In a new record of light absorption Stanford University scientists have created the thinnest, most efficient absorber of a portion of visible light.  The Stanford scientists think the new nanosized structure, which is thousands of times thinner than an ordinary sheet of paper, could lower the cost and improve the efficiency of solar cells. Stacey […]

Chemistry Professor Xiaoyang Zhu at The University of Texas at Austin has a method of photon harvesting significantly increasing the efficiency of conventional solar cells.  The professor’s work improves the mechanisms of solar energy conversion. Zhu and his team have discovered that it’s possible to double the number of electrons harvested from one photon of […]