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Battery-free Game Boy runs forever

Researchers develop first-ever battery-free, energy-harvesting, interactive device. And it looks and feels like a retro 8-bit Nintendo Game Boy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Energy News — ScienceDaily

New understanding of electrolyte additives will improve dye-sensitized solar cells

Dye-sensitised solar cells could perform better thanks to improved understanding of additives in optimizing electrolytes. Researchers have determined that the molecules 4-tert-butylpyridine (tBP) and 1-methyl-benzimidazole (NMBI) can play an integral role in suppressing recombination losses and maximizing efficiency. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Energy News — ScienceDaily

Molecule to store solar energy developed

Researchers have developed a molecule that absorbs energy from sunlight 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. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Energy News — ScienceDaily

New insights for sun-gathering technologies

Researchers are taking a page from Nature’s lesson book. Inspired by the way plants and other photosynthetic organisms collect and use the sun’s radiant energy, they hope to develop technologies that harvest sunlight and store it as carbon-free or carbon-neutral fuels. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Energy News — ScienceDaily

Converting solar energy to hydrogen fuel, with help from photosynthesis

Global economic growth comes with increasing demand for energy, but stepping up energy production can be challenging. Recently, scientists have achieved record efficiency for solar-to-fuel conversion, and now they want to incorporate the machinery of photosynthesis to push it further. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Energy News — ScienceDaily

Efficient low-cost system for producing power at night

Researchers have designed an off-grid, low-cost modular energy source that can efficiently produce power at night. The system uses commercially available technology and could eventually help meet the need for nighttime lighting in urban areas or provide lighting in developing countries. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Energy News — ScienceDaily

For solar boom, scrap silicon for this promising mineral

Engineers have found that photovoltaic wafers in solar panels with all-perovskite structures outperform photovoltaic cells made from state-of-the-art crystalline silicon, as well as perovskite-silicon tandem cells, which are stacked pancake-style cells that absorb light better. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Energy News — ScienceDaily

‘Fool’s gold’ may be valuable after all

In a breakthrough new study, scientists and engineers have electrically transformed the abundant and low-cost non-magnetic material iron sulfide, also known as ‘fool’s gold’ or pyrite, into a magnetic material. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Energy News — ScienceDaily

Breakthrough method for predicting solar storms

Extensive power outages and satellite blackouts that affect air travel and the internet are some of the potential consequences of massive solar storms. These storms are believed to be caused by the release of enormous amounts of stored magnetic energy due to changes in the magnetic field of the sun’s outer atmosphere – something that…

Scientists boost stability and efficiency of next-gen solar tech

Researchers have created next-generation solar modules with high efficiency and good stability. Made using a type of material called perovskites, these solar modules can maintain a high performance for over 2000 hours. Their findings have brightened prospects of commercialization. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Energy News — ScienceDaily

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