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IIT Backed Research Tests Sterilisation of Medical tools Using Sunlight

Researchers from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and IIT Mumbai have successfully tested an autoclave powered by sunlight to sterilise medical tools. Autoclaves are devices used to sterilize medical tools doing so by utilising pressurized steam at a temperature of about 125 degrees Celsius. Usually provided by electrical or fuel-powered boilers, the steam supply obviously […]

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Cleaner air During Lockdown Helped Delhi Generate More Solar Power: Study

Reduction in air pollution in Delhi due to lockdown may have led to more sunlight reaching solar panels, resulting in the production of more clean energy. Based on data collected in Delhi, a team of researchers – majorly from at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston – report that the reduction in air pollution […]

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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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Researchers demonstrate STPVs that converts solar heat into usable electric power

Researchers at MIT demonstrated a device based on a method that enables solar cells to break through a theoretically predicted ceiling on how much sunlight they can convert into electricity. A single-layer cell made of silicon is used for the vast majority of today’s solar panels — the upper limit of these cells is about […]

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MIT explains the crux behind the World’s Lightest Solar Cells

As solar panels get mainstream, innovations into this technology are also on leap. Today, technologies are getting more flexible, thinner and lighter and researchers at MIT are known to have abided the rules and created the thinnest, lightest solar cells ever produced. The MIT professor Vladimir Bulovi, research scientist Annie Wang, and doctoral student Joel […]

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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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