Scientists from Forschungszentrum Juelich have developed the first complete and compact design for an artificial photosynthesis system. The team believes this is a decisive step towards applying the water splitting technology. The concept is flexible both with respect to the materials used and in particular, the size of the system. The researchers study and design […]






Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have a new idea for the technology of solid-state thermophotovoltaics (TPV). The idea could provide a high-efficiency alternative for directly converting high-temperature heat from concentrated solar thermal to utility-scale electricity. Using new computer modeling the researcher’s data suggest that high temperature TPV conversion – which captures infrared radiation from very […]






University of Houston researchers have reported the first explanation for how perovskite materials change during production. The team’s goal was to find a more efficient way to absorb light, a critical step toward the large-scale manufacture of better and less-expensive perovskite solar panels. Yan Yao, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and lead author […]






Kennesaw State University has a humming laboratory building tiny solar cells – as researchers strive to develop better photovoltaic technologies. Sandip Das, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, along with a team of three undergraduate research assistants, has recently fabricated the delicate solar cells, which are […]






Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists have discovered a possible secret to dramatically boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells hidden in the nanoscale peaks and valleys of the crystalline material. Solar cells made from compounds that have the crystal structure of the mineral perovskite have peaked scientists’ curiosity. They’re inexpensive and easy to fabricate, like […]






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