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Surface states of ZnO nanoparticles effect on the performance of inverted-organic solar cells

Wenjing Qin, Xinrui Xu, Dongyue Liu, Chunyu Ma, Liying Yang et al.<br/> ZnO is a promising material used as the electron transport layer in the inverted organic solar cells (IOSCs). However, the electrical or photoelectric properties of ZnO nanoparticles are governed by the surface states of the nanoparticles. Here, we demonstrate that the large number […]

Research team developing model for sustainable desert living

Team ASUNM, a collaborative effort between Arizona State University and the University of New Mexico, has come together to address the inefficiencies of urban sprawl and to create a model for sustainable desert living that has been dubbed SHADE, or Solar Home Adapting for Desert Equilibrium, an entry in the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition that […]

Tech startup finds the ticket to growth with old ideas

A brand-new Mexican tech startup is making its products affordable using a centuries-old financing trick that lets startups and their customers shift their risk toward third-party investors. Even a $15 product is too expensive for many of the world’s poorest customers. Solar companies have made headlines in recent years with myriad solutions to making their […]

Solar Now, Water Later


An estimated 780 million people around the world lack access to clean drinking water and 1.3 billion people are still without access to electricity. Twenty-year-old Eden Full, who has been tinkering with solar technology for more than half of her young life, saw these dual challenges and designed a dual-purpose system that uses mechanical water flow […]