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The National Institute for Materials Science has developed a method for manufacturing perovskite materials with a wider absorption spectrum, enhancing efficiency compared to conventional methods.
Date: 11/02/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Scientists from the American Chemical Society are developing a unique, "green" antenna that could potentially double the efficiencies of certain kinds of solar cells and make them more affordable.
Date: 08/18/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
As the government embarks on an ambitious renewables program, researchers seek technology solutions suited to India’s unique conditions.
Date: 08/12/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers at Ohio State University have reached a new milestone with their solar air battery by achieving a 20 percent energy savings over traditional lithium-iodine batteries.
Date: 08/04/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers make important step towards a solar cell that generates hydrogen as a form of clean fuel.
Date: 07/21/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The research group at the NIMS Photovoltaic Materials Unit achieved 15% energy conversion efficiency in perovskite solar cells for the first time certified at an international public test center.
Date: 06/25/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Chemists at UCLA have discovered a way to store energy from sunlight for up to several weeks, instead of the microseconds found in today's rooftop solar panels.
Date: 06/23/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Low-cost technology is already improving the quality of life in rural, off-grid communities.
Date: 05/28/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
In its first six months of existence, the world’s first solar road is performing even better than developers thought.
Date: 05/12/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Solar energy is fast becoming a 'least-cost' option for U.S. utilities. Declining technology costs, policy support and retail rate levels are cited as contributing factors.
Date: 05/08/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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