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Breakthrough 3D Solar Panel Design Increases Light Absorption By 125%

Recently, a new upgrade developed by scientists at the University of York in the UK has increased the ability of solar panels to absorb light by a stunning 125 percent.

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Discovery Unlocks ‘Hot’ Electrons for More Efficient Solar Panels

Discovery Unlocks ‘Hot’ Electrons for More Efficient Solar Panels

Researchers developed a technique that uses a scanning tunneling microscope integrated with lasers and other optical components to trap appropriate molecules and measure the energy distribution of hot electrons in a thin gold film. Highly energetic, “hot” electrons have the potential to help solar panels more efficiently harvest light energy. But scientists haven’t been able to measure the energies of

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Cost Effective Solar Power Systems: Double-Sided Panels That Follow the Sun

Most Cost Effective Solar Power Systems: Double-Sided Panels That Follow the Sun

Solar power systems with double-sided (bifacial) solar panels — which collect sunlight from two sides instead of one — and single-axis tracking technology that tilts the panels so they can follow the sun are the most cost-effective to date, researchers report June 3rd in the journal Joule. They determined that this combination of technologies produces almost 35% more energy, on

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