Pliable, textile-based solar cells could enable truck tarps to produce the electricity consumed by the driver when underway, or to power electronic systems used to locate trailers in shipping terminals.
Adding a third ingredient to the light-capturing layer of an emerging solar cell technology can significantly improve all aspects of its energy-harvesting performance, according to researchers.
Solar cells and light-sensing technologies could be made more efficient by taking advantage of an unusual property that results from deformations and defects in their structures.
DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions has announced DuPont Fortasun solar silicones — a product line that features sealants, adhesives, potting agents, encapsulants and electrically conductive adhesives.
A PhD student from Loughborough University has helped shed light (no pun intended) on a solar panel puzzle that could lead to more efficient devices being developed.
Researchers have discovered that caffeine can increase the efficiency of perovskite solar cells, enhancing their thermal stability and ability to convert light to electricity.
Scientists used a process called singlet fission to produce and extend the life of harvestable light-generated electrons.
A newly synthesised molecule assembles itself into a monolayer which can cover a variety of surfaces and can function as a hole-transporting material in a perovskite solar cell.
Researchers have developed a permanent, wireless self-charging platform for low-power wearable electronics by converting near-infrared band irradiation to electrical energy.
Materials scientists have developed a highly efficient thin-film solar cell that generates more energy from sunlight than typical solar panels, thanks to its double-layer design.
Flakes of phosphorene, a 2D form of phosphorus only a few atoms thick, are being used to boost the energy capacity of dye-sensitised solar cells.
Magellan Power's Solar Gate combines hardware and software to control and prevent the export of solar power to the grid.
STMicroelectronics has devised a smart solar hybrid LED streetlight system, developed as a pilot project and implemented in the car park at one of its campuses.
Researchers have busted a 20-year-old myth surrounding solar cell production, finding that previous assumptions about the chemical processes involved are inaccurate.
Researchers have made significant efficiency improvements to the technology used to generate solar fuels, involving the direct conversion of energy from sunlight into a usable fuel.