Transparent Solar Cells Turn Windows into Power Generators

September 24th, 2012 Comments Off on Transparent Solar Cells Turn Windows into Power Generators

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The concept2017: Next Nissan LEAF (mk3) to get a more 'mainstream' look & bigger capacity battery 300km/180miles?. Read more ... » of placing silicon solarSame old Experiement. How much power can you get from Solar-Panel-Covered car like Citroen Czero. Read more ... » cells on rooftops might be fine in some regions of the worldWhy We Don't Want Mitt: Romney Slams Tesla, Fisker Again In Final Presidential Debate. Read more ... », where single-familyApparently: The World's Biggest Car Company Wants to Get Rid of Gasoline. Read more ... » dwellings make rooftops abundant. In more crowded areas where roof space is at a premiumAnd so it begins: Affordable Tesla announced "Accelerating Sustainable Transport". Read more ... », there are usually plenty of windowsNever get tired of it. Out in #ev all day. Plugged in overnight. Est cost £2.30 #ElectricCar Read more ... ». So researchers Yang Yang and Paul Weiss and their coworkers at the University of California*Applauds* California Zero Emissions Car Target May Hit 100% By 2030. Read more ... », Los Angeles, have developed a transparent solar cell that could cover the windows in a building to generate powerWireless electric vehicle charging explained. Read more ... » without obstructing the view.
One key to the technologyWireless electric vehicle charging explained. Read more ... » is the useVW plans radical new electric vehicle. Read more ... » of polymers that absorb infrared rays and let most of the visible light pass through. Their proof-of-concept device is about 70% transparent in the visible rangeORNL Solid-State Battery Test: 90% Of Original Capacity After 10,000 Cycles. Read more ... », corresponding approximately to the transparency of a well-cleaned glass window. “Human eyes are fantastic optical tools, and would not complain about 50-60% transmission,” Yang says. “So as far as transparency is concerned, we are already there.”
Another key is a transparent top electrode (cathode) capable of withstanding the rigors of the deposition process. The researchers usedAbout Time: Next Nissan Juke may come with range extender technology. Read more ... » a cathode based on silver nanowires (AgNWs) that Yang and Weiss had developed previously. The AgNWs are spray-coated onto the photoactive polymer layer and then fused together using a TiO2 sol-gel solution. Indium tin oxide nanoparticles are used as conductive materials to fill the space between the AgNWs. “You don’t need much silver, you just need to have the nanowires connected to make the transparent window,” Weiss says.
As currently configured, the transparent solar cell is a layered device consisting of indium tin oxide as the bottom electrode and the AgNW top electrode. Sandwiched in between these electrodes is a bulk heterojunction blend of near-infrared-sensitive poly(2Demand for solar is growing globally, with the total number of gigawatts expected at 29.8 in 2012 to 50.8 gigawatts in 2016. Read more ... »,6BMW i3 Release date is post-November, Meanwhile, the inside story: how it’s made. Read more ... »’-4Ford Wants To Develop Its Own Battery Chemistries For Hybrids, Electric Cars, But Why?. Read more ... »,8Electric Car and Plug-in Hybrid. Read more ... »-bis(5Spilling all Beans on Toyota Prius 15EV miles Plug-in Hybrid for 2013 model. Read more ... »-ehtylhexylthienyl)benzo-[1,2-b]dithiophene-alt-5-dibutyloctyl-3Electric car promised for 2014 that can do 1,000 miles on single charge. Read more ... »,6-bis(5-bromothiophen-2-yl)pyrrolol[3,4-c]pyrrole-1Best of British: UK company makes electric car range breakthrough. Read more ... »,4-dione), abbreviated as PBDTT-DPP, and [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester, known as PCBM. The PBDTT-DPP is the electron donor and PCBM the electron acceptor. These polymers combine to give a photoactive layer with an average transmission of 68% in the visible range (400 to 650 nm) and strong absorption in the near-infrared (650 to 850 nm).
The fact that the device is built using solution processing instead of a much more expensive and less materials-efficient vacuum deposition process could go a longElectric cars gain momentum. Read more ... » way in keeping costsTesla Model S vs Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid. Read more ... » down, which is a significant concern in any solar installationWhen manufacturers must push for Electrification: Emission Scandal(VW) put all emission validation/rating in the bin. Read more ... ».
But some significant challenges remain. Because about half#vauxhall #ampera #electricVehicle #review - Finally had a Test Drive of this "legendary" #ev. My Thoughts on it.... Read more ... » of solar radiation is in the infrared range, it2015 Nissan Leaf aims to be more self aware. Read more ... » should be possible to produce solar windows with power conversion efficiencies of 8 to 10Tesla VS Dyson, as the latter Challenges Tesla With $1.4 Billion Battery Tech Investment. Read more ... »%, according to the researchers. As reported in ACS Nano, however, their proof-of-concept device currently has a power conversion efficiency of 4%. But they have plans to reach the goal of 8 to 10% efficiency by trying different material combinations and by analyzing the nanostructure and defects of the device.
“We are only tapping into about 900 nm wavelengths in the near-infrared, but we would like to go out to 1200 nm,” Yang says. “Materials-science wise, we still have a long way to go utilize the full spectrum.”
Weiss agrees. “There are many steps ahead now where we can optimize transparency in the visible and collection of photons outside of the visible,” he says. “In a sense, now the hard workLEAF #ev #electricCar Test Drive user experience and Personal Review. Read more ... » begins of understanding the fundamentals of the systemWireless electric vehicle charging explained. Read more ... » and using our understanding to move to higher efficiency.”

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