By reflecting nearly all the light they can’t turn into electricity, they help pave the way for storing renewable energy as heat.
Mirror-like photovoltaics get more electricity out of heat
Urban solar energy: Solar panels for windows hit record 8% efficiency
Transparent solar panels on windows could take a bite out of a building’s electricity needs.
Russel Lecture: Fighting climate change with organic electronics
The researcher-entrepreneur who helped bring OLED displays to the masses envisions a future of efficient lighting and next-gen solar power.
‘Green methane’ from artificial photosynthesis could recycle CO2
A catalyst on a solar panel can make methane, the main component of natural gas, with carbon dioxide, water and sunlight.
The “Magic Ratio” that could power tomorrow’s solar cells
A Q&A with Rachel Goldman
$1.6M for solar cell windows and high-temperature solar power
New sustainability research garners support from Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office.