Solar cells have been steadily gaining popularity because of the environmental and financial benefits. This technology is continuously being improved by researchers, such as the team from North Carolina State University who have discovered a new method to improve the efficiency of plastic solar cells.
Engineers from the University of New South Wales have managed to add to the growing benefits of using perovskite solar cells. Aside from being flexible, easily manufactured and cheap, they have now broke a world efficiency record.
Solar cells made of tin can potentially be more adaptable and simpler to produce than the current technology used in solar power cells today. This appears to be proven in a paper that tries to find alternative solutions to lead perovskites.
An Arizona startup by the name of Zero Mass Water is focused on building solar-powered water production systems that will gather water vapor from hot air. The said solar panel can generate water for a family of four.
Tesla and Panasonic are strengthening their partnership by engaging in another joint project, production of photovoltaic solar cells and modules for Tesla's Powerwall and Powerpack.
A team of researchers from North Carolina State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have successfully created an environmental friendly semi-printed plastic solar cell without toxic halogen solvents by using a nontoxic food additive.
Researchers developed a new solar cell that can convert carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to burnable fuels using sunlight as energy.
Rapid advances are happening in solar tech, as engineers from South Korea unveiled the thinnest solar cells yet constructed. The 1-micrometer photovoltaic cells are even slimmer than the ones recently developed at MIT.
Researchers have developed a genetically enhanced virus that could boost the light-harvesting capabilities of solar cells.
University of Michigan researchers created new and lightweight, tilting solar cells that can track the sun and absorb more energy--as an improvement upon the conventional, very weighty panels that are too heavy for most people's roofs. They were inspired by the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting.
Scientists are helping to reveal the secret to cheaper, super-efficient solar power by studying a family of crystalline materials called hybrid perovskites.
In a new unique study, scientists have successfully created solar cells using the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans of all things, possibly leading to a sustainable form of renewable energy.
Scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have found a new way to use solar cells that makes them more efficient, according to a breakthrough study.
Powering your tablet could soon be as simple as wrapping it in cling wrap, thanks to a team of scientists that recently invented a way to spray on solar power.