Energy & Green Tech

A touch of zirconium to better catch the sun

Transparent conductive films that let through a broader range of the solar spectrum have been developed by KAUST and are set to increase the power conversion efficiency of perovskite-based multijunction solar cells beyond ...

Consumer & Gadgets

A new non-fullerene acceptor for indoor solar energy applications

Organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells, a third-generation solar cell technology that can convert solar energy into electricity, have been found to be more efficient than silicon cells under low light intensity indoor LED illumination. ...

Automotive

US opens probe of 4 automakers over California emissions pact

The US Department of Justice is probing California's agreement with four automakers on fuel efficiency standards, automakers said Friday, while the Trump administration called on the state to spike the mileage plan.

Energy & Green Tech

Energizing buildings

A solar façade developed at ETH Zurich combines electricity production with intelligent shading to achieve optimal energy balance.

Energy & Green Tech

Highly efficient solar cells thanks to solid foundation

The sun is an inexhaustible and sustainable source of energy. Hence, photovoltaics is gaining importance in German energy production. Among promising materials for solar cells—with a high efficiency and low production costs—are ...

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