The innovative solar technology “would change the equation for energy,” according to UC researchers. A pair of University of Cincinnati researchers has seen the light – a bright, powerful light – and it just might change the future of how building interiors are brightened. In fact, that light comes directly from the sun. And with the help of tiny, electrofluidic...

Scientists have created a heat-resistant thermal emitter that could significantly improve the efficiency of solar cells. The novel component is designed to convert heat from the sun into infrared light, which can than be absorbed by solar cells to make electricity – a technology known as thermophotovoltaics. Unlike earlier prototypes that fell apart at temperatures below...

A new world record of 44.7% of sunlight was converted into electricity by a photovoltaic panel using a new solar cell structure with four solar subcells...

A new solar cell has broken all previous solar efficiency records by achieving 44.7% efficiency, meaning it converts almost half of all the light hitting it into energy. Go to Source Tags: Solar cell, Solar, Fraunhofer Society, Concentrated photovoltaics, Technology ...

(Phys.org) —Researchers at Oxford Photovoltaics and other companies investigating the use of perovskite—a crystalline organometal—as a replacement for silicon in photovoltaic cells have created prototypes that are approximately 15 percent efficient. But this is apparently just the beginning. Kevin Bullis suggests in an article published this week in MIT Technology...

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A process combining some comparatively cheap materials and the same antifreeze that keeps an automobile radiator from freezing in cold...

High-pressure chemistry techniques have been used to make a fibre out of crystalline silicon semiconductor materials that can function as a solar cell. Go...