Solar material absorbs entire spectrum
Design How-To 10/22/2008 Post a comment
Current solar materials must be chosen to match a specific wavelength of sunlight, but a new hybrid inorganic/organic material could usher in solar cells that absorb all solar wavelengths.
Silicon ink targets RFIDs
News & Analysis 10/16/2008 Post a comment
Printing thin-film circuits on flexible substrates may be ready for prime time with the introduction of what is claimed as the first commercial application of silicon ink.
Researchers target diamond based lasers and apps
Product News 10/13/2008 Post a comment
Researchers at the Institute of Photonics, University of Strathclyde, have started work on a three and a half-year project to develop a solid-state laser design incorporating CVD (chemical vapour deposition) diamond manufactured by Element Six Ltd.
Silicon supply shifts solar dynamics
Design How-To 10/6/2008 Post a comment
A protracted shortage of raw silicon that impacted the fortunes for some makers of solar photovoltaic panels is beginning to ease, putting emerging thin-film panel makers under renewed pressure, said one market watcher.
CFL and LED lamps: White light in a 'green' world
Teardown 10/6/2008 7 comments
Despite the attention focused on alternative energies to increase available power, measures intended to conserve energy represent an equally important story. Along with "making more," the energy challenge is also to "use less."