Posts tagged: Quantum dot

Solar Panel Windows — Shiny Quantum Dots Boost Efficiency

Solar Panel Windows — Shiny Quantum Dots Boost Efficiency (via Clean Technica) Windows that can effectively and cheaply double as solar panels are getting closer and closer every day, as recent work from the Los Alamos National Laboratory shows. The new work has demonstrated that quantum dots can be utilized to great effect in… Tweet

The Solar Cell That Turns 1 Photon into 2 Electrons

MIT researchers develop an organic solar cell that breaks 100 percent quantum efficiency By Seth Fletcher Solar cells are picky. If an incoming photon has too little energy, the cell won’t absorb it. If a photon has too much, the excess is wasted as heat. No matter what, a silicon solar cell can never generate […]

Now, Technology to Reduce Cost of Solar Energy by 75 Per Cent

According to reports, scientists have developed a new technology which they claim could make production of solar energy cheaper by 75 per cent, and thus speed-up its market adoption. The RTI International solar cells are developed from solutions of semiconductor particles, known as colloidal quantum dots, and have a power conversion efficiency that is competitive […]

Quantum Dots Could Boost Solar Efficiency by 100%

Quantum Dots Could Boost Solar Efficiency by 100% : CleanTechnica What this all means is the potential for solar energy to become cost-competitive with fossil fuels at an increasingly rapid pace. Paired with next-generation flywheels and other new energy storage technologies, intermittent sources such … http://cleantechnica.com/ Tweet