All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘solar cells’

Inexpensive Solar Cells Made From Carbon Nanotubes

Scientists at Rice University are developing new solar cells from single-wall nano tube arrays. These nano-tubes, grown in a process invented at Rice, are more electroactive and cheaper to make than current dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC). These solar cells typically use platinum as a catalyst, making solar power a not-so-cheap alternative. The new nanotube solar cells will pave the way …

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Solar Cells That Make More Power

Scientists have developed a new kind of solar cell which could capture significantly more of the energy from the sun than current cells. These new solar cells could increase the maximum efficiency of solar panels by over 25%, according to scientists from the University of Cambridge. Solar panels work by absorbing energy from particles of light, called photons, which then …

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