University of New South Wales (UNSW) engineers have achieved the world’s highest efficiency using flexible solar cells that are non-toxic and cheap to make. They expect that ‘Zero-energy’ buildings – which generate as much power as they consume – are now much closer to practical reality. So far the promise of ‘zero-energy’ buildings been held […]

Qiaoqiang Gan, University at Buffalo assistant professor of electrical engineering and his team are developing a new generation of photovoltaic cells that produce more power and cost less to manufacture than what’s available today. Gan is working on the use of plasmonic-enhanced organic photovoltaic materials. These devices don’t match traditional solar cells in terms of […]