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June 29th

Natcore Takes Another Step

Black silicon solar technology is a fun one that I’ve been keeping an eye on for a long time. Black silicon solar cell technology offers some potentially very useful efficiency improvements for commercial solar panels… if the costs can be lowered enough. A handful of researchers have been working on this, and on other aspects […]

April 14th

Black Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency Raised to 18.2% by NREL Scientists

Black-silicon solar cells with 18.2% efficiency have been created by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). These don’t need extra anti-reflection layers (like typical solar cells do), which should help to significantly lower the cost of solar energy. The specially designed nanostructured surface ensures that the light-generated electricity is […]

October 12th

Black Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency Doubled

While conventional solar cells can absorb a good portion of the Sun’s light, they completely miss the boat on getting anything from¬†the infrared spectrum. But black silicon solar cells are actually designed exactly for this. A group of researchers from the¬†Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft¬†institute in Germany have recently succeeded in doubling solar cell efficiency of black silicon solar […]

October 10th