New Solar Cell Provides Energy at Night

Using heat that leaks from solar cells, solar power could become available to photovoltaic owners long after the sun is gone. The solar cell design maintains power with a thermoelectric module which generates electricity from the temperature gradient between the cell and air. The new solar cell design was created by a group of researchers from Stanford University, USA. The …

New ‘Miracle Material’ Could Supercharge the Solar Industry

Scientists have created a new material that could help solar panels become far more efficient, using the titular ‘miracle material’ known as perovskite. Perovskite has properties similar to silicon but is incredibly easy to produce with modern technology such as printing. An advantage they have is their ‘tunability’, meaning they can be tuned accordingly to match the sun’s spectrum. Experiments …