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Quantum Dots = Efficient Solar Windows

Quantum Dots = Efficient Solar Windows

A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy. Their project demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can be applied in solar energy by helping more efficiently harvest sunlight.


Perovskite Solar Cell Production Process Improved

UCLA engineers have invented a new process for manufacturing highly efficient photovoltaic materials that shows promise for low-cost industrial perovskite solar cell production. The new process uses so-called perovskite materials, which in the past few years have significantly advanced scientists’ efforts to create the next generation of solar cells. The UCLA team’s research focused on perovskite


Perovskite Structures = Cheaper Solar?

Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) are using organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite materials to create cheaper and more efficient solar cells. According to them, this next generation solar cells will be about five times cheaper than current thin-film solar cells, due to a simpler solution-based manufacturing process. Perovskites take their name from calcium titanium oxide


Solar Power with Foldable 3D Solar Cells around Optical Fibre Could Be Next Green Revolution!

Solar power is the best green renewable energy option but it is notyet efficient, feasible and viable option for large scale powergeneration. Solar panels with photovoltaic cells are not veryaffordable and their dimensions are such huge that installation andmaintenance becomes a big hassle. Scientists from Georgia Institute ofTechnology have created 3D photovoltaic cells around an

Veeco NT9100S optical profiling system for PV cell production

Veeco Instruments Inc., a leader in scientific and industrialmetrology, today announced the release of its NT9100S Optical ProfilerSystem specifically designed to optimize photovoltaic (PV) cellproduction and process development. The new NT9100S combinesthe renowned performance of Veeco’s NT Series of white light opticalprofilers with new features and options to enable rapid,three-dimensional surface measurements on six-inch crystalline

i2S Releases Thin-Film PV Vision System

i2S LineScan Inc., a supplier of online and offline camera-based visionsystems for optical defect detection and feature metrology, hasintroduced the PV-4000, a thin-film photovoltaic application-specificmachine design. Utilizing standard software, the inspectionsystem can inspect glass-panel, roll-to-roll metallic or filmsubstrates. Typical inspection cells are located for incominginspection of the substrate, after metallization and after scribing. Opticaldefects –