Posts tagged: North Carolina State University

New Connectors Let Solar Cells Withstand the Power of 70,000 Suns

The power of 1,000 suns? Pfft. That ain’t nuthin’. A recent breakthrough in solar panel connections has allowed scientists to create arrays of solar cells that can stand strong under the blazing glare of 70,000 suns. Not that they’d ever have to, but still. Stacked solar cells—which are exactly what they sound like—are some of […]

Solar Energy’s Future To Be Found In Nano Technologies?

Bringing down cost is of course the holy grail of pretty much all manufacturing, but in solar energy the issue is particularly acute. When it first came on the scene was heralded as a major energy source of the future but that dream hasn’t come to fruition, in large part because solar cells remain expensive […]