25 Jul '12, 3pm

See-Through Solar Cells Make Energy from Infrared Light

See-Through Solar Cells Make Energy from Infrared Light

UCLA is a smart and sunny place, so it's no surprise that a team of researchers from the university published a paper this month revealing a new kind of transparent solar cell. We've seen technology similar to this before, using carbon nanotubes or super-thin transparent coating , but this one is a bit different. It converts infrared light into electricity. Engadget reports the polymer solar cells are 66 percent transparent and convert 4 percent of the light into electricity. The study was published in the journal ACS Nano on July 4. According to a UCLA press release , the cells are made from a photoactive plastic that converts the infrared light. Yang Yang, a UCLA professor of materials science and engineering, and director of the Nano Renewable Energy Center at California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), said: Our new PSCs are made from plastic-like materials and are lightw...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/transparent-so...

Tweets

UCLA researchers create highly transparent solar cells for windows that generate electricity

UCLA researchers create highly transparent sola...

solardaily.com 25 Jul '12, 6am

UCLA researchers have developed a new transparent solar cell that is an advance toward giving windows in homes and other b...

Solar Cells Light Up Prison Cells on 'The Rock'

Solar Cells Light Up Prison Cells on 'The Rock'

renewableenergyworld.com 27 Jul '12, 2pm

Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay is referred to as "The Rock" and was home to a notorious prison for 75 years. NREL re...

New Cell a Step Forward For See-Through Solar: Polymer cells absorb mostly infrared light, allowing two-thirds o...

New Cell a Step Forward For See-Through Solar: ...

spectrum.ieee.org 27 Jul '12, 5pm

A new type of polymer solar cell adds to the growing field of transparent solar technology, and offers reasonably impressi...

see!

solestruck.com 28 Jul '12, 5am

Learn how to make a cute skirt using an unwanted umbrella.

Learn how to make a cute skirt using an unwante...

hollyjean.sg 26 Jul '12, 12pm

If you have an umbrella you don't want (or the spokes are broken).. you can use the handle as a wall hook. The length of t...

We Can Slash the Cost of Clean Energy with Robo...

treehugger.com 25 Jul '12, 7pm

Welcome to the Era of the Robots Before us is the monumental task of cleaning up our power grids, and there's no doubt tha...

Solar Cells for Windows Take Another Step Forward

cleantechnica.com 22 Jul '12, 12pm

“A team of UCLA researchers from the California NanoSystems Institute, the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Ap...

Anti-aging elixir for solar cells: Anti-aging elixir for solar cells. Anne-Françoise PELE. 7/20/2012 5:29 AM EDT...

Anti-aging elixir for solar cells: Anti-aging e...

eetimes.com 20 Jul '12, 10am

Anti-aging elixir for solar cells Anne-Françoise PELE 7/20/2012 5:29 AM EDT Producing solar cells and modules is expensive...

Clear Solar Film Means Power From Windows for IPads, UCLA Says

Clear Solar Film Means Power From Windows for I...

renewableenergyworld.com 25 Jul '12, 2pm

The film is suitable for windows in highrise buildings, car sunroofs and consumer electronics such as the back of Apple In...

Solar power to become most affordable renewable energy source

Solar power to become most affordable renewable...

getsolar.com 25 Jul '12, 2pm

Solar power to become most affordable renewable energy source Wednesday, July 25th 2012 8:47 AM By GetSolar Staff. Thanks ...

European #solar manufacturers seeking tariffs o...

solarindustrymag.com 25 Jul '12, 2pm

Less than a week after media reports surfaced that the German government was considering initiating anti-dumping proceedin...

@nadyaaLee babe . See this

deal.com.sg 01 Aug '12, 9am

Ipoh: 2D1N Stay at Sunway Lost World Hotel - Includes Return Coach + Free Wi-Fi + Free Entry to Lost World Hot Springs & S...

Confusion Reigns As European Solar Trade Complaint Appears Imminent

Confusion Reigns As European Solar Trade Compla...

renewableenergyworld.com 25 Jul '12, 2pm

We’ve been down this road several times — even as early as last November when RenewableEnergyWorld.com reported that Solar...

Pre-order Exotic Solar's "Powercloth," a flexible solar panel that turns your clothes into energy-generators!

Pre-order Exotic Solar's "Powercloth," a flexib...

ecouterre.com 23 Jul '12, 3pm

A new ultra light-weight, flexible and washable solar cell is helping advance solar fashion and wearable technology. The P...