The key to beating the heat is degrading the materials in advance.
Heat-resistant nanophotonic material could help turn heat into electricity
Photosynthesis copycat may improve solar cells
The new approach moves energy efficiently and could reduce energy losses converting light into electricity.
Durable coating kills the COVID virus and other germs in minutes
Polyurethane locks in the antimicrobial power of tea tree and cinnamon oils. The new technology could start making public spaces safer within a year.
Toward manufacturing semitransparent solar cells the size of windows
A peel-off patterning technique could enable more fragile organic semiconductors to be manufactured into semitransparent solar panels at scale.
Nanostructures get complex with electron equivalents
Nanoparticles of two different sizes break away from symmetrical designs.
Spray-on coating could make solar panels snow-resistant
Cold-weather-friendly formula foils snow/ice accumulation in Alaska test.