Solar energy is on the rise. Many technical advances have made solar cells quite efficient and affordable in recent years. A big disadvantage remains in the fact that solar cells produce no power when it’s raining.
This may change, however: In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Chinese researchers have now introduced a new approach for making an all-weather solar cell that is triggered by both sunlight and raindrops.
For the conversion of solar energy to electricity, the team from the Ocean University of China (Qingdao) and Yunnan Normal University (Kunming, China) developed a highly efficient dye-sensitized solar cell. In order to allow rain to produce electricity as well, they coated this cell with a whisper-thin film of graphene.
The Latest on: Solar cells
via Google News
The Latest on: Solar cells
- India gifts solar panels worth $1 million to UN, to help in conserve and generate electricityon September 7, 2019 at 8:00 pm
India gifts solar panels worth $1 million to the UN which will help in conserve and generate electricity. Watch this video to know more.
- Minnesota’s only solar panel manufacturer seeks loan to boost employment, productionon September 6, 2019 at 9:06 pm
MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. — Less than one year into production at its Mountain Iron facility, Minnesota’s only solar panel manufacturer is looking to expand. Ontario-based Heliene Inc. is asking for ...
- Why Solar Execs Say the Game Is Already Over for Non-Renewable Energyon September 6, 2019 at 3:19 am
Though Esquel was an early adopter of solar panels at its factories, Yang said for small companies—Esquel has annual revenues of $1.8 billion—the returns on renewables are not compelling.
- Crops under solar panels can be a win-winon September 5, 2019 at 1:40 pm
Solar panels might seem like they’re in direct competition with plants. One is catching sunlight to do photosynthesis, the other wants to take it to push electrons. Surely Highlander rules apply ...
- African Agricultural Sector Is Sunnier Because Of Solar-Powered Pumpson September 5, 2019 at 6:02 am
When most people think of solar power, they think of solar panels placed on rooftops to create electricity for residential or commercial use. But there is also another critical purpose — to mine and ...
- Omnidirectional Light Capture by Solar Cells Mimicking the Structures of the Epidermal cells of Leaveson September 4, 2019 at 2:21 am
It is important to develop solar cells that can capture and utilize omnidirectional light in urban environments, where photovoltaic (PV) devices are installed in fixed directions. We report a new ...
- Small solar panels to power your next adventureon September 3, 2019 at 8:03 am
Solar power has gotten a lot more efficient over the past decade, and the way things are heading, it’ll only improve. Ten years ago, the efficiency of solar energy was around 13 percent. But in 2019, ...
- Charge-transfer electronic states in organic solar cellson September 3, 2019 at 4:23 am
In organic solar cells, the charge-transfer (CT) electronic states that form at the interface between the electron-donor (D) and electron-acceptor (A) materials have a crucial role in ...
- Solar Panel Recycling Market Segments, Growth, Share, Key Players, Competitive Landscape, and Forecast by End-Use Industry 2019-2028on September 3, 2019 at 12:36 am
Sep 03, 2019 (WiredRelease via COMTEX) -- The report attempts to offer high-quality and accurate analysis of the Global Solar Panel Recycling Market, keeping in view market forecasts, competitive ...
- Can solar panels handle the heat of a warming world?on September 1, 2019 at 5:10 am
This story was originally published by CityLab and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Solar cells need sunlight to generate electricity, but with rays also comes heat.
via Bing News