solar cell

Scientists discover a method for healing certain solar cells with intense light

Sometimes in science the answer is right in front of your nose the whole time. Like, say, when the issue of limitations in a solar technology can be addressed with, of all things, light. Over the past

Panasonic Buying Out Solar Tech and Rechargeable Battery Makers

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/panasonic.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot2" alt="" /><a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/panasonic">Panasonic</a> announced today that

Panasonic ready to pump $1.1 billion into solar energy business

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/solar_roof.jpg" /> There's a reason why Panasonic <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/12/22/panasonic-officially-owns-sanyo-and-boas

Sharp develops efficient solar cells for use in outer space

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/solar_cell_space_sharp.jpg" /> Earlier this year, we <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/06/30/japan-to-generate-solar-power-in-oute

Tokai Challenger: Solar cell-powered "green" race car

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/sharp_tokai_challenger.gif" /> Sharp Japan <a href="http://sharp-world.com/corporate/news/090907.html">today said</a> [press release in

Dai Nippon's organic solar cells pave way for cheaper solar energy

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/dai_nippon_solar_film.jpg" /> I think everyone agrees that using solar energy is generally a good thing to do, but there are usually two

Sharp to roll out solar cells with a conversion efficiency of 20%

Sharp has developed a crystalline Si solar cell prototype with a cell conversion efficiency of 20%, aiming for mass production in 2010. The company claims its product will be the most efficient reside

Mitsubishi sets new record for solar cell efficiency

Mitsubishi Electric today said it has produced a polycrystalline-silicon solar cell that converts light energy to electrical energy with an efficiency of 18.6%. According to the company, the previous

Research firm: Global solar cell market to explode by 2012, America will gain influence

Market research company Fuji Keizai is predicting the global market for solar cells will grow 27% annually until 2012, when it supposedly will reach a size of $42.5 billion. In 2007, the market was wo

From now on, windowpanes will power your PCs and cell phones

Tokyo-based Nihon Telecommunication System Inc. [JP] is offering windowpanes with built-in photovoltaic cells, mainly aimed at the residential housing market. According to the company, the electricity

New solar cell splits water molecules, produces usable hydrogen

Some really smart researchers at Penn State have created a device that mimics the photosynthesis process that plants use to strip energy from sunlight and water. Their solar cell is super inefficient