solar energy materials

Growing solar energy collectors from seed
Rice University chemical engineering graduate student Siraj Sidhik holds a container of 2D perovskite “seeds”
New material can store solar energy for months or years
(Image/Smaranda Marinescu) New material can store solar energy for months or years Lancaster University researchers
A new kind of aerogel can passively capture solar heat

Material developed at MIT can passively capture solar heat for home heating or industrial applications.

A photoelectrode has been developed that converts light energy 11 times more efficiently than previous methods

Scientists have developed a photoelectrode that can harvest 85 percent of visible light in a

Flexible solar panels can become part of clothing, window shades or wallpaper

In the very near future, recycling light energy may be easier than recycling any other

Inspired by art, lightweight solar cells track the sun

Solar cells capture up to 40 percent more energy when they can track the sun

Butterflies heat up the field of solar research with up to 50 percent increase

The humble butterfly could hold the key to unlocking new techniques to make solar energy

Nanowires give ‘solar fuel cell’ efficiency a tenfold boost

A solar cell that produces fuel rather than electricity. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology

Perovskite Solar Cells — What This Breakthrough Needs To Get To Market

Varun Sivaram, Samuel Stranks, and Henry Snaith have written an article for Scientific American about the

Scientists Get to the Heart of Fool’s Gold as a Solar Material

As the installation of photovoltaic solar cells continues to accelerate, scientists are looking for inexpensive

English: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Oct. 22, 2011) A view of solar panels being installed at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The solar farm is being installed to provide electricity for the ongoing expansion of Denich Gym at the naval station's Cooper Field sports complex. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Bill Mesta/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Taking the lead out of a promising solar cell

Environmentally friendly solar cell pushes forward the ‘next big thing in photovoltaics’ Northwestern University researchers

Dual-stage optics, consisting of a molded 2 X 2 cm primary lens and a secondary, 2 mm ball lens (inset) focus incident sunlight by more than one thousand times.
Industry experts project solar energy electricity generation costs can be lower than coal, natural gas, and nuclear

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign use a printing process to assemble tiny

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Energy breakthrough uses sun to create solar energy materials

In a recent advance in solar energy, researchers have discovered a way to tap the