Rice Unveils Super-efficient Solar-energy Technology

Scientists at Rice University, United States, have developed a revolutionary new technology that uses nanoparticles to convert solar energy directly into steam. The method, which uses light-capturing nanoparticles to convert sunlight into heat, i... Lees verder »

Nano-Engineered Bioconstructs Perform Photosynthesis Faster Than Nature Does

Scientists have been trying for a while now to recreate the process of photosynthesis, using sunlight and water to spark chemical reactions. Now a team from Penn State University has done one better, producing an engineered biological system... Lees verder »

Spray-on Solar Goes Double-decker

A Canadian research team  has created the first two-layer solar cell made up of light-absorbing nanoparticles called quantum dots, which can be tuned to absorb different parts of the solar spectrum by varying their size. Such quant... Lees verder »

Printed nanotechnology solar cells could dramatically reduce costs

Australian scientists developed printable, flexible solar cells that could dramatically decrease the cost of renewable energy. Their patented technology is based on inks containing tiny, semiconducting nanocrystals, which can be printed dire... Lees verder »
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