04 Jul '11, 4pm

'Cling-film' Solar Cells Could Be Revolutionary: Harnessing the power of the sun with a window cling? Scientists...

An artistic image of a sextupole magnet, from Diamond Light Source , where the research was conducted. Could it really be this easy? Harnessing the power of the sun with a window cling? Scientists from the Universities of Sheffield and Cambridge have published research on manufacturing ultra-cheap solar energy panels for large-scale domestic and industrial use. The idea is to use high-volume printing to produce nanoscale films of polymer solar cells --- cells more than a 1,000 times thinner than the width of a human hair. Now we've heard of thin-film and other solar advancements before. But the existing technology, with polymer solar cells, is only 7-8% efficient. The next step is to develop cells that are 10% efficient, or more, the scientists say. A polymer solar cell ready for testing. Photo Credit: Andrew Parnell The researchers used the ISIS Neutron Source and Diamond...

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'Cling-film' Solar Cells Could Be Revolutionary

treehugger.com 04 Jul '11, 4pm

Now we've heard of thin-film and other solar advancements before. But the existing technology, with polymer solar cells, i...

Cling film #solar cells looking good says study

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businessgreen.com 04 Jul '11, 2pm

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grist.org 05 Jul '11, 4pm

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renewableenergymagazine.com 04 Jul '11, 9am

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO ) and the EU will jointly launch a project to deve...

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solarfeeds.com 02 Jul '11, 7pm

A University of Toronto team led by Professor Ted Sargent has reported the development of the first two-layer quantum dot ...

Affordable Printing Manufacturing for Efficient Solar Cells via @crispgreen

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crispgreen.com 08 Jul '11, 5pm

Polymer solar (plastic) cells are more affordable and flexible than conventional silicon solar cells. Polymer solar cells ...

UK’s first #solar panel recharging points to open

thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 04 Jul '11, 4pm

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solarfeeds.com 09 Jul '11, 8pm

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Gentlemen, start your solar panels

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mnn.com 06 Jul '11, 8pm

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DuPont's Thin Film Solar Bet for China and Beyond

renewableenergyworld.com 08 Jul '11, 2pm

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DuPont's Thin Film Solar Bet for China and Beyond

renewableenergyworld.com 08 Jul '11, 2pm

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World’s First Solar Power Plant that Works at N...

cleantechnica.com 04 Jul '11, 9pm

Gemasolar has completed the construction of the world’s first solar power plant capable of generating electricity all day ...