In an advance that could push cheap, ubiquitous solar power closer to reality, University of Michigan researchers have found a way to coax electrons to travel much further than was previously thought possible in the materials often used for organic solar cells and other organic semiconductors.
Department of Energy Announces $12 Million to Advance Early-Stage Solar Research
The same unease you feel when the moon blots out the sun fueled ancient astronomers to seek patterns in the skies
Distributed generation and automated transactions will change how we produce and consume electricity
Mission To The Sun Will Protect Us From Devastating Solar Storms And Help Us Travel Deeper Into Space – Mellowmag
June 1, 2017 by David Jess, The Conversation From prayer and sacrifice to sunbathing, humans have worshipped the sun since time immemorial.
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have demonstrated efficient solar energy storage in a chemical liquid. The stored energy can…
(Phys.org)-For the past 17 years, spiro-OMeTAD, has been keeping a secret. Despite intense research efforts, its performance as the most commonly used hole-transporting material in perovskite and dye-sensitized solar cells has remained stagnant, creating a major bottleneck for improving solar cell efficiency. Thinking that the material has given all it has to offer, many researchers have begun investigating alternative materials to replace spiro-OMeTAD in future solar cells.
The Roll-Array is a flexible and easy-to-transport solar panel that rolls out like a carpet.
Researchers Say Solar Could Meet California Energy Demand 3 to 5 Times Over – Solar Thermal Magazine
Integrating solar facilities into the urban and suburban environment causes the least amount of land-cover change and the lowest environmental impact
Scientists have created the ‘black hole of sunlight’ – a new nanoparticle-based material that absorbs and converts more than 90 percent of captured sunlight to heat.
(Phys.org) -Solar cells based on semiconducting composite plastics and carbon nanotubes is one of the most promising novel technology for producing inexpensive printed solar cells. Physicists at Umeå University have discovered that one can reduce the number of carbon nanotubes in the device by more than 100 times while maintaining exceptional ability to transport charges. This is achieved thanks to clever nano-engineering of the active layer inside the device. Their results are published as front page news in the journal Nanoscale.
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Scientists for the first time have experimentally re-created the conditions that exist deep inside giant planets.
Magnesium chloride could be the key ingredient for concocting efficient solar cells with cadmium telluride.
New results have revealed a rare example of a type Ia supernova in which a dead star âfedâ off an aging star like a cosmic zombie, triggering a blast.
Last July the U.S. surpassed an important threshold in installed solar photovoltaics with 10 gigawatts of PV online. That’s all good but this year is expected to blow that out of the water as the U.S. hits 20 gigawatts of installed PV.