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Nanomaterials to boost solar cell efficiencies
Two new solar cell designs are using light-directing nanomaterials to develop thin-film solar cells with record-breaking conversion efficiencies.
May 16 2008 12:21PM
Google beams cash into solar power
Google has stepped up its commitment to solar power with an investment of US$10 million in local company BrightSource Energy..
May 16 2008 7:30AM
'Lego' design promises cheap solar cells
Researchers at a Dutch university have devised a method of "substantially improving" the production of relatively inexpensive dye-sensitised solar cells..
Mar 25 2008 2:38PM
Boffins promise inkjet-built solar panels
Researchers at Konarka Technologies have demonstrated a new method of manufacturing solar cells using highly efficient inkjet printing techniques..
Mar 11 2008 3:51PM
Researchers claim solar cell breakthrough
An international research collaboration has developed a technology that could dramatically improve the efficiency of solar cells..
Mar 4 2008 3:32PM
Boffins boost solar cell efficiency
A team of US researchers has developed an anode coating strategy which they claim significantly enhances the efficiency of solar energy power conversion..
Feb 26 2008 7:07AM
Boffins break solar energy conversion record
Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories and Stirling Energy Systems have set a new record for solar energy conversion with a solar-to-grid system net conversion efficiency of 31.25 percent..
Feb 15 2008 8:14AM
UK boffins warm to cheaper solar power
A team of researchers led by experts at Durham University has announced plans for one of the UK's largest ever research projects into photovoltaic solar energy.
Jan 15 2008 1:44PM
Nanostructure film promises solar breakthrough
Two nanotech methods for engineering solar cell materials are showing "particular promise", US academics reported today..
Jan 10 2008 7:31AM
Boffin boosts solar cell size 100-fold
A researcher at Israel's Bar-Ilan University has created a solar cell 100 times bigger than previous designs using nano-based methods..
Jan 9 2008 2:51PM
Boffins warm to super-efficient solar cells
A newly discovered material, dubbed 'nano flakes', could revolutionise the transformation of solar energy to electricity..
Dec 21 2007 6:59AM
Sanyo looks to solar power and batteries
Sanyo has announced plans to double its annual investment in solar power and rechargeable batteries, according to reports from Japan..
Nov 21 2007 7:04AM
Bright future predicted for solar power
A new report has suggested that the booming photovoltaic (PV) cell industry could supply up to 20 percent of the total energy needs of the United States.
Aug 9 2007 2:38PM
Solar cells break efficiency record
Researchers at the University of Delaware (UD) have developed a solar cell that can convert sunlight to power with 42.8 percent efficiency – a new record.
Aug 2 2007 5:13PM
Boffins build printable solar panels
Boffins at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have developed an inexpensive solar cell that can be painted or printed on flexible plastic sheets.
Jul 23 2007 2:20PM
Boffins unveil tandem solar cell
Global team boosts efficiency of solar energy cells.
Jul 17 2007 1:58PM
Astronomers find water on planet beyond solar system
But not a drop to drink.
Jul 16 2007 5:13AM
Aussie boffins boost solar cell efficiency
Australian scientists promise cheaper and more effective panels.
May 7 2007 10:34AM
Boffins join quantum dots for cheaper solar panels
US scientists produce 'mega-molecules' of semiconducting materials.
May 4 2007 2:39PM
Solar cell revolution boosts efficiency to 40 percent
Best ever sunlight to power conversion.
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