Posts Tagged ‘solar cells’
Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories have developed a glitter size photovoltaic cell that has the efficiency of a normal silicon cell. Using about 100 times less silicon, the new cells are able to produce the same amount of electricity as conventional solar cells.
Scientists from the Cornell University have created the basic element of a solar cell made from carbon nanotubes, that proves to be more much more efficient at transforming the energy from the sun into electricity.
A “green” Jerusalem company called GreenSun has developed colorful solar panels that don’t need direct sunlight to work, capturing different parts of the sun’s light spectrum. The company claims that its highly-efficient solar panels will cost less than a dollar per watt to manufacture, in comparison with a conventional solar which cost more than $4 [...]
Mitsubishi Electric released ten new series of photovoltaic modules, five for Europe and the other five for the American/Asian region, that have higher output power and more bus bars.
Milan Karki, a young inventor who comes from a village in rural Nepal, has created a new type of solar panel made from human hair, which could provide the world with green and cheap electricity.
Plastic Material That Could Convert Light to Electricity Could Have a Big Impact on Solar TechnologyWednesday, August 5, 2009 9:03 1 Comment
Scientists the world over are striving to develop organic solar cells that can be produced easily and inexpensively as thin films that could be widely used to generate electricity.
The burning hot sun at the equator is a far cry from the weak sunlight that reaches higher latitudes. To make the most of such different conditions you need specially tailored solar cells, according to UK firm Quantasol.
The company Solaroad Technologies claims to have invented new kind of solar cells for highways that can generate power even at night by converting light from headlights of cars into energy. Electrawall, as the system has been named, also stores what it collects in batteries. The inventor claims a million feet of his collectors could [...]
A team of researchers at the University of Illinois has developed a new way to print flexible, semitransparent and ultrathin cells on cloth, plastic or any other materials. When this technology will be a success, it may provide the solar industry with alternatives to the fixed installations that are common today: cells may be printed [...]
Recently, researchers have created a news method that could increase the efficiency of solar cells. The new material that they have created could capture every color of the rainbow. In comparison with other materials, which catch a small fraction of the potential energy and a small range of light frequencies, the new material can capture [...]