Blend of polymers could one day make solar power lighter, cheaper and more efficientMon, 02 Mar 2015 10:52:01 EST
Scientists are reporting advances on how to one day make solar cells stronger, lighter, more flexible and less expensive when compared with the current silicon or germanium technology on the market. Supersonic electrons could produce future solar fuelMon, 02 Mar 2015 09:17:10 EST
Researchers have taken a step closer to producing solar fuel using artificial photosynthesis. In a new study, they have successfully tracked the electrons’ rapid transit through a light-converting molecule. Energy use in buildings: Innovative, lower cost sensors and controls yield better energy efficiencyFri, 27 Feb 2015 14:48:25 EST
Buildings are responsible for about 40 percent of the energy consumed in the United States. Studies indicate that advanced sensors and controls have the potential to reduce the energy consumption of buildings by 20-30 percent. Magnetic nanoparticles enhance performance of solar cellsWed, 25 Feb 2015 11:43:17 EST
Magnetic nanoparticles can increase the performance of solar cells made from polymers -- provided the mix is right. Adding about one per cent of such nanoparticles by weight makes the solar cells more efficient, according to new findings. Researchers enable solar cells to use more sunlightWed, 25 Feb 2015 09:41:30 EST
Scientists report progress in photovoltaic research: they have improved a component that will enable solar cells to use more energy of the sun and thus create a higher current.