Posts Tagged ‘solar cells’

Glitter-Size Photovoltaic Cells Prove as Efficient as Conventional Silicon Cells

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 13:43 No Comments

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.

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More Efficient Solar Cells Made From Carbon Nanotubes

Monday, September 21, 2009 18:04 No Comments

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.

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Highly-Efficient Solar Panels Don’t Need Direct Sun

Friday, September 18, 2009 7:46 1 Comment

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 [...]

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Upgraded High-Output Solar Panels from Mitsubishi Electric

Thursday, September 17, 2009 11:36 1 Comment

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.

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Cheap Solar Panels Made from Human Hair

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 8:59 5 Comments

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.

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Plastic Material That Could Convert Light to Electricity Could Have a Big Impact on Solar Technology

Wednesday, 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.

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Highly Efficient Solar Cells are Tailored to Suit their Location

Friday, July 3, 2009 0:57 No Comments

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.

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Solar Modules for Highways Generates Power Even at Night

Thursday, May 28, 2009 4:57 No Comments

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 [...]

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A way to print flexible solar cells onto any material

Friday, May 1, 2009 8:35 No Comments

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 [...]

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Every Color of the Rainbow Could Be Captured By The New Material!

Monday, October 20, 2008 0:39 No Comments

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 [...]

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