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Scientists Elevate Quantum Dot Solar Cell World Record

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) established a new world efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells, at 13.4 percent. Colloidal quantum dots are electronic materials and because of their astonishingly small size (typically 3-20 nanometers in dimension) they possess fascinating optical properties. Quantum dot solar cells emerged […]

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US Announces $12 Million to Advance Early-Stage Solar Research

The funding for solar research will advance solar forecasting technologies in a coordinated way with partnerships between national labs, universities, and industry. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $12 million in new funding for eight projects to advance predictive modeling capabilities for solar generation. “These models will lead to more accurate forecasts of solar […]

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