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. Using 'fuzzy logic' to optimize hybrid solar/battery systemsTue, 24 Feb 2015 11:29:29 EST
A group of researchers in Tunisia and Algeria show how fuzzy logic has helped them create an ideal photovoltaic system that obeys the supply-and-demand principle and its delicate balance. They have now described this new sizing system of a solar array and a battery in a standalone photovoltaic system. Detecting defects at the nanoscale will profit solar panel productionTue, 24 Feb 2015 10:28:45 EST
New research may lead to major efficiency gains and cost savings in the manufacture of flexible solar panels. The goal is to develop new technologies for the detection, cleaning and repair of micro and nanoscale defects in thin films that are vital in products such as printed electronics and solar panels. Hydropower completes greening of NorwayFri, 20 Feb 2015 08:39:14 EST
The Norwegian energy supply can be sustainable by 2030, according to new research, as long as politicians keep their promises, authors say, after analyzing the development potential of the Norwegian energy system to find out how it could be made more sustainable.