The Yang Yang Laboratory (UCLA) again made the headlines with a breakthrough research, this time in the form of a novel approach to produce low cost & high efficiency Perovskite solar cells.
Grossman Group came up with an annealing process that can be applied in large scale. The process results in 38% more photon absorption and four orders of magnitude reduction in resistance.
Salleo and McGehee groups from Stanford University Department of Materials Science and Engineering cooperated with multiple teams abroad for their latest project regarding how the electrons & holes split in organic solar cells.
This paper explains, in great detail, the reasons behind the 23% cost advantage Chinese PV factories had over American PV factories in the first half of 2012. Moreover, a near-future prediction is made based on current trends.
Even though it’s relative new, if you have read the Atwater Research Group review in our website, you must be familiar with plasmonics. Prof. Harry Atwater is the person who gave plasmonics its name.
A relatively new fact about polymer solar cells (aka plastic solar cells) is that the cells show improved performance when the material is less orderly.
The Javey Research Group demonstrates their work to apply Vapor Liquid Solid (VLS) technique, which is commonly used to create semiconductor nano-wires, to thin films.
Grossman Group created a computer simulation of a “one molecule thick” layer of Graphene with a “one molecule thick” layer of Molybdenum Disulfide.
This beautiful yacht is called Tûranor PlanetSolar. It’s a part of the PlanetSolar project with University of Geneve to have execute deep water expeditions. The name Tûranor is a reference to the J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings book and it means “The Power of the Sun”.
Throughout New York, people started to notice palm tree shaped mobile charging stations. These are free and, most importantly, solar powered charging stations.