Total, Google develops Solar Mapper, A Tool for Estimating the Solar Energy Potential

Total and Google Cloud is jointly developing an innovative tool, Solar Mapper, which aims to accelerate the deployment of solar panels for individuals (B2C) by providing an accurate and rapid estimate of the solar energy potential of their homes, first in Europe and then worldwide. Solar Mapper uses brand-new artificial intelligence algorithms that provide better results than […]

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Researchers at Linköping University develops molecule to store solar energy

Researchers at Linköping University have developed a molecule that absorbs solar energy and stores it in chemical bonds. A possible long-term use of the molecule is to capture solar energy efficiently and store it for later consumption. The Earth receives many times more energy from the sun than we humans can use. This energy is […]

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Standalone device makes clean fuel from sunlight, water: Study

Researchers have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional components or electricity. The device, developed by a team from the University of Cambridge in the UK, is a significant step toward achieving artificial photosynthesis – a process mimicking the ability of plants to […]

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IIT Madras researchers finds new material that split Water into Hydrogen and Oxygen using Solar Power

IIT Madras researchers have discovered a new material to effectively split Water into Hydrogen and Oxygen using Solar Power. This research is expected to create a renewed interest in solar fuels domain, which can potentially bring the conversion and storage part in a single system, thereby reducing the cost per kWh of solar energy. The […]

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Researchers at NREL Points to Strategies for Recycling of Solar Panels

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have conducted the first global assessment into the most promising approaches to end-of-life management for solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. PV modules have a 30-year lifespan. There is currently no plan for how to manage this at end of their lifespan. The volume of modules no longer needed […]

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This Environment-Friendly Inexpensive Compound Shows Promise for Solar Cell Use

 A widespread transition to solar energy will depend heavily on reliable, safe, and affordable technology like batteries for energy storage and solar cells for energy conversion. At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, researchers are focused heavily on both parts of that equation. In research published today in Advanced Functional Materials, a team of engineers, material scientists, and physicists […]

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Australian scientists develops Semi-transparent solar cells that are “gamechanger”

Australian scientists have developed semi-transparent solar cells that can be incorporated into window glass and are “gamechanger” that could transform architecture, urban planning and electricity generation. The researchers – led by Professor Jacek Jasieniak from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (Exciton Science) and Monash University – have succeeded in producing next-gen perovskite […]

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solar power generation can be improved with a clear semiconductor based on tin

Mobility is a key parameter for semiconductor performance and relates to how quickly and easily electrons can move inside a substance. Researchers have achieved the highest mobility among thin films of tin dioxide ever reported. This high mobility could allow engineers to create thin and even transparent tin dioxide semiconductors for use in next-generation LED […]

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Physicists develops an approach to increase performance of solar energy

Experimental condensed matter physicists in the Department of Physics at the University of Oklahoma have developed an approach to circumvent a major loss process that currently limits the efficiency of commercial solar cells. Solar cells convert the sun’s energy into electricity and are the main component of solar panels and many types of electrical devices […]

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Fish gills used to develop efficient low-cost electrocatalysts for rechargeable batteries

Scientists at the Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali, an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, have recently come up with an efficient, low-cost electro-catalyst from fish gills that can help develop environmentally friendly energy conversion devices. This bio-inspired carbon nanostructure can help overcome the bottleneck in […]

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