How to build efficient organic solar cells
16 July, 2018
Twenty-five researchers from seven research institutes have put their heads together to draw up rules for designing high-efficiency organic solar cells.
How gold nanoparticles could improve solar energy storage
12 July, 2018
Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods - opening the door to improved storage of solar energy and other advances that could boost renewable energy use and combat climate change, according to res ...
Conductive property of graphene, advancing promise of solar technology
10 July, 2018
Researchers have connected a graphene layer with two other atomic layers (molybdenum diselenide and tungsten disulfide) thereby extending the lifetime of excited electrons in graphene by several hundred times. The work may speed development of ultrathin and flexible solar cells with high efficiency.
Salt is key ingredient for cheaper and more efficient batteries
9 July, 2018
A new design of rechargeable battery, created using salt, could lead the way for greener energy. Researchers have designed the novel energy store which allows for greater power while also lasting longer than conventional batteries.
Solar power for UN refugee camp in Jordan
2 January, 2018
The largest solar plant ever built in a refugee camp went live in Jordan, providing clean and much-needed additional power to 80,000 Syrian refugees living in Jordan’s Za’atari camp.
31 May, 2017