University of Cambridge

Clean Water & Energy: Solar-Powered Breakthrough
Revolutionary solar-powered device inspired by photosynthesis, designed by University of Cambridge researchers, can simultaneously produce clean water and hydrogen fuel from contaminated sources. The device is an ideal solution for resource-limited, off-grid areas and can help address global energy and water crises.
Nov 15, 2023 // Technology, University of Cambridge
"Sunlight to Fuel" From Air, Plastic Waste
This revolutionary technology by the University of Cambridge helps convert carbon dioxide, plastic waste, and industrial exhaust into sustainable fuels and valuable chemicals. Reduce emissions and eliminate reliance on oil and gas with the carbon dioxide utilization for a zero-carbon future.
Jun 21, 2023 // Technology, University of Cambridge, CO2, Erwin Reisner
New findings lead the way for stable organic solar cells that may enable cheap as well as renewable electrical energy generation
Because of the current improvements in the efficiency with which solar cells made from organic (carbon-based) semiconductors can transform sunlight right into electricity, improving the long-term security of these photovoltaic or pv devices is ending up being a progressively vital subject. Real-world applications of the innovation demand that the efficiency of the photovoltaic or pv device be preserved for several years.
Apr 20, 2023 // Technology, organic solar cell, efficiency, University of Cambridge
Perovskite absorbers enable solar-powered system that converts plastic as well as greenhouse gases into sustainable fuels
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have actually developed a system that can change plastic waste and also greenhouse gases into sustainable fuels and various other valuable products-- utilizing power from the Sun. The team mentions that this is the first time that a system that can convert two waste streams into 2 chemical products at the same time has actually been achieved in a solar-powered reactor.
Jan 11, 2023 // Technology, perovskite, University of Cambridge, Erwin Reisner, Subhajit Bhattacharjee, Motiar Rahaman
Ultrathin solar cells assure enhanced satellite performance
The majority of space satellites are powered by photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight to electrical energy. Direct exposure to particular types of radiation present in orbit can harm the devices, degrading their performance and restricting their lifetime.
Nov 9, 2022 // Technology, solar cells, University of Cambridge, Armin Barthel
Secret to treating 'Achilles' heel' of perovskite alternatives to silicon solar panels revealed
A group of researchers from the UK and Japan has actually located that the tiny issues which limit the efficiency of perovskites-- more affordable alternative materials for solar cells-- are also in charge of architectural modifications in the material that result in degradation.
May 25, 2022 // Technology, UK, solar cells, Europe, perovskite, Sam Stranks, University of Cambridge, Tiarnan Doherty, silicon solar panels
MIT, Standford scientists use machine learning for pervoskite solar cell development
Perovskites are a team of layered crystalline compounds defined by the configuration of the atoms in their crystal lattice. There are hundreds of such possible compounds as well as various methods of making them.
Apr 26, 2022 // Technology, solar cell, MIT, Sam Stranks, University of Cambridge, Standford, pervoskite
Templating strategy stabilises 'perfect' material for alternative solar cells
Scientists have actually created an approach to maintain an appealing material known as perovskite for inexpensive solar cells, without jeopardizing its near-perfect performance.
Dec 27, 2021 // Technology, Manufacturing News, solar cells, perovskite, University of Cambridge, Tiarnan Doherty, Satyawan Nagane
Scientists from UK & Japan Unravel Perovskite's High Effectiveness Enigma
Its heterogeneity of chemical aspects triggers problems in perovskite that reduce the photovoltaic or pv performance of solar cells made from it. Despite this, perovskite products still show effectiveness levels equivalent to their silicon choices.
Nov 23, 2021 // Technology, Japan, Asia, perovskite, Sam Stranks, University of Cambridge, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Cavendish Laboratory, Diamond Light Source synchrotron facility, Kyle Frohna
Researchers determine as well as clear efficiency hurdle for organic solar cells
Scientists have identified an essential device responsible for the reduced effectiveness of organic solar cells and revealed a way that this hurdle might be conquered.
Sep 30, 2021 // Technology, UK, Europe, efficiency, University of Cambridge, organic solar cells, Alexander Gillett
New roadmap to much better carrying out solar energy cells
Perovskite solar cells are in numerous ways currently as effective as traditional crystalline silicon-based solar cells; perovskite has actually the added benefit of being a lot more affordable than its silicon equivalent. Perovskites are also being presented in numerous gadgets such as light-emitting diodes, lasers, memory gadgets and much more.
Sep 28, 2021 // Technology, Canada, solar cells, perovskite, North America, Sam Stranks, University of Surrey, University of Cambridge, Wei Zhang, University of Toronto
New Study Accelerates Development of Organic Solar Cells
A lot of today's solar cells are made from silicon and are heavy, inflexible, and expensive to create. By comparison, organic solar cells hold the assurance of being light-weight, flexible, and also inexpensive to make.
Aug 16, 2021 // Technology, Canada, New Zealand, China, Europe, Asia, silicon, Oceania, Belgium, North America, University of Cambridge, organic solar cells, Alexander Sneyd
Bitcoin options can provide an environment-friendly remedy to energy-guzzling cryptocurrencies
The cryptocurrency bitcoin currently consumes much more electrical energy a year than the entire of Argentina, according to current quotes from the University of Cambridge. That's since the creation of a bitcoin, in a process called mining, is achieved by effective computers that work all the time to translate and address complicated mathematical issues.
Jul 14, 2021 // Blockchain, Argentina, South america, Bitcoin, University of Cambridge
New approaches for designing electroluminescent products
New study information exactly how a course of electroluminescent materials, crucial elements of devices such as LED lights and also solar cells, can be developed to function a lot more efficiently.
Jan 11, 2021 // Technology, solar cells, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, efficiently, Seoul National University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Andrew M. Rappe, University of Tennessee, Universitat de Valencia, Harbin Institute of Technology, Arvin Kakekhani
New environment-friendly materials can power wise tools utilizing ambient light
We are significantly making use of more smart tools like mobile phones, wise audio speakers, and wearable health as well as health sensing units in our homes, workplaces, and public buildings. Nonetheless, the batteries they make use of can diminish promptly and include hazardous and also uncommon environmentally damaging chemicals, so scientists are searching for far better ways to power the gadgets.
Nov 16, 2020 // Technology, UK, China, Europe, Asia, University of Cambridge, Soochow University, Robert Hoye, Vincenzo Pecunia, Imperial College London