A flexible solar “skin” that could be used to generate power on homes, cars and phones is a step closer to development after the technology was used to break a world record for electricity conversion, researchers say. Engineers at the University of Queensland have been working with nanoparticles known as quantum dots that pass electrons and generate an electrical current when exposed to solar energy. The dots can be printed on flexible sheets that have the potential to be used as a transparent skin to power devices including mobile phones and electric vehicles, and applied to windows and other surfaces.
Guardian 18th Feb 2020 read more »
Scientists have designed a material for solar panels that they claim allows panels to generate a fifth more electricity in cloudy conditions by drawing energy from a greater spectrum of the light.
Times 18th Feb 2020 read more »