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Transparent solar cell: Cool invention but not very practical

Recently a lot of people have sent me a link to the following article:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window.

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Why do we need transparent conductors?

One of the open research areas in photovoltaics (i.e. solar cells) is transparent conductors. Specifically, how to make transparent conductors out of cheaper materials. Why do we need cheaper transparent conductors? 370 more words

The MIT Energy Initiative: Sustainable Energy and Terawatt-Scale Photovoltaics

Google Tech Talk November 5, 2009 ABSTRACT This MITEI on the Road event will open with a brief overview of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) by Daniel Endert…
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Multifamily Building Energy Efficiency: SLEEC Financing

This winter, ACEEE, in partnership with Energi Insurance Services, will host a second gathering of select members of the Small Lenders Energy Efficiency Community (SLEEC) in Washington, D.C. 403 more words

Energy Efficiency

Gearing towards cheaper perovskite solar cells: A breakthrough in solution technique

Organo metallic perovskite (MAPbX3) materials are an emerging class of light absorbers with tremendous potential in harvesting the solar power comparable to currently used silicon solar cells (20%). 721 more words


High-electron mobility naphthalene diimide copolymers prepared by direct arylation

Direct arylation is emerging as a highly promising method to construct inexpensive conjugated materials for large area electronics from simple and environmentally benign building blocks. Our experimental colleagues, led by Michael Sommer from the University of Freiburg, showed that exclusive α-C-H selectivity is feasible in the DA of π-extended monomers having unsubstituted thiophene or furan units, leading to fully linear materials. 117 more words

Computational Chemistry

Lazard's LCOE Report is Out for 2014

Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy report looks at energy costs both with and without subsidies.  Wind and solar continue to improve their position compared to other sources. 29 more words

Renewable Energy