Scientists develop a new, highly efficient solar cell

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New solar cell is capable of collecting nearly half of all direct sunlight it receives Scientists from the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science have designed a new solar cell that may be one of the most efficient of its kind. The prototype solar cell is comprised of several cell stacks that are incorporated into a single device. According to researchers, the device is capable of collecting nearly all of the energy potential from the solar spectrum. Researchers note that the solar cell is capable of converting…

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Researchers develop solar cells to power pacemakers

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Research team has developed a system of solar cells designed to provide energy to medical implants When many people think of “solar energy,” they often envision solar panels installed on rooftops or large solar farms. Rarely, however, do people think that solar power can be used for more than just providing electricity to a home or business. A team of researchers from the Bern University Hospital and the University of Bern are working to change this. The team has developed a new solar device that can be used to power…

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Tesla and Panasonic to develop more solar energy products next year

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Tesla forms a new deal with Panasonic Tesla Motors has announced that it will be working more closely with Panasonic in the solar energy space. Together, the companies will begin work on manufacturing photovoltaic cells and modules. Plans to do so were first outlined two months ago, when the companies signed a non-binding letter of intent. Per the letter of intent, the companies aim to use their new photovoltaic cells to provide power for Tesla’s energy storage solutions, the Powerwall and Powerpack. New facility to be built in Buffalo, New…

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Tesla shows off its new solar energy solution

Tesla continues to break into the solar energy market with new glass tiles Acclaimed automaker Tesla has very ambitious plans for clean transportation, but this may pale in comparison to the company’s new efforts in the solar energy market. The company has unveiled a new range of textured glass tiles. What sets these glass tiles apart from others is that they are affixed with solar cells. Moreover, these solar cells are almost indistinguishable from their conventional counterparts. This makes gives them a type of “camouflage” quality, which could make them…

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Researchers discover new way to use solar energy and bacteria to produce electricity

Research team develops new biological-solar cell leveraging the power of common bacteria Researchers from Birmingham University have made new progress in using bacteria to generate electrical power. For the first time ever, the research team has managed to connect nine biological-solar cells with a solar panel. Doing so allowed the team to generate the most electrical power ever generated by a small-scale biological-solar cell, highlighting a new milestone in energy production through the use of bacteria and solar energy. New solar cell could be an effective energy solution for various…

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New graphene solar panels generate power from rain

Scientists are developing graphene solar cells that can also use rain to produce electricity. A team of Chinese researchers from the Ocean University of China in Qingdao have made a breakthrough with graphene and solar panels. They believe that it is possible to harness power from rain via solar cells through a simple chemical reaction that would involve using sheets of graphene to separate the positively charged ions in rain, which would result in electricity generation. The study was published in the journal Angewandte Chemie. The chemical reaction is what…

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Market Study on Global Solar Cells And Modules Consumption 2016: MarketResearchReports.Biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Global Solar Cells And Modules Consumption 2016 Market Research Report” to its database. The Global Solar Cells and Modules Consumption 2016 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Solar Cells and Modules market. First, the report provides a basic overview of the Solar Cells and Modules industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. And development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures. Secondly, the report states the…

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Market Overview of Global Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS/CIS) Solar Cells Module Consumption 2016: MarketResearchReports.biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Global Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS/CIS) Solar Cells Module Consumption 2016 Market Research Report” to its database. The Global Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS/CIS) Solar Cells Module Consumption 2016 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS/CIS) Solar Cells Module market. First, the report provides a basic overview of the Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS/CIS) Solar Cells Module industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. And development policies and…

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Europe: Market of Solar Cells, Photodiodes and Phototransistors: MarketResearchReports.biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Europe: market of solar cells, photodiodes and phototransistors” to its database. This report presents a strategic analysis of the solar cells, photodiodes and phototransistors market in Europe and a forecast for its development in the medium term. It provides a comprehensive overview of the market, its dynamics, structure, characteristics, main players, trends, growth and demand drivers, etc. The purpose of the report is to describe the state of the solar cells, photodiodes and phototransistors market in Europe, to present actual and retrospective information…

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Science breakthrough could result in cheaper solar power

Molecules that contain iron could capture energy from sunlight. Swedish researchers from Lund University have discovered a new method for capturing energy from sunlight that involves the use of molecules that contain iron, and their discovery may lead to cheaper and more eco-friendly solar power applications. The researchers have produced an iron-based dye capable of transforming sunlight into electrons. Researchers from Lund University’s Chemistry Department collaborated with Uppsala University, and successfully produced an iron-based dye that can convert light into electrons with almost 100 percent efficiency. According to a press…

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Panasonic claims solar panel efficiency top spot over SolarCity

Panasonic has announced a new solar module prototype that has set a new world record. The Japanese electronics giant has revealed only days after U.S. green energy company SolarCity announced that its forthcoming rooftop solar panels will be the most efficient in the world, that it has produced a new solar module prototype based on mass-production technology, that is even more efficient than SolarCity’s panels. Both companies have created new records for solar energy panel efficiency. Last Friday, SolarCity announced that it had made a breakthrough in solar panel technology…

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Global Solar Cells Industry 2015 Market Trends, Regulations And Competitive Landscape Report: Research Report by MarketResearchReports.biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Global Solar Cells Industry 2015 Market Research Report” to its database.     The Global Solar Cells Industry 2015 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Solar Cells industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure.The Solar Cells market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as…

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New solar panel concept inspired by Japanese paper-cutting art

The new concept could maximize the efficiency of solar cells. Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a new type of solar panel that looks somewhat like a lattice with the ability to stretch like an accordion, which enables it to capture more energy from the sun by tilting along the sun’s trajectory. The inspiration for the design came from Japanese paper-cutting art known as Kirigami. These solar cells can capture energy that is otherwise lost by traditional PV panels. One of the main problems with conventional solar arrays…

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Perovskite cells help make solar energy less expensive

Emerging technology is helping lower the cost of solar power New technology could mean a major decrease in the cost of solar energy and make this form of clean power a more attractive investment. A new study from the Northwestern University and the Department of Energy suggests that perovskite cells show major promise for the solar power sector. The study notes that these cells can repay their energy costs more than 10 times faster than conventional solar cells, which are typically based on silicon. Perovskite cells are also somewhat more…

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Solar energy generation improved by new method

American researchers have found a way to increase low-energy infrared protons to enable them to produce power inside PV cells. A recently published study revealed that researchers from the University of California Riverside (UCR), have discovered a new and innovative approach to solar energy that could significantly boost the quantity of light that is available to traditional solar panels; a method that could take infrared light, which is currently inaccessible, and transform it into visible light. The new technique could make current solar panels up to 30% more efficient. The…

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New solar cell can efficiently produce hydrogen fuel

Researchers develop new solar cell that produces fuel instead of energy Researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology and the FOM Foundation have made a breakthrough in developing a prototype solar cell that produces fuel rather than electrical power. The solar cell represents a new way to produce hydrogen fuel, which can be used by fuel cell systems to generate electricity. Finding new ways to produce hydrogen has become an important endeavor, as fuel cells begin to gain strong support in numerous industries. Solar cell is made up of gallium…

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