Atomically thin, flexible, semi-transparent solar cells createdSun, 09 Mar 2014 15:05:46 EDT
A lot of research has been done on graphene recently -- carbon flakes, consisting of only one layer of atoms. As it turns out, there are other materials too which exhibit remarkable properties if they are arranged in a single layer. One of them is tungsten diselenide, which could be used for photovoltaics. Ultrathin layers made of Tungsten and Selenium have now been created; experiments show that they may be used as flexible, semi-transparent solar cells. Promising news for producing fuels through artificial photosynthesisFri, 07 Mar 2014 13:36:31 EST
There's promising news from the front on efforts to produce fuels through artificial photosynthesis. A new study shows that nearly 90 percent of the electrons generated by a hybrid material designed to store solar energy in hydrogen are being stored in the target hydrogen molecules. Smart grid for electric vehicle fleetWed, 05 Mar 2014 08:46:12 EST
Being able to charge up to 30 electric cars at once requires some ingenious energy management. Researchers are incorporating a mix of renewables into the design of a smart grid for Germany’s largest charging station. Transparent, color solar cells fuse energy, beautyTue, 04 Mar 2014 13:00:29 EST
Colorful, see-through solar cells could one day be used to make stained-glass windows, decorations and even shades that turn the sun's energy into electricity. Solar power: Making it less expensive and more efficientTue, 04 Mar 2014 09:50:33 EST
Researchers are reporting early results on a way to make solar-powered panels in lights, calculators and roofs lighter, less expensive, more flexible (therefore less breakable) and more efficient.