Photovoltaic cell

08.28.12
Spherical glass lens concentrates sunlight by up to 10,000 times, boosts solar cell efficiency
08.28.12

Spherical glass lens concentrates sunlight by up to 10,000 times, boosts solar cell efficiency

Eking out more power from solar cells is an ongoing challenge for scientists, and now architect An...

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08.20.12
IBM alliance sets efficiency record for solar power cells using common materials
08.20.12

IBM alliance sets efficiency record for solar power cells using common materials

There have been more than a few solar power efficiency records set in the past few months, let alo...

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07.22.12
UCLA creates transparent solar cell, dreams of current generating windows
07.22.12

UCLA creates transparent solar cell, dreams of current generating windows

Transparent photovoltaics have yet to grace the face of your smartphone, but don't give up hope --...

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07.08.12
Alt-week 7.8.2012: Solar flares, trapping dark matter, and life-sized Lego trees
07.08.12

Alt-week 7.8.2012: Solar flares, trapping dark matter, and life-sized Lego trees

Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven day...

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06.08.12
Naval researchers soak up the sun below sea level with special solar cells
06.08.12

Naval researchers soak up the sun below sea level with special solar cells

Have you ever harbored delusions of living in an underwater city inhabited by the likes of Ariel o...

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05.27.12
Solid state solar panels are more affordable, say researchers, don't leak
05.27.12

Solid state solar panels are more affordable, say researchers, don't leak

Researchers at Northwestern University have found one way to stop a leak: get rid of the liquid. A...

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03.28.12
MIT's 3D solar cells take cubism to new energy efficient heights
03.28.12

MIT's 3D solar cells take cubism to new energy efficient heights

The promise of free energy is an enticing one -- that's free as in renewable source, not cost. (Thi...

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02.08.12
Two US startups break solar efficiency records, aim to light up your life
02.08.12

Two US startups break solar efficiency records, aim to light up your life

Two US startups are breaking solar efficiency records in their quest to bring clean, cost-effective...

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10.29.11
Insert Coin: Ray solar charger adheres to your window, basks in the sunlight
10.29.11

Insert Coin: Ray solar charger adheres to your window, basks in the sunlight

In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit prod...

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