Solar supercapacitor could power future of wearable sensors

A team of scientists led by an Indian-origin professor has developed a new solar powered supercapacitor that could help make future wearable technologies lighter and more energy-efficient. In a paper published in the journal Nano Energy, researchers from the University of Glasgow’s Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) group describe how they have developed a […]

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Scientists have discovered a sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have discovered a low-cost and sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria, that can harvest energy from light even under overcast skies. The cell, developed by researchers from University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, generated a current stronger than any previously recorded from such a device, […]

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Researchers Solve Major Challenge in Mass Production of Low-Cost Solar Cells

An international team of university researchers reports solving a major fabrication challenge for perovskite cells — the intriguing potential challengers to silicon-based solar cells. These crystalline structures show great promise because they can absorb almost all wavelengths of light. Perovskite solar cells are already commercialized on a small scale, but recent vast improvements in their […]

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Chinese scientists develops battery to store renewable energy

Chinese scientists have developed a lead carbon battery for storing power generated from solar panels and windmills and claimed that with such devices, the electricity supply is stable for use. An energy storage system with the batteries was piloted in Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in northeast China’s Liaoning Province, Xinhua news agency reported. There […]

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Scientists develops water based battery to store wind, solar energy

Scientists at Stanford University have developed a water based battery that could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy, which can be fed back into the electric grid and redistributed on high demand. The prototype manganese-hydrogen battery, described in the journal Nature Energy, stands just three inches tall and generates a mere […]

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Fraunhofer ISE, teamtechnik Show Industrial Maturity of Electrically Conductive Adhesives for Silicon Solar Cells

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and teamtechnik in a research report stated that it is now possible to connect high efficiency solar cells using electrically conductive adhesives in series production. The results of the joint research project “KleVer” show that the adhesive technology is ready for the market and can be used […]

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MicroLink Devices Achieves Certified 37.75 percent Solar Cell Power Conversion Efficiency

MicroLink Devices, Inc. has achieved a 37.75% power conversion efficiency from a three-junction epitaxial lift-off (ELO) thin-film solar cell. The device performance was officially certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and tested under the industry standard air mass 1.5 global (AM1.5G) simulated 1-Sun solar spectrum. The 37.75% efficiency is the highest reported for […]

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Scientists at NREL Demonstrates Remarkable Stability in Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) created an environmentally stable, high-efficiency perovskite solar cells, bringing the emerging technology a step closer to commercial deployment. Over the past decade, perovskites have rapidly evolved into a promising technology, now with the ability to convert about 23 percent of sunlight into electricity, […]

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Production of Solar Fuels Inches Closer with Discovery by Caltech Scientists

Caltech researchers have made a discovery that they say could lead to the economically viable production of solar fuels in the next few years. For years, solar-fuel research has focused on developing catalysts that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen using only sunlight. The resulting hydrogen fuel could be used to power motor vehicles, […]

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