A new heat-resistant thermal emitter could open the possibility of much more efficient thermophotovoltaic systems, which turn heat into power.
Engineers are turning “wired microbes” – naturally-occurring bacteria that produce electricity as they digest plant and animal material – into batteries.
Creation of the thinnest, most efficient absorber of visible light on record could lead to less-expensive and more-efficient solar cells, Stanford scientists believe.
Palo Alto, California’s famous university unveils its solar powered entry in the upcoming and lengthy Australian outback race.
A newly invented material holds promise to cool buildings without using any power.
Even with its fantastic growth rate, solar PV, thanks to manufacturing and materials efficiency gains, is operating as a net energy producer, Stanford researchers say.
Stanford researchers report advances in a solar device that could enable more efficient utility-scale concentrating solar power systems.
A decal-like application process allows flexible solar panels to go on pretty much anything, from business cards to window panes.
Self-healing skin-like material could be the first step toward much smarter electronics and prostheses.
Stanford researchers say they’ve made the first all-carbon solar cell – now they just need to work on that 1 percent efficiency issue.