Today’s Commercial Solar Panels. Almost all of commercially installed solar panels around the world are made from crystaline silicon. This material is then “doped” with various combination of rare earth metals. However the majority of the composition of solar cells is silicon.

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Cheap Solar Energy Should Be Our Ultimate Goal. Berkeley Lab’s Cyrus Wadia envisions bringing electricity to the 1.2 billion people now living without it. The technolog to make this happen has progressed considerably since he made this video but the goal has never been more important.

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Advancements in Hydrogen Storage & Solar Photovoltaics. One of the hottest new materials is a class of porous solids known as metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs. These man-made materials were introduced in the 1990s, and researchers around the world are working on ways to use them as molecular sponges for applications such as hydrogen storage, carbon […]

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A team of the Lomonosov MSU researchers in collaboration with their German colleagues from the Institute of Polymer Research in Dresden (Leibniz Institute) managed to find a molecule that, to their opinion, could give the impetus to the development of organic electronics.

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A Solar Powered Space Craft Heads To Jupiter Juno is the first solar powered spacecraft and it is designed to operate at Jupiter’s distance from the sun. At Jupiter, Juno receives 25x less sunlight than it would at Earth. Its three large solar array wings, with more than 18,000 individual solar cells, produce about 500 […]

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A More Efficient Solar Cell Solar Photovoltaics work in a similar way to that of photosynthesis in plants. Light energy is absorbed and converted into a different form of energy. In this process, it is important to use as much of the of the sun’s light spectrum as possible and then trap the light from […]

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Can We Cross An Ocean Using Only Solar Power ? A group of inventors from California are attempting to set a new world record by crossing an ocean with a solar powered autonomous boat. Named the Sea Charger, the craft is powered by the sun hitting it’s two 100 watt solar pv panels and driving […]

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An Answer As To Why Perovskite Solar Cells Degrade In Sunlight. A new study has found both the cause and a solution for the pesky tendency of perovskite solar cells to degrade in sunlight, a research breakthrough potentially removing one roadblock to commercialization for this promising technology.

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Research Into Converting Solar and Wind Power. The challenge of adopting a high percentage of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, into the electric grid is dealing with the intermittent nature of these sources. Researchers around the world are working to develop a cost effective method of storing electrical energy produced from clean […]

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When it comes to indoor lighting, nothing beats the sun’s rays streaming in through windows. Soon, that natural light could be shining through walls, too. Scientists have developed transparent wood that could be used in building materials and could help home and building owners save money on their artificial lighting costs.

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