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29 Apr 2016
Non-toxic and cheap thin-film solar cells
'Zero-energy' buildings -- which generate as much power as they consume -- are now much closer after a team achieved the world's highest efficiency using flexible solar cells that are non-toxic and cheap to make.
28 Apr 2016
Nanotube semiconductors well-suited for PV systems
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy.
27 Apr 2016
Flipping a chemical switch helps perovskite solar cells beat the heat
Thin films of crystalline materials called perovskites provide a promising new way of making inexpensive and efficient solar cells. Now, an international team of researchers has shown a way of flipping a chemical switch that converts one type of perovskite into another — a type that has better thermal stability and is a better light absorber.
26 Apr 2016
Future vehicle powertrains harvest and regenerate
The new IDTechEx report, Future Powertrains 2016-2031 concerns the twenty year future of powertrains for land vehicles, including reference to water and airborne vehicles as appropriate.
25 Apr 2016
Scientists blend coinage metals to obtain alloys better than gold
Scientists have developed a novel method for altering the light reflected or absorbed by a material by match-making combinations of gold, silver, and copper into various mixtures of metals, or alloys.
22 Apr 2016
Physicists build world's smallest heat engine
An innovative form of heat engine that operates using only one single atom.
22 Apr 2016
Wearable Technology: Smart printed sensors monitor movement sequences
A novel transparent sensor material developed by Fraunhofer ISC enables movement measuring sensors to be printed onto textiles.
21 Apr 2016
IDTechEx Show! Registrations up 17%, Exhibitors up 27%
21 Apr 2016
Perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells with highest power conversion
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has successfully developed perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells with the world's highest power conversion efficiency of 25.5% .
20 Apr 2016
IDTechEx Interview Witt Limited: Energy Harvesting from the Ocean
Video interview with Witt Limited at Energy Harvesting & Storage USA.