Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PolyJoule Promises Plastic Batteries To Store Renewable Energy on Grid

Battery storage forms a crucial link in the renewable energy system, given the intermittent nature of renewables. Amid many technologies that are emerging in the domain, Boston-based energy start up PolyJoule has created a battery which is made up of plastic – electrically conductive polymers – which makes the energy storage on the grid not […]

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Policy and Technology Helped Drive Solar Module Cost Down: Study

Policy support by respective governments has been touted as a major reason for this dramatic price drop With the price of solar energy becoming increasingly competitive each day, it is crucial to know why the cost of solar panels and solar energy storage have been dropping. This is what a team of researchers from Massachusetts […]

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This Solar Cell is highly efficient and can harvests more of sun’s energy

  A team of researchers from MIT and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has developed new solar cell that includes two different layers of sunlight-absorbing material to harvest a broader range of the sun’s energy and that costs less than its counterparts. The researchers call the device a “step cell,” because the two […]

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MIT researchers demonstrates thinnest, lightest solar cells ever produced

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have demonstrated thinnest, flexible, and lightweight solar cell ever produced. The team used parylene flexible polymer as substrate and overcoating, and an organic material called DBP as the primary light-absorbing layer. Parylene is used to protect implanted biomedical devices and printed circuit boards from environmental damage. Researches note […]

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