A team of chemists at the University of California, Riverside have succeeded in “upconverting” photons in the visible and near-infrared regions of the solar spectrum. The innovation is an ingenious way to make solar energy conversion more efficient. The researchers report in Nano Letters about combining inorganic semiconductor nanocrystals with organic molecules. When installing solar […]

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) researchers have developed a very promising prototype of a new hydrogen producing solar cell. Using specially prepped gallium phosphide enables their solar cell to produce hydrogen gas for fuel from liquid water. The Eindhoven group’s new design processes the gallium phosphide (GaP) in the form of very small nanowires. The […]

A team of University of California, Los Angeles, scientists have a new material design that could make low-cost solar panels far more efficient by greatly enhancing their ability to collect the sun’s energy and release it as electricity. The team found that by assembling the components of the panels to more closely resemble the natural […]

The research group led by Dr. Liyuan Han, the leader of the Photovoltaic Materials Unit at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) achieved 15% energy conversion efficiency in perovskite solar cells with area of over 1 square cm (0.1550 square inch) for the first time and certified it at an international public test center. […]

Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EFPL) in Switzerland have developed a cost-effective new method for converting and storing solar energy by making free hydrogen fuel. The team thinks their liquid-liquid method can be scaled up on a commercial level. The study paper has been published in Nature Communications. Storing solar energy as hydrogen […]

keep looking »