photovoltaics

New Techniques for Solar Cells

New Techniques for Solar Cells

Material on a block polymer film separating into segregated pockets. Source: Argonne National Laboratory. Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois have developed an extension to atomic layer deposition techniques which could lead to improvements in solar cells and photonic ...

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Solar Powered Night Flight

Solar Impulse of Lausanne, Switzerland has successfully flown its solar-powered Solar Impulse HB-SIA plane at night. The plane remained in the air for 26 consecutive hours, including a full night span without using a drop of conventional fuel. Using solar ...

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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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