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    Research Advances Solar Technology

    Recent solar research is bringing down the cost of solar as well as increasing efficiencies. It is also expanding the use of solar in ways that can help solve environmental problems, like the need for clean drinking water. Here we present the...
  • Efficiency Record

    New Efficiency Record Set for Large-Area CIGS Solar Module

    MiaSolé, a manufacturer of lightweight, flexible, thin-film photovoltaic solar panels announced that the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has independently confirmed a 17.44 [DP1] percent aperture area efficiency on a...
  • A solar farm of photovoltaic panels with a heat-driven seawater desalination system beneath each panel could co-generate renewable electricity and fresh water in arid coastal areas CREDIT2019 Wenbin Wang
  • The molecule captures energy from the sun and releases it later as heat Illustration Yen StrandqvistChalmers

    Solar Window Film Helps to Regulate Indoor Air Temperature

    A window film with a specially designed molecule could be capable of taking the edge off the worst midday heat and instead distributing it evenly from morning to evening. The molecule has the unique ability to capture energy from the sun’s...
  • floating solar

    DNV GL Supports Singapore's 50 MW Floating Solar Project

    DNV GL has been contracted by PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, as technical advisor for the 50 MW floating solar photovoltaic (PV) project at the Tengeh Reservoir in Singapore. Once completed, the floating solar project will be one of...
  • Solar cell

    Solar Cells Made with Off-the-Shelf Components

    Multi-junction solar cells are both the most efficient type of solar cell on the market today and the most expensive type of solar cell to produce. In a proof-of-concept paper, researchers from North Carolina State University detail a new approach...
  • Various iterations of the experimental nanotube device Images captured by an atomic force microscope, and a scanning Kelvin probe microscope lower right Image2019 Iwasa et al

    Nanotubes Could Improve Solar Power and Imaging Technology

    Physicists discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates current in the presence of light. Devices such as optical sensors and infrared imaging chips are likely applications, which could be useful in fields such as automated transport and...
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