Tag Archives: solar

Solar Cell Reaches World Record Efficiency of 44.7%

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Soitec, CEA-Leti and the Helmholtz Center Berlin jointly announced today having achieved a new world record for the conversion of sunlight into…

Aussie scientists print flexible solar panels

Australian scientists have found a way to print large but extremely lightweight and flexible solar panels like money. World-leading scientists at the CSIRO said the A3-sized panels, which are created…

Soon, Solar Panels as Cheap as Paint: Plasmonic-Enhanced Organic Photovoltaic Materials

One of the more promising efforts, which Gan is working on, involves the use of plasmonic-enhanced organic photovoltaic materials. The cost to manufacture, install and maintain solar panels is so…

Solar3D Announces Patent Protection For Concept

  Solar3D, the developer of a 3-dimensional solar cell technology to maximize the conversion of sunlight into electricity, has announced that the company has filed a patent application to protect…

Space-Based Solar Farms Power Up

It would solve our energy needs overnight. But with huge technological and financial challenges, can space-based solar power ever take off? “Ex-Nasa scientist seeks visionary billionaire to help change the…

US takes India to WTO over solar cell imports

The US has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against India’s national solar policy saying it “discriminates” against US products. The US has alleged that India requires…

MIT Energy Storage Discovery Could Lead to ‘Unlimited’ Solar Power

  Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have discovered a new way of storing energy from sunlight that could lead to ‘unlimited’ solar power. The process, loosely based on plant photosynthesis, uses…

The world can be powered by alternative energy, using today’s technology, in 20-40 years, says Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson

A new study – co-authored by Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson and UC-Davis researcher Mark A. Delucchi – analyzing what is needed to convert the world’s energy supplies to clean…