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NREL’s New Optical Furnace ‘Bakes’ More Efficient Solar Cells Using 50% Less Energy

There are many new technologies being developed to create cheaper, more efficient solar panels – however researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory just announced that they have found a way to create more efficient photovoltaic cells using 50% less energy. The technique hinges upon a new optical furnace that uses intense light instead of a [...]
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NREL Uses Corning’s Flexible Willow Glass to Develop Cheap, Efficient Solar Shingles

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat (last year)

The US department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently announced that it using Corning's thin, flexible Willow Glass to develop thin-film cadmium telluride photovoltaic cells. By using Willow Glass as a f... Read Post

Black Silicon Solar Cell Hits 18.2% Efficiency, Should Help to Reduce Costs

Lifestyle / Green Living : CleanTechnica (2 years ago)

  Black-silicon solar cells with 18.2% efficiency have been created by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). These don’t need extra anti-reflection layers (like typical solar c... Read Post

Researchers Create Super Efficient Solar Cell That Emits More Energy Particles Than it Absorbs

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat (3 years ago)

This morning saw a solar breakthrough at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), where researchers created a quantum dot solar device that has a higher energized particle percentage output than its energized particle input.... Read Post


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