Solar cells made thin, efficient and flexibleMon, 09 Dec 2013 12:41:41 EST
Scientists may be one step closer to tapping into the full potential of solar cells. The team found a way to create large sheets of nanotextured, silicon micro-cell arrays that hold the promise of making solar cells lightweight, more efficient, bendable and easy to mass produce. Solar cell degradation observed directly for the first timeMon, 09 Dec 2013 10:53:53 EST
Researchers have, for the first time, watched organic solar cells degrade in real time. This work could open new approaches to increasing the stability of this highly promising type of solar cell. Technology could lead to more reliable renewable energy systemsTue, 03 Dec 2013 12:45:45 EST
Renewable energy sources such as wind-powered generators can be more reliable and efficient by better controlling the process of getting electricity onto the power grid, according to new research. New light shed on solar water-splitting processMon, 02 Dec 2013 11:21:21 EST
Scientists have provided new insight into how solar water-splitting cells work. An important and overlooked parameter, they report, is the ion-permeability of electrocatalysts used in water-splitting devices. Copper promises cheaper, sturdier fuel cellsFri, 22 Nov 2013 10:39:39 EST
Chemists are exploring the use of copper nanowires in fuel cells to convert solar energy into storable fuel. Copper nanowire catalysts cost less to produce than their indium tin oxide counterparts because they can be "printed" on pieces of glass or plastic in a liquid ink form, using a machine that functions much like a printing press. The nanowires can also be incorporated into transparent, flexible films.