solar cell efficiency

Tweaking solar cell can double its efficiency


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Doubling the amount of sunlight that a solar cell converts into electricity may be possible just by tweaking its tiny parts. The technology can boost solar ... Read more...

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New solar cell technology boosts efficiency of photovoltaics


April 30th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): The creation of a 3-D nanocone-based solar cell platform has allowed a team of scientists to boost the light-to-power conversion efficiency of photovoltaics by nearly 80 percent.The team ... Read more...

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Viruses can boost solar-cell efficiency: MIT study


April 26th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): MIT researchers have enlisted tiny viruses to help assemble solar cells and make significant improvements in their power-conversion efficiency.Graduate students Xiangnan Dang and Hyunjung Yi - working with ... Read more...

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Solar power goes viral for peak efficiency


April 26th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Scientists are now taking the help of genetically modified (GM) virus to substantially improve solar-cell efficiency.In a solar cell, sunlight hits a light-harvesting material, causing it ... Read more...

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New process improves solar cell efficiency by 20pc


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new process that improves the efficiency of polymer solar cells by 20 percent by increasing light absorption is the latest feat in solar technology, achieved by researchers ... Read more...

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First-of-its-kind microscope to lead to better solar cells


January 2nd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 2 (ANI): A team of scientists from the South Dakota State University (SDSU) are all set to build a first-of-its-kind microscope that could ultimately help in the development of better ... Read more...

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Newly developed thin films show promise for solar applications


September 9th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 9 (ANI): Researchers at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev in Israel have developed thin films that exhibit carrier multiplication (CM), which shows promise future solar applications.The films were ... Read more...

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Scientists achieve new record for solar cell efficiency


August 27th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, August 27 (ANI): A team of Australian and US researchers has set a new record for solar cell efficiency, by developing a multi-cell array that achieved an efficiency of 43 percent, ... Read more...

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Bismuth-based crystalline material can boost solar cell efficiency, chip design


February 20th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Physicists have discovered unusual electronic properties in a material that has potential to improve solar cell efficiency and computer chip design. They determined that a crystal made of bismuth, ... Read more...

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Scientists develop first silicon solar cell with 25 per cent efficiency


October 24th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): Scientists have developed the first silicon solar cell to achieve the groundbreaking milestone of 25 per cent efficiency.The solar cell has been developed by scientists at UNSWs ... Read more...

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Scientists develop world’s most efficient solar cells


October 24th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 24 (IANS) Australian scientists have created what is arguably the world's most efficient silicon solar cells. The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Photovoltaic Centre of Excellence already held ... Read more...

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Nanowires may help to boost solar cell efficiency


May 15th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Electrical engineers have created experimental solar cells spiked with nanowires that could lead to highly efficient thin-film solar cells of the future.According to a report in ENN ... Read more...

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