researchers have proposed a model for recycling unspent lithium ion batteries into energy storage units for ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Physicists have discovered radical new properties in a nanomaterial which opens new possibilities for highly efficient thermophotovoltaic cells, which could one day harvest heat in the dark and turn ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — Mimicking the texture found on the surfaces of the eyes of moths, scientists have produced nanotextured designs across silicon-based solar cells. The texturing significantly enhanced the ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — To convert solar energy into electricity or solar fuels, you need specialized systems of materials such as those consisting of organic and inorganic thin films. Processes at the junction of these ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — Scientists in Hong Kong report they have successfully developed perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells with the world's highest power conversion efficiency of ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — For the first time ever, researchers have connected nine biological-solar (bio-solar) cells into a bio-solar panel. Then they continuously produced electricity from the panel and generated the most ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Researchers have found a potential path to further improve solar cell efficiency by understanding the competition among halogen atoms during the synthesis of sunlight-absorbing ... read more

So Long Lithium, Hello Bacteria Batteries?

Apr. 6, 2016 — As renewable energy sources grow, so does the demand for new ways to store the resulting energy at low-cost and in environmentally friendly ways. Now scientists report a first-of-its-kind development ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Solar cells made of perovskites have shown great promise in recent years. Now scientists have found that applying pressure can change the properties of these inexpensive materials and how they ... read more

Scientists Pinpoint Solar Cell Manufacturing Process

Apr. 5, 2016 — Scientists have been able to pinpoint for the first time what happens during a key manufacturing process of silicon solar cells. The paste used in the manufacturing of the solar cells contains silver ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Analysts have used detailed light detection and ranging data for 128 cities nationwide, along with improved data analysis methods and simulation tools, to update its estimate of total US technical ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — Combining quantum dots and organic molecules can enable solar cells to capture more of the sun’s light, researchers report. Light from the sun is our most abundant source of renewable energy, and ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Graphene layer could allow solar cells to generate power when it ... read more

Apr. 1, 2016 — The silver electrical contacts that carry electricity out of about 90 percent of the solar modules on the market are also one of their most expensive parts. Now scientists have used X-rays to observe ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — Scientists study the most efficient way to conserve energy in hot and cold ... read more

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