Developing transparent solar concentrators

Yimu Zhao, a doctoral student in chemical engineering and materials science, and Richard Lunt, assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science, run a test in Lunt’s lab. Lunt and his team have developed a new material that can be placed over windows and create solar energy. Photo by G.L. Kohuth.

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of transparent solar concentrator.

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Silicon carbide finds its place (in a nuclear reactor)

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Toshiba and IBIDEN unveil a prototype silicon carbide fuel assembly cover for use in nuclear power stations.

High-capacity battery uses only organic ingredients

American researchers design organic battery intended for deployment in power stations.

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MIT researchers break QD solar cell efficiency record

Researcher displays a sample of the record-setting new solar cell on the MIT campus. Photo courtesy of Chia-Hao Chuang.

Rate of improvement of quantum dot devices is one of the most rapid seen for a solar technology.

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Cobalt boron alloyed cast material

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Development of cobalt and boron alloyed steel with more resistance at high temperatures avoids CO2 emission and increases the efficiency of power plants.

Atomically thin solar cells

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Ultrathin layers made of tungsten and selenium may be used as flexible, semi-transparent solar cells.

The BOSCO Solar Cell: Double-Sided Collection and Bifacial Operation

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg, Germany has developed a new solar cell structure for crystalline silicon.

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Why are halide perovskites so good in solar cells?

A research group has uncovered the unique structural, electronic, optical, and defect properties of halide peroveskites.

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Testing solar collectors from the Zugspitze to the Negev Desert

From the German Zugspitze to Israel’s Negev desert, researchers at Fraunhofer ISE are investigating the aging of solar collectors and components under extreme climate conditions. Image copyright Fraunhofer ISE.

Researchers from the Fraunhofer ISE have been investigating the effects of extreme environments on solar collectors.

Outdoor operational stability of polymer solar modules

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ITO-free large-area organic solar cell modules were operated in outdoor conditions over 1 year simultaneously in India and Denmark.

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