Solar cells

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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07.22.12
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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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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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...

By J. Volpe,   06.08.12
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04.27.12
USC develops printable liquid solar cells for flexible, low-cost panels
04.27.12

USC develops printable liquid solar cells for flexible, low-cost panels

Solar cells are becoming more viable sources of energy -- and as they become more efficient, they'...

By S. Silbert,   04.27.12
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04.26.12
Spinach-based solar cells get $90,000 development funds from EPA, Popeye delighted
04.26.12

Spinach-based solar cells get $90,000 development funds from EPA, Popeye delighted

A biohybrid solar panel that substitutes expensive silicon components for a spinach protein has bee...

By M. Smith,   04.26.12
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04.04.12
Researchers create incredibly thin solar cells flexible enough to wrap around a human hair
04.04.12

Researchers create incredibly thin solar cells flexible enough to wrap around a human hair

You've probably heard that the sun is strong enough to power our planet many times over, but withou...

By Z. Honig,   04.04.12
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