New Compound Could Make Thin Film Solar Panels More Efficient

The market is now dominated by silicon solar panels. They are great, but they are not cheap. Therefore, to use solar panels widely, we...
Bacteria Solar Cell

New Bacterial Solar Cell Works Even in Overcast Sky

A lot of places are not able to use solar panels efficiently due to weather conditions. More precisely, places where overcast skies are common....

Solar Energy’s Dropping Costs Fuels Green Energy Investments

At the heart of the clean energy business there are the readily renewable options such as wind and solar (and marine tidal), requiring lesser...

Silicon Versus Polymer-Based Solar Cells

The development of photovoltaics (PV) can be traced back to the 1950`s, first involving the use of organic dyes and their photoconductivity properties. Later,...

Tesla set to build the largest Virtual Solar Plant in history

Last year Elon Musk offered to build the largest storage battery installation in the world in South Australia.  This would be no ordinary proposal, even...

This New Breakthrough Could Boost the Efficiency of Organic Solar Cells

The organic solar cell technology promises low-cost manufacturing, abundant raw materials, and lightweight, flexible substrates. These benefits address the limitations of current photovoltaic cells...

Will Solar Energy Overtake Wind Sooner than Expected?

By 2028, the world will be mostly powered by solar energy. This is the bold prediction of Ray Kurzweil, the man who also predicted...

Warner, New Hampshire – Home of a Microgrid Virtual Power Plant

A U.S. community microgrid project is in the making in Warner, New Hampshire, to harness the potential solar-derived power coming from individual units in...

Nissan to Sell Solar Panels and Battery Storage Cheaper Than Tesla

The residents of the United Kingdom that have solar products installed in their households could save as much as 66 percent of their electric...

MIT’s Open Source Tool Predicts Solar Cell Performance per Location

“If you have a new solar cell technology, you can see where your technology might be able to outcompete commercial silicon solar cells,” explains...