Successful launch of German research rocket to improve the quality and efficiency of solar cells

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) announced last week  the successful launch into space of TEXUS 51 research rocket from the Esrange Space Center near Kiruna in northern Sweden on 23 April.

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Promising applications of Quantum Dots for Solar Energy

Researchers from around the world gathered last week in Santa Fe, New Mexico to reflect on two decades of quantum dot research at a special topical conference, “20 Years of Quantum Dots at Los Alamos.” The conference is hosted by the New Mexico Consortium and its program committee includes several past and present members of the Nanotechnology and Advanced Spectroscopy Team (NanoTech team) of the Chemistry Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory lead by Victor I. Klimov.

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SwRI receives $9.9 million from U.S. DOE to improve solar plant efficiency

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been awarded $4.9 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of a $9.9 million continuation contract to manufacture and test a high-efficiency supercritical CO2 (sCO2) hot gas turbo-expander and compact heat exchangers for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants.

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One of only seven solar laboratories in the world is opening in Stockholm

One of the few solar laboratories in the world is opening at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

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Detecting defects at the nanoscale profits solar panel production

Libyan Government-backed researcher Mohamed Elrawemi develops new technologies for defects in thin films, vital in products as printed electronics and solar panels

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