How to tap the sun’s energy through heat as well as light
January 19, 2014New approach developed at MIT could generate power from sunlight efficiently and on demand.
Solar-cell manufacturing costs: innovation could level the field
September 5, 2013Study shows that factors other than wages dominate trends in photovoltaic costs, raising the prospect of competitive manufacturing anywhere.
New solar-cell design based on dots and wires
March 24, 2013MIT researchers improve efficiency of quantum-dot photovoltaic system by adding a forest of nanowires.
MIT researchers develop solar-to-fuel roadmap for crystalline silicon
March 4, 2013New analysis points the way to optimizing efficiency of an integrated system for harvesting sunlight to make storable fuel.
‘Artificial leaf’ makes fuel from sunlight
September 29, 2011Solar cell bonded to recently developed catalyst can harness the sun, splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.