A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego and the California-based company ZPower have developed a flexible, rechargeable silver oxide-zinc battery with a five to 10 times greater areal energy density than today’s state of the art. The battery also is easier to manufacture; while most flexible batteries need to be manufactured […]

An international team led by University of Groningen has now produced an n-type organic semiconductor with superior properties that brings organic thermoelectric material a big step closer. Thermoelectric materials can turn a temperature difference into electricity. Organic thermoelectric materials could be used to power wearable electronics or sensors; however, the power output is still very […]

Incheon National University scientists have announced a novel transparent solar cell design using thin silicon films, with efficient power generation. Solar power has shown immense potential as a futuristic, ‘clean’ source of energy. Its not a wonder environmentalists worldwide have been looking for ways to advance the current solar cell technology. Now, scientists have put […]

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) scientists have discovered that the amount of alkali metal introduced into crystals of flexible thin-film solar cells influences the path that charge carriers take to traverse between electrodes, thereby affecting the light-to-electricity conversion efficiency of the solar cell. The press release asserts that given the immense application potential […]

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have reported a breakthrough in developing a next-generation thermochromic window that not only reduces the need for air conditioning but simultaneously generates electricity. Heat generated by sunlight shining through windows is the single largest contributor to the need for air conditioning and cooling […]

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