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Highly conductive, undoped oxide film will help solar cells harness more sunlight

By Jessica McMathis / March 5, 2015

Researchers from the University of Luxembourg and Japanese electronics company TDK report that they’ve developed a conductive oxide film that boasts increased infrared transparency and creates a higher current.

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Carbon nanotube solar funnel as powerful solar array

By / September 13, 2010

This filament containing about 30 million carbon nanotubes absorbs energy from the sun as photons and then re-emits photons of lower energy, creating the fluorescence seen here. The red regions indicate highest energy intensity, and green and blue are lower intensity. (Credit: Geraldine Paulus/MIT.) MIT News reports that chemical engineers have devised a way to…

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Photovoltaic implant gives sight to the blind

By / December 30, 2009

Researchers at Stanford University recently announced that they have developed a new artificial retina implant that uses photovoltaic power and could help the blind see. The problem with previous implants was that there was no way send power to the chip in order to process light and data inside the eye. Now, miniature photovoltaic cells…

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Efficient solar from a carbon nanotube

By / September 18, 2009

Technology Review reported that researchers at Cornell University have made a photovoltaic cell out of a single-walled carbon nanotube. They claim it is more energy efficient than conventional photovoltaics. The group hopes their work will eventually lead the use of SWNTs to make ultra-efficient solar cells and highly sensitive photon detectors. “The main limiting factor…

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Daniel Nocera makes more news with electrolysis gains

By / February 15, 2009

Back in August, we noted the work Daniel Nocera a professor of chemistry at MIT, who is leading has developed an unprecedented electrolysis process that uses the sun’s energy to split water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen gases. The gases can then be stored and later run through a fuel cell to produce electricity as…

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