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Solar cell could be cheaper than fossil fuel

By harvesting waste heat, researchers from the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have for the first time built a solar cell with an external quantum efficiency over 100 percent. read more
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Solar and Wind Energy are Finally Cheaper than Fossil Fuels in the United States

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat (2 hours ago)

Solar and wind energy have long struggled to compete with conventional energy sources on two fronts: dispatch and cost. However, new U.S. industry data outlined in the New York Times reveals the cost of these renewable energy source... Read Post

Solar Cell with 114% External Quantum Efficiency

Lifestyle / Green Living : CleanTechnica (3 years ago)

  Scientists at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) reported “the first solar cell that produces a photocurrent that has an external quantum efficiency greater than 100 percent when photoexcited with photons from the high en... Read Post

Higher Efficiency with Quantum Dot Solar Cells

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Ecogeek (3 years ago)

Photovoltaic technology has taken another step forward as researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated a photocell with an external quantum efficiency over 100 percent using quantum dots. The new ... Read Post


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