Superthin solar cell converts any surface into a power source

January 23rd, 2023

MIT’s superthin solar cells convert any surface into a power source. Photos: MIT, the researchers and Melanie Gonick. The time when it’s possible to carry a lightweight power source in your pocket, without being burdened by its size or weight, is getting closer. MIT engineers have developed ultralight and thinner-than-hair fabric solar cells that can transform any surface […]

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Ultrathin organic solar cell developed

April 22nd, 2020

Photo: RIKEN. Scientists have created “an ultrathin organic solar cell that is both durable and highly efficient,” according to a recent Off Grid Energy Independence article. Organic photovoltaics also hold promise as more environmentally friendly and less costly alternatives to conventional silicon-based films. The team of scientists from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research and RIKEN Center for Emergent […]

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Grooved surface for light-weight solar power

May 20th, 2019

A new solar cell design has been created by scientists at the University of Sheffield, in collaboration with energy technology company Power Roll. The result may prove that creating a new type of back-contacted solar cell is possible. A recent Off Grid Energy Independence article reported that researchers demonstrated how an architecture based on a […]

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