Solar cells

August 28, 2012
Spherical glass lens concentrates sunlight by up to 10,000 times, boosts solar cell efficiency
August 28, 2012

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 A...

By A. Santos,   August 28, 2012
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August 11, 2012
Researchers make unsuitable parts work as solar cells, could lead to cheaper panels
August 11, 2012

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...

By J. Rigg,   August 11, 2012
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August 5, 2012
Researchers create record-breaking solar cell, set bar marginally higher
August 5, 2012

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 Unive...

By A. Santos,   August 5, 2012
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July 22, 2012
UCLA creates transparent solar cell, dreams of current generating windows
July 22, 2012

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 ho...

By S. Buckley,   July 22, 2012
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June 22, 2012
All-carbon solar cell draws power from near-infrared light, our energy future is literally that much brighter
June 22, 2012

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...

By J. Fingas,   June 22, 2012
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June 8, 2012
Naval researchers soak up the sun below sea level with special solar cells
June 8, 2012

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...

By J. Volpe,   June 8, 2012
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April 27, 2012
USC develops printable liquid solar cells for flexible, low-cost panels
April 27, 2012

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,   April 27, 2012
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April 26, 2012
Spinach-based solar cells get $90,000 development funds from EPA, Popeye delighted
April 26, 2012

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,   April 26, 2012
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April 4, 2012
Researchers create incredibly thin solar cells flexible enough to wrap around a human hair
April 4, 2012

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 w...

By Z. Honig,   April 4, 2012
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