Solar cell

10.11.12
NC State nanoflowers can boost battery and solar cell capacity, make great prom accessories
10.11.12

NC State nanoflowers can boost battery and solar cell capacity, make great prom accessories

We see a lot of sleek-looking technology pass through our doors, but it's rare that the inventions...

By J. Fingas,   10.11.12
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10.04.12
Fraunhofer black silicon could catch more energy from infrared light, go green with sulfur
10.04.12

Fraunhofer black silicon could catch more energy from infrared light, go green with sulfur

Generating solar power from the infrared spectrum, or even nearby frequencies, has proven difficul...

By J. Fingas,   10.04.12
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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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08.11.12
Researchers make unsuitable parts work as solar cells, could lead to cheaper panels
08.11.12

Researchers make unsuitable parts work as solar cells, could lead to cheaper panels

Harnessing the power of the sun is a tricky business, but even the past few weeks have seen some i...

By J. Rigg,   08.11.12
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08.05.12
Researchers create record-breaking solar cell, set bar marginally higher
08.05.12

Researchers create record-breaking solar cell, set bar marginally higher

Solar cell development is typically a small numbers game, and a group of researchers at the Univer...

By A. Santos,   08.05.12
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07.29.12
Inhabitat's Week in Green: 3D printed boat, algae-based biofuel and a bus that does push-ups
07.29.12

Inhabitat's Week in Green: 3D printed boat, algae-based biofuel and a bus that does push-ups

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean t...

By Inhabitat,   07.29.12
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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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07.12.12
BAE Systems designs hard composite solar cells: could act as structure of UAVs, piece of soldier's gear
07.12.12

BAE Systems designs hard composite solar cells: could act as structure of UAVs, piece of soldier's gear

BAE Systems revealed that it's working on hardy, high-capacity solar cells that could power unmann...

By M. Smith,   07.12.12
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06.22.12
All-carbon solar cell draws power from near-infrared light, our energy future is literally that much brighter
06.22.12

All-carbon solar cell draws power from near-infrared light, our energy future is literally that much brighter

What's this orange-like patch, you ask? It's a layer of carbon nanotubes on silicon, and it might...

By J. Fingas,   06.22.12
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