In their quest to make cheaper and better solar cells, investigators from Stanford University have developed an innovative new design -, one that's inspired by the eyes of insects. Here's why that matters.
Scientists are in the early stages of creating a battery that uses molecular solar cells to charge, so it will never need plugging into the mains, or removing from the device it powers, and doesn't have actual solar panels attached.
n the near future, catching some sun might do more than get you some vitamin D and a tan. Researchers at the University of Bern have shown that solar cells placed under the skin can generate enough energy year round to power a typical…
The Forum’s Meta-Council considered criteria from the chance to improve lives, revolutionize industries, and protect the planet, while recognizing the likelihood that 2016 is a turning point in these technologies becoming more widespread.
This amazing solar cell is so light, it can be placed on a bubble without popping it. It's the result of years of research by MIT, and incredibly, despite its small size, has a higher power-to-weight ratio than other solar cells.
Following the groundbreaking Paris Climate Change Conference, renewable energy is seeing renewed efforts, and now, South Korea based LG Electronics has promised to triple its solar panel production over the next four years.
A team of Stanford researchers embedded small pyramid- and cone-shaped structures on a thin layer of silica glass to redirect unwelcome heat away from the solar cells. This is aimed at improving the efficiency and life span of solar cells.