The photosensitizer is a compound that promotes chemical reactions in the presence of light. It has many potential applications for improving the efficiency of modern technologies ranging from electricity-producing solar panels to cell phones. The new chemical photosensitizer compound created by researchers at West Virginia University could change the future for renewable energy. The researchers’ […]

University of Toronto engineers have grown large and pure perovskite crystals. Perovskite crystals are an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient solar panels and LEDs. These materials are particularly good at absorbing visible light, but had never been thoroughly studied in their purest form: as perfect […]

Researchers in China suggest micro-machining could be used to create almost flat Fresnel lenses that boost the electrical efficiency of solar panels.  Using Fresnel lenses to design solar panels could lead to fewer solar cells in a panel taking in the same area of light.  Such designs could be much less expensive. The team’s technology […]

Researchers led by Tom Meyer at the Energy Frontier Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) have built a system that converts the sun’s solar energy into hydrogen fuel and stores it for later use. Meyer, Arey Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences said, “So […]

Adding a nanoscopic relief pattern to the surface of solar cells makes them non-reflective significantly boosting efficiency and at the same time making them highly non-sticking and self-cleaning. Zuobin Wang of Changchun University of Science and Technology (China), Jin Zhang of Xi’an Technological University (China) and colleagues at Cardiff University (UK), who are partners of […]

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