Electronics & Semiconductors

A solar cell you can bend and soak in water

Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science and collaborators have developed an organic photovoltaic film that is both waterproof and flexible, allowing a solar cell to be put onto clothes and still function ...

Energy & Green Tech

Reimagining the future of solar energy

Scientists are always on the lookout for ways to make our world a better place, and one area they're focusing on is solar energy. One idea in this area is to make solar cells more efficient by concentrating more solar light ...

Energy & Green Tech

Review examines improvements in organic solar cell stability

The development of renewable and clean energy has been recognized as a crucial solution to the problems of deteriorating environment. Owing to the advantages of light weight, transparency, flexibility, and low cost, organic ...

page 3 from 40

Solar cell

A solar cell or photovoltaic cell is a device that converts light directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect. Sometimes the term solar cell is reserved for devices intended specifically to capture energy from sunlight, while the term photovoltaic cell is used when the light source is unspecified. Assemblies of cells are used to make solar panels, solar modules, or photovoltaic arrays. Photovoltaics is the field of technology and research related to the application of solar cells in producing electricity for practical use. The energy generated this way is an example of solar energy (also called solar power).

This text uses material from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA