Calculating the future of solar-fuel refineriesFri, 23 Jan 2015 11:07:54 EST
A team of engineers has developed a new tool to help engineers better gauge the overall yield, efficiency and costs associated with scaling solar-fuel production processes up into large-scale refineries. New technique helps probe performance of organic solar cell materialsFri, 23 Jan 2015 11:07:52 EST
Researchers have developed a technique for determining the role that a material's structure has on the efficiency of organic solar cells, which are candidates for low-cost, next generation solar power. The researchers used the technique to determine that materials with a highly organized structure at the nanoscale are not more efficient at creating free electrons than poorly organized structures -- a finding which will guide future research and development efforts. New technique for producing cheaper solar energy suggested by researchFri, 23 Jan 2015 11:07:50 EST
Pioneering new research could pave the way for solar energy to be converted into household electricity more cheaply than ever before. The global PV market has experienced rapid growth in recent years due to renewable energy targets and CO2 emission controls. Decorative and flexible solar panels become part of interior design and the appearance of objectsWed, 21 Jan 2015 08:45:34 EST
Scientists have developed and utilized a mass production method based on printing technologies allowing the manufacturing of decorative, organic solar panels. Design freedom improves the range of applications of the panels on the surfaces of interior and exterior building spaces. Researchers are also studying the feasibility of printing technology in the mass production of solar panels made from inorganic perovskite materials. The new mass production method enables to create interior design elements from organic solar panels (OPV, organic photovoltaics) harvesting energy from interior lighting or sunlight for various small devices and sensors that gather information from the environment. The panels can, for example, be placed on windows and walls and on machines, devices and advertisement billboards. First public lighting system that runs on solar and wind energyTue, 20 Jan 2015 08:58:19 EST
Scientists have developed the first autonomous industrialized public lighting system that works with solar and wind energy.