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08.08.14
Stacking solar cells leads to more efficient energy collection, lower bills
08.08.14

Stacking solar cells leads to more efficient energy collection, lower bills

Thanks to the efforts of a North Carolina-based company, solar panels are about to get a lot more...

By B. Steele,   08.08.14
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07.27.14
Solar cells cool themselves to produce more power
07.27.14

Solar cells cool themselves to produce more power

Solar power cells need to stay relatively cool for the sake of both efficiency and longevity, but...

By J. Fingas,   07.27.14
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01.21.14
Heat-sensitive solar cell could lead to much more on-demand energy
01.21.14

Heat-sensitive solar cell could lead to much more on-demand energy

It's tough to build solar cells that capture both heat and light -- most of these multi-talented d...

By J. Fingas,   01.21.14
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11.01.12
Stanford researchers create 'world's first' all-carbon solar cell, do it on the cheap
11.01.12

Stanford researchers create 'world's first' all-carbon solar cell, do it on the cheap

Harnessing the awesome power of the Sun isn't just dependent on the efficiency of solar cells, but...

By J. Rigg,   11.01.12
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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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