Michigan Technological University scientists ran tests on sodium-embedded carbon and it performed better than graphene in dye-sensitized solar cells and supercapacitors. Noted as a new material, the material has embedded sodium metal in carbon that could improve electrode performance in energy devices. The team noted a little sodium goes a long way. They are showing […]

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 […]

University of California, Berkeley scientists and their colleagues have developed a simplified architecture by applying a new mix of materials to a standard design that leads to efficiencies rivaling conventional silicon solar cells. The new architecture takes very few processing steps to produce an affordable solar cell with efficiencies comparable to conventional silicon solar cells. […]

Australian engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have edged closer to the theoretical limits of sunlight to electricity conversion by photovoltaic solar cells with a device that sets a new world efficiency record. The new solar cell configuration developed by the engineers has pushed sunlight to electricity conversion efficiency up to 34.5% […]

MIT researchers have now demonstrated solar cells so thin, flexible, and lightweight that they could be placed on almost any material or surface, including your hat, shirt, or smartphone, or even on a sheet of paper or a helium balloon. Such a technology is the thinnest, lightest solar cells ever produced. The new process is […]

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