This article was originally published on the Yale News website. For some solar cells, the future may be fluorescent. Scientists at Yale have improved the ability of a promising type of solar cell to absorb light and convert it into electrical power by adding a fluorescent organic dye to the cell layer. This squaraine dye boosts light absorption and recycles electrons, improving the conversion of light into energy. The results suggest a new route for … Read More
In the wake of the merger between Recargo and Xatori (press release below) which will “revolutionize vehicle software and information services for plug-mobility” comes this infographic compiled by PluginCars.com, PlugShare, and Recargo. Recargo and Xatori Merge, Furthering Leadership in Plug-In Tech Two Companies Will Unify Mobile Products and Services Reaching World's Largest Community of Plug-In Drivers Recargo, Inc. and Xatori, Inc. today announced that the two companies are merging to revolutionize vehicle software and … Read More
This article was originally published on the website of CSIRO. Scientists have produced the largest flexible, plastic solar cells in Australia – 10 times the size of what they were previously able to – thanks to a new solar cell printer that has been installed at CSIRO. The printer has allowed researchers from the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium (VICOSC) – a collaboration between CSIRO, The University of Melbourne, Monash University and industry partners – … Read More
With roughly 18 months until launch, South Korea appears on the path to launch the world's most ambitious cap and trade market, with the highest global price on carbon. The government is still finalizing system design, set to launch in January 2015, but it could ultimately cover 70% of national emissions and reach $90 per ton of carbon.