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A new polymer film protects panels from water so they can last for decades.
Active metamaterials might be used in solar cells that change properties with the weather.
Nanomaterials could help solar cells convert more sunlight into electricity than once thought possible.
Researchers have demonstrated a new mechanism for converting both sunlight and heat into electricity.
A simple method applies nanoscale texturing over large areas.
The new design could lead to cheaper solar cells.
Abound Solar says it has a simpler process to make cadmium-telluride solar cells.
A layer of optical fiber bristles doubles the performance of organic solar cells in tests.
A Caltech group has created materials that could improve the efficiency of solar cells.
Solar-cell manufacturing techniques could yield LEDs that require 20 percent less energy.