Researchers improve efficiency of next-generation solar cell material

Reducing internal losses could pave the way to low-cost perovskite-based photovoltaics that match silicon cells’ output.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~9 min

System can sterilize medical tools using solar heat

Device could provide pressurized steam to run autoclaves without the need for electricity in off-grid areas.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 18, 2020 ~7 min

Solar-powered system extracts drinkable water from “dry” air

MIT engineers have made their initial design more practical, efficient, and scalable.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 14, 2020 ~7 min

MIT-led team to develop software to help forecast space storms

National Science Foundation awards proposal for space weather modeling.

Sara Cody | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
Sept. 10, 2020 ~7 min

Covid-19 shutdown led to increased solar power output

As the air cleared after lockdowns, solar installations in Delhi produced 8 percent more power, study shows.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
July 22, 2020 ~8 min

Researchers develop new materials for energy and sensing

MIT and Northwestern researchers create hybrid perovskite materials that could help improve the quality of solar cells and light sources.

Department of Chemical Engineering • mit
July 16, 2020 ~6 min

Transparent graphene electrodes might lead to new generation of solar cells

New roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 5, 2020 ~6 min

Simple, solar-powered water desalination

System achieves new level of efficiency in harnessing sunlight to make fresh potable water from seawater.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 6, 2020 ~7 min

Researchers develop a roadmap for growth of new solar cells

Starting with higher-value niche markets and then expanding could help perovskite-based solar panels become competitive with silicon.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 6, 2020 ~8 min

For cheaper solar cells, thinner really is better

Solar panel costs have dropped lately, but slimming down silicon wafers could lead to even lower costs and faster industry expansion.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 26, 2020 ~8 min

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