Keyword: Solar energy

Articles: Energy
Metamaterial printing, high-efficiency solar cells, and a noise-reduction material.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
This invention enables improved carrier mobility for solar cells and other electronic devices.
Briefs: Materials
The battery is smaller than a traditional lithium-ion battery due to the elimination of dendrites.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
These organic solar cells can be useful where constant, low power generation is sufficient.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This cell could potentially operate around the clock, balancing the power grid over the day-night cycle.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
5 Ws: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The invention could help solve the problem of providing clean water off the grid or where low-cost, non-powered water purification is needed.
Q&A: Energy
Professor Qiaoqiang Gan of the University at Buffalo (NY) and his team developed a unique two-in-one system that uses solar energy for simultaneously cooling and heating — without electricity.
Briefs: Energy
Research demonstrates the potential of a solar unit that can hang on the outside of a structure.
Briefs: Energy
Membranes that remove salt from water help split sea water into fuel.
Briefs: Energy
A customizable smart window harnesses and manipulates solar power to save energy and cut costs.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Adaptable automation reduces manufacturing time and costs.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The material can be used in power electronics and power converters for solar energy power systems.
Briefs: Energy
Perovskites could be the active ingredient that makes the next generation of low-cost, efficient, lightweight, and flexible solar cells.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications exist both on Mars and on Earth.
Q&A: Energy
Lenan Zhang and his team at MIT developed a small, economical, highly efficient device to provide fresh drinking water using only the Sun for its energy input.
Briefs: Energy
A new method provides a more efficient, safer, and cost-effective way to produce cadmium telluride material for solar cells or other applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These thin films hold great promise for solar cells and LEDs.
Briefs: Materials

From airplane wings, to overhead power lines, to the giant blades of wind turbines, a buildup of ice can cause problems ranging from impaired performance all the way to catastrophic...

Briefs: Energy

Today's photovoltaic power systems are generally comprised of a single photovoltaic module or multiple modules connected by combinations of series and parallel circuits as a photovoltaic array....

Briefs: Energy

Relying on advanced materials such as perovskites and single-walled carbon nano-tubes, a window technology was developed that responds to heat by transforming from transparent to...

Facility Focus: Energy

In 1977, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL, Golden, CO) started as the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), spurred by national concern during the 1973 oil embargo that caused long...

Articles: Materials

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that...

Articles: Test & Measurement

Hybrid solutions that combine small photovoltaic (PV) panels with industrial grade rechargeable Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries provide long-term power for remote...

Application Briefs: Energy

Silphenix GmbH is an engineering and consulting firm in Switzerland specializing in high-speed electrical machines, magnetic bearings, and electromagnetic field analysis. One project focus is compact...

Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers

Photovoltaic systems are continually evolving to improve their efficiency and financial viability. One trend is to move to larger strings of cells giving higher dc voltages to be...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Azusa, CA
www.northropgrumman.com

Two critical instruments built by Northrop Grumman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

5 Ws: Medical
Who

Users of consumer electronics devices and solar cells, and high-power pulsed laser applications.

Briefs: Energy

A working, rechargeable proton battery was developed that could store more energy than currently available lithium-ion batteries. Potential applications include household storage of...