Photovoltaics

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...

By A. Santos,   08.28.12
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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...

By J. Fingas,   08.20.12
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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 --...

By S. Buckley,   07.22.12
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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...

By A. Munchbach,   02.08.12
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10.28.11
AUO's flexible e-paper to take on Stretch Armstrong in battle of the bendiest
10.28.11

AUO's flexible e-paper to take on Stretch Armstrong in battle of the bendiest

There's nothing better than unplugging on a Sunday afternoon with a newspaper and a cup of Joe, w...

By L. Leavitt,   10.28.11
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03.24.11
Energy-efficient military uniforms to make solar-powered necktie so last season
03.24.11

Energy-efficient military uniforms to make solar-powered necktie so last season

This definitely isn't the first time we've heard of wearable solar cells, but a new development und...

By C. Trout,   03.24.11
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11.27.10
Boeing's Spectrolab subsidiary set to mass produce 39.2 percent efficient solar cells
11.27.10

Boeing's Spectrolab subsidiary set to mass produce 39.2 percent efficient solar cells

Boeing's Spectrolab subsidiary has been working on making solar cells more and more efficient for y...

By D. Melanson,   11.27.10
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04.16.10
Massive, solar powered bird is overseeing Coachella, pretty stoked about its chance to see Phoenix
04.16.10

Massive, solar powered bird is overseeing Coachella, pretty stoked about its chance to see Phoenix

This massive structure will greet you this weekend if you're headed to the Coachella music festiv...

By L. Dziuban,   04.16.10
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12.24.09
Snowflake-shaped photovoltaic cells bring the holiday cheer
12.24.09

Snowflake-shaped photovoltaic cells bring the holiday cheer

Sandia National Laboratories have unveiled their newest photovoltaic cells -- glitter-sized particl...

By L. Dziuban,   12.24.09
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