An MIT assessment of solar energy technologies concludes that today’s widely used crystalline silicon technology is efficient and reliable and could feasibly be deployed at the large scale needed to mitigate climate change by midcentury. But novel photovoltaic (PV) technologies now being developed using specially designed nanomaterials may one day provide significant advantages. They could be easier and cheaper to manufacture; they could be made into ultra-thin, lightweight, flexible solar...
2 ONE Lab members—postdoc Sam Stranks and alumna Vanessa Wood—have been selected as 2016 TED Fellows. Congratulations Sam and Vanessa!
ONE Lab members co-authored the 300+ page report from the MIT Energy Initiative covering the technology, economics, and policy of solar energy, focusing on the potential for solar to be deployed at large scale. Members of the study group include Joel, Patrick, Andrea, and Vladimir.
The Future of Solar Study has been cited widely, including in The New York Times, ...
MIT Innovation Initiative aims to foster an even more consistent approach to building bridges from research findings to real world impact.
MIT graduate student Farnaz Niroui demonstrates squeezable nano electromechanical switches with quantum tunneling function.
Tuning energy levels through surface chemistry shows promise for higher efficiency quantum dot solar cells, MIT graduate student Patrick R. Brown's work shows.
MIT's associate dean for innovation is inventing at the nanoscale.
A novel structure forms a tiny organic laser that requires little energy to begin emitting light
Quantum-dot photovoltaics set new record for efficiency in such devices, could unlock new uses.