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Benefits of renewable energy vary from place to place

A new study finds the environmental benefits of renewable power generation vary significantly, depending on the nature of the conventional power generation that the renewable energy is offsetting. The researchers hope the work will help target future renewable energy investments in places where they can do the most good. Read Full Article Here For more…

Solar cells: Mapping the landscape of Caesium based inorganic halide perovskites

Scientists have printed and explored different compositions of caesium based halide perovskites. In a temperature range between room temperature and 300 Celsius, they observe structural phase transitions influencing the electronic properties. The study provides a quick and easy method to assess new compositions of perovskite materials in order to identify candidates for applications in thin…

How to design organic solar cell materials

Scientists have recently scrutinized organic solar cells and derived design rules for light-absorbing dyes that can help to make these cells more efficient, while tailoring the absorption spectrum of the cells to the needs of the chosen application. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Energy News — ScienceDaily

Turning streetwear into solar power plants

Researchers have developed a material that works like a luminescent solar concentrator and can even be applied to textiles. This opens up numerous possibilities for producing energy directly where it is needed, i.e. in the use of everyday electronics. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Energy News — ScienceDaily

Teaching an old spectroscope new tricks

Researchers have improved a method for probing semiconducting crystals with light to detect defects and impurities. The details of their ‘omnidirectional photoluminescence (ODPL) spectroscopy’ set-up could help improve the fabrication of materials for electric cars and solar cells. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Energy News — ScienceDaily

Team extracts more energy from sunlight with advanced solar panels

Researchers working to maximize solar panel efficiency said layering advanced materials atop traditional silicon is a promising path to eke more energy out of sunlight. A new study shows that by using a precisely controlled fabrication process, researchers can produce multilayered solar panels with the potential to be 1.5 times more efficient than traditional silicon…

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