Protein-based solar cell handles variable light better

Protein-based photoelectrochemical cell produces a direct current under continuous light but a novel alternating current under discontinuous illumination.

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A little on a lot versus a lot on a little – the printing revolution

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Roll-to-roll printing gives organic electronics a competitive edge.

Improving large area CVD

Standing wave trick may remedy non-uniform discharge problem in large-area VHF PECVD.

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Assessing printing technologies for polymer solar cells

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Danish scientists analyze advantages and disadvantages of the most promising printing technologies for metal back electrodes used in polymer solar cells.

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Nanoparticles for improved electrical conductivity

Nano-particles for improved electrical conductivity

Scientists at the INM are exploring new routes to flexible and transparent coatings that conduct electricity particularly well.

Coating powers Nuna7 to sizzling race victory

Nuna7 wint de World Solar Challenge 2013

Coating technology developed by AkzoNobel’s Sikkens paint brand has helped power the Dutch Nuna7 solar vehicle to victory in this year’s World Solar Challenge.

Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics most downloaded article of the year

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Review on graphene/polymer composites for energy applications scores more downloads than any other article so far this year.

Improving solar cell design through photocatalysis

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Chinese group show semiconductors can improve efficiency of photocatalysis, with potential in turn for better solar cells.

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Ascent Solar agree joint venture with Suqian government

Agreement covers a multi-faceted, three-phase project over the next six years for producing CIGS technology.

Spicing up solar power

The photomontage shows how the Fraunhofer IAO building in Stuttgart could be fitted with an “efficient design” solar façade. Image copyright Fraunhofer IOF.

With the help of thin-film technologies, researchers have now been able to turn solar cells into colorful creations.