New method for converting solar energy into electrical power using photo-bioelectrochemical cells

A new paradigm for the development of photo-bioelectrochemical cells has been developed.

Researchers use neutrons to gain insight into battery inefficiency

Lithium ions are depleted as a battery charges and are also lost to the formation of a thin coating on a battery’s anode. Researchers used powerful neutron science facilities to try to understand the dynamics behind this phenomenon.

Pushing the limits of solar cells

Scientists have introduced a new strategy for generating more efficient solar cells.

New research puts us closer to DIY spray-on solar cell technology

A new study puts us closer to do-it-yourself spray-on solar cell technology—promising third-generation solar cells utilizing a nanocrystal ink deposition that could make traditional expensive silicon-based solar panels a thing of the past.

New approaches for hybrid solar cells

Using a new procedure researchers can now produce extremely thin and robust, yet highly porous semiconductor layers. A very promising material — for small, lightweight, flexible solar cells, for example, or electrodes improving the performance of rechargeable batteries.

Green storage for green energy

Researchers have demonstrated a safe and affordable battery capable of storing energy from intermittent sources — like rooftop solar panels — that is suitable for the home.

New plastic solar cell minimizes loss of photon energy

Scientists demonstrate an unconventional means to achieve more efficient and robust conversion of solar energy into electricity.