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Solar & Alternative Energy

Oriented assembled 3D branched nanowire arrays produce electrodes with high surface area and rapid charge transport, and show effective charge collection for solar cells and energy storage devices.
17 December 2014

Inorganic nanostructures are used in hybrid solar cells to improve light absorption and carrier transportation.

21 November 2014

Nanosized particles with low overlap between their absorption and emission spectra allow more of the sun's light energy to be captured.

25 September 2014

As researchers race to develop novel semiconductors that efficiently split water to produce hydrogen, nanotechnology is providing winning solutions.

23 September 2014
Water/alcohol-soluble conjugated polymers can greatly improve photovoltaic efficiency.
11 September 2014
Engineering directional light emission with a simple photonic structure enables high secondary geometric gain.
5 September 2014
Canadian tornado center deploys lidar WindScanner
Laser examination of weather simulator in full-scale real atmospheric wind and turbulence hall.
18 December 2014
Heliatek makes its first PV installation in China
Claims "world’s first" BIOPV concrete façade installation in Pudong; also planning new pilot line in Germany.
18 December 2014
Quantum photonics promises ultra-secure credit cards
Netherlands-based team develops hack-proof “quantum secure authentication” for security applications.
18 December 2014
Michael Mertin re-appointed President of Photonics21
Jenoptik President & CEO will once again represent the technology platform for the European photonics sector.
15 December 2014