Solar cells with record-breaking efficiency made by Japanese firm -

More efficient solar cells would allow for faster charging and more portable solar panels for all our gadgetry. Image: Solar power is considered by many as the ultimate green energy source. Sadly, existing solar cells are largely ...and more »

The panels were created by researchers from Kaneka Corporation, a solar energy firm based in Osaka, Japan. - Daily Mail

Until now, silicon-based solar panels have been shown to have a theoretical efficiency of 29 per cent, but in practice, have shown rates in the low-20-per cent range. But the new panels built by Kaneka were shown to have an efficiency rate of 26.3 per ...and more »

This crystallised material holds the promise of revolutionary liquid solar cells -

IMAGINE being able to paint solar cells on the walls of your house, or spray your electric-powered car with a finish that harnesses solar power. A world in which liquid solar cells can be sprayed onto various surfaces — that's the potential of a range ...and more »

Japanese researchers, firms part of global effort to develop spray-on solar panels - The Japan Times

Imagine a future when solar cells can be sprayed or printed onto the windows of skyscrapers or atop sport utility vehicles — and at prices potentially far cheaper than today's silicon-based panels. It's not as far-fetched as it seems. Solar ...and more »

Researchers break efficiency record for consumer-friendly solar panels - Engadget

Turning sunlight into power is a surprisingly tricky thing. Experiments in academia have created solar arrays that can capture up to 40-percent of the sun's energy and convert it to electricity, but consumer cells are notably less efficient. At best ...and more »

How Have Solar Panel Cost and Efficiency Changed Over Time? - Mother Earth News

Solar panel technology has been around in some form for a long time – Bell Labs invented the first useful solar cell more than 60 years ago, and scientists have known for centuries that the sun can be used to produce energy. However, it's only in the ...and more »

Japanese company develops a solar cell with record-breaking 26%+ efficiency - Ars Technica

Solar panels are cheaper than ever these days, but installation costs can still be considerable for homeowners. More efficient solar panels can recapture the cost of their installation more quickly, so making panels that are better at converting ...and more »

Is this the world's most efficient and environment-friendly solar cell? - pvbuzz media

In the future, solar cells can become twice as efficient by employing a few smart little nano-tricks. facebook · twitter · google+ · linkedin · email · reddit. By TeamPV (Editorial Staff) on March 22, 2017 | Go To Comments. Researchers are currently ...and more »

Kaneka scientists surpass 26% efficiency for Si PV cell - Renewables Now (subscription)

March 23 (Renewables Now) - Researchers at Japan's Kaneka Corporation (TYO:4118) have reached a certified conversion efficiency of more than 26% for silicon (Si) heterojunction solar cells. Kunta Yoshikawa and his colleagues used industrially ...and more »

Researchers on The Verge of Making Spray-On Solar Cells - Chem.Info

The race is on to commercialize materials that could fundamentally alter the world's solar energy market in coming years. Bloomberg reports that solar companies and university researchers are edging closer to the development of perovskites capable of ...and more »