solar cell

One micron thick solar cells and three micron thick OLED displays

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

The bendy solar cells could power wearable electronics like fitness trackers and smart glasses.

Nanoscale discovery could push perovskite solar cells to 31% efficency

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

The efficiency at which solar cells convert photons to electricity has increased more rapidly for perovskite than any other material to date.

Cooling and time in the dark preserves perovskite solar power

Posted in Science on 21st May, 2016
by Alex Muller

A research breakthrough potentially removing one roadblock to commercialization for this promising technology.

Giant wave-riding platform design puts solar power out to sea

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Solar energy has a great potential, but among the factors hindering its general application is that suitable land is not always available.

Photovoltaics and electrochemical cell combine to advance solar

Posted in Science on 26th Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

Silicon solar cells are hampered by the fact that they only deliver power when the sun is shining and their efficiency falls off markedly at temperatures over 100 C.