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Our solar PV review paper highlighted in MIT News and Energy Futures magazine
Wed, 12/16/2015

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...

Current and former ONE Lab members honored as 2016 TED Fellows
Tue, 12/08/2015

2 ONE Lab members—postdoc Sam Stranks and alumna Vanessa Wood—have been selected as 2016 TED FellowsCongratulations Sam and Vanessa!

MIT Future of Solar Energy Study co-authored by ONE Lab members is released and highlighted in national press
Tue, 05/05/2015

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, ...

Our recent EES review on PV technologies highlighted in the news
Thu, 03/26/2015

Our review of PV technologies in Energy and Environmental Science was recently highlighted in online media, including The Energy CollectivePhys.orgWorld Economic Forum, Nanowerk, ...

MIT News: Making the leap from lab to market
Tue, 03/10/2015

MIT Innovation Initiative aims to foster an even more consistent approach to building bridges from research findings to real world impact.

MIT News: Squitching behavior
Wed, 03/04/2015

MIT graduate student Farnaz Niroui demonstrates squeezable nano electromechanical switches with quantum tunneling function.

MIT News: Cheap, flexible solar
Mon, 03/02/2015

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 News: Faculty highlight: Vladimir Bulović
Thu, 02/26/2015

MIT's associate dean for innovation is inventing at the nanoscale.

C&EN: Engineers Build Ultrasmall Organic Laser
Wed, 10/01/2014

A novel structure forms a tiny organic laser that requires little energy to begin emitting light

MIT News: Improving a new breed of solar cells
Tue, 05/27/2014

Quantum-dot photovoltaics set new record for efficiency in such devices, could unlock new uses.