Link√∂ping University researchers in Sweden have developed a molecule that absorbs energy from sunlight and stores it in chemical bonds. A possible long-term use of the molecule is to capture solar energy efficiently and store it for later consumption. The team’s research paper has been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, JACS. […]

Research by scientists at the Eindhoven University of Technology and universities in China and the US are exploring the causes of perovskite degradation in sunlight. The research may pave the way for designing new perovskite compositions for the ultimate stable solar cells. Perovskite solar cells are at the center of much recent solar research. The […]

Israel Institute of Technology is designing a photocatalyst that can break down water into hydrogen fuel. Recently the scientists achieved record efficiency for solar-to-fuel conversion, and now they want to incorporate the machinery of photosynthesis to push it further. Global economic growth comes with increasing demand for energy, but stepping up energy production can be […]

A research team led by Kazuhiko Maeda at the Tokyo Institute of Technology has developed a new photocatalyst. They have developed a hybrid material constructed from a metal oxide nanosheet and a light-absorbing molecule for splitting water molecules (H2O) to obtain dihydrogen (H2) under sunlight. Since H2 can be used as carbon-free fuel, this study […]

Iowa State University engineers have developed a next-generation perovskite solar cell that takes advantage of the promising electro-optical properties of perovskite materials. They’ve made the materials much more stable at high temperatures and demonstrated a consistent, clean way to fabricate them into solar cells. These would be important steps toward commercial production of new, low-cost, […]

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