Transparent solar modules finally a reality?

A team of researchers from the University of Michigan developed a new type of solar concentrator that if integrated in a window not only generates solar power but also allows people to see through. Th...

Revolutionary solar cells act like lasers

Solar cells based on silicon as those installed on our roofs operate with an efficiency of about 20% to convert sunlight into electrical energy; It took over 20 years to achieve this rate of return. A...

Satellites: solar panels that double as antenna

The EPFL researchers managed to merge antennas and solar cells in a mixed device that promises unprecedented efficiency, this is the first step towards the development of more compact and lighter sate...

Solar PV roof: installation costs go down

Installers know that mounting solar panels on the roof proves to be a difficult task, often tedious, especially where facilities have a strong constraint on the roofs. To overcome these and other draw...

Recyclable solar cells designed from wood

The solar cell works like a plant leaf, catching the sunlight before converting them into energy. So like, it can now be partially designed from wood. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technolog...

Ultrathin solar cells record efficiency of 10.7%

Using 100 times less material than conventional technologies, active photovoltaic material of only two micrometers, the Institute of Microengineering EPFL obtained an efficiency of 10.7% for a solar c...