Solar Cells

Breakthrough in Thin-Film Solar Cells

Breakthrough in Thin-Film Solar Cells

Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have recently reported a breakthrough in their search for more efficient thin-film solar cells. Such cells could help create better solar receptors, improving both capacity and utilization of current devices – ...

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Fool’s Gold in Solar Cells

Fool’s Gold in Solar Cells

Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley are developing new solar cells based on pyrite, otherwise known as fool’s gold. Fool’s gold is four or five times more plentiful than the silicon most commonly used in solar cells and ...

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Better Plastic Solar Cells

Michael Gratzel, a chemistry professor from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, in Switzerland and Peng Wang, a professor at the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences have recently been able to create new, efficient dye-sensitized solar ...

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Solar Ark

Solar Ark

Sanyo’s Solar Ark, located in the Gifu Prefecture at the center of Japan, is a 315m-wide (1033 feet), 37m-tall (121 feet) solar photovoltaic power generation facility. Its design was inspired “by the vision of an ark embarking on a journey ...

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Solar Tree Lights Up The Streets

Solar Tree Lights Up The Streets

On October 8th 2007, the innovative Solar Tree project was presented for the first time in front of “MAK” Museum of Applied and Contemporary Arts in Vienna, Austria. This urban lighting project was produced and developed by the Artemide and ...

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Improved e-Jet Printing

Improved e-Jet Printing

Scientists at the University of Illinois have developed a technology that provides higher resolution and more versatility in e-jet printing. As opposed to conventional ink-jet printers, where heat or mechanical vibrations are used to mobilize the ink stream, e-jet printers ...

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New Generation of Solar Cells

Over the past year, First Solar, a firm based in Phoenix, Arizona, has significantly expanded its activity worldwide and has brought its new solar-power technology to the forefront of the media’s attention. Solar power systems are still considered extremely expensive ...

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