MIT researchers have created a glass whose rough finish – at least at the microscopic level – helps keep it clean, glare-free and fog-resistant.
Scientists at UC Berkeley created solar cells with improved efficiency, but not because they absorb light better—because they emit it better.
SunPower says its third-generation Maxeon solar cell, with an efficiency of 24 percent, is now being integrated into some panels.
The U.S. Department of Energy wants to make black silicon using less heat, and NREL is collaborating with Natcore’s revolutionary technology to do it.
By altering production-line techniques, Suntech has wrung 20.3 percent efficiency from standard p-silicon wafers, and is aiming to put the innovation to work.
The Santa Barbara startup Solar3D touts a design modification that it says enables its cell to collect sunlight from a wider angle.
UCLA researchers up the efficiency of a tandem polymer solar cell, which combines multiple cells with different absorption bands, to a record 10.6 percent.