Posts tagged: Dye-sensitized solar cell

Eco-Friendly Battery and Solar Cell All-in-One

More efficient, eco-friendly electricity generation with a “solar flow battery” combines a redox flow battery and a dye-sensitized solar cell, using compatible, water-based (aqueous) solvents. Solar energy is harvested and stored as chemical energy during the charging process. When it is time to recharge the battery, the amount of energy needed to is lower than […]

Solar-Powered Stained-Glass Window Charges Devices

By: Vashti Hallissey Tech worshippers could soon be connecting to a higher power in more ways than one, with a solar-powered stained-glass window that can charge tech tools. Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel’s design New Creation uses glass that works like solar cells to top up digital devices. New Creation features a pattern of different colored panes […]

The Perovskite Lightbulb Moment for Solar Power

Cheap, abundant solar power from Britain’s grey skies? Don’t mock, this is one dream that could soon be a reality By Mark Miodownik     The worst part of my job as a materials scientist is going to conferences. They are often turgid affairs conducted in the ballrooms of hotels so identical to one another […]

Highly-efficient solar cells aim to power your iPhone

Photo Courtesy: ecofriend.com Powering smart phones such as iPhones with solar technology has moved a step closer, after a UK company set a new record for converting indoor light into electricity. Cardiff-based G24 Innovations (G24i) claims to have produced a photovoltaic (PV) cell with an efficiency rate of 26 per cent, beating the previous record, […]