Can floating solar islands meet the globe's future power needs?
Trygve Kristiansen researches on floating solar power, which are photovoltaics supported on the water. He believes that floating solar panels might play an important worldwide duty in the transition to greener modern technologies. He is a professor of marine innovation at NTNU.
Jan 6, 2023 // Floating PV, NTNU, Trygve Kristiansen
Utilizing nanowires to make ultra reliable affordable solar cells
A research study group at the Norwegian University of Science and also Technology (NTNU) has actually established a method for making an ultra-high product reliable solar cell using semiconductor nanowires. If this is positioned on top of a typical silicon-based solar cell, it can possibly double the performance of today's Si solar cells at low cost.
Nov 8, 2021 // Technology, Europe, solar cell, Norway, efficiency, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Anjan Mukherjee, Helge Weman
Recording power from sunshine with dyes influenced by nature
As sunlight filters through a forest canopy, chlorophyll is hard at work recording the power of photons. Inspired by nature, scientists at NTNU are working on light-capturing dyes for solar cells to create electricity.
Mar 25, 2021 // Technology, solar cell, Norwegia, NTNU, David Moe Almenningen, Odd Reidar Gautun, Bård Helge Hoff, Svein Sunde, chlorophyll
Researchers Say 53 Million Hectares of Abandoned Land Could be Used for Solar Deployment
Solar projects on deserted cropland can create 179 exajoules of energy every year
Dec 28, 2020 // Plants, Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, Americas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU