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31st July 2023
Developing new FTO-based organic solar cells

Nanotechnology specialist NextGen Nano has developed a new generation of organic solar cells (OSCs) using substrates based on fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO).

6th July 2023
Bringing privacy to transparent displays

According to Expert Market Research, the global transparent display market was valued at around $1.25 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach over $11.17 billion by 2027.

11th April 2023
Nanotechnology brings privacy to transparent displays

NextGen Nano has achieved results at a scale suitable for commercial development for its transparent organic light-emitting diode (TOLED) device.

Quantum Tech
24th February 2023
Investigating quantum properties of lead-halide perovskites under practical conditions

According to Fortune Business Insights, the quantum computing market is projected to grow from $486 million in 2021 to $3.18 billion in 2028. This growth is expected as the demand increases for devices that can manipulate electrical currents and optical fields to store energy, process information, communicate and transfer data. Here, Professor Kenan Gundogdu, Head of the Quantum Division at NextGen Nano, explores recent breakthroughs in quan...

Eco Innovation
17th January 2023
Why the UK should follow the EU’s solar energy plan

After COP27, Mary Robinson, Chair of the Elders Group, said that the world remains on the brink of climate catastrophe and progress made on cutting emissions has been too slow. As the UK watches the aftermath of this summit, all eyes are on Rishi Sunak’s new cabinet to ensure the UK increases its efforts to reach net-zero. Here Dr Franky So, Chief Technology Officer at nanotechnology research company NextGen Nano, explains why the new UK go...

17th February 2022
Powering rural hospitals with photovoltaics

Rural hospitals around the world face electricity shortages because of susceptibility to natural disasters, a lack of infrastructure and the growing cost of diesel.

Alternative Energy
28th April 2021
Researchers make greenhouse energy breakthrough

A team of researchers at North Carolina State University, working with Organic Photovoltaic Cell (OPV) company NextGen Nano, has demonstrated how adding semi-transparent Organic Solar Cells (OSCs) to greenhouses allows growers to generate electricity and simultaneously cultivate lettuce, reducing greenhouse energy demands. The results will lay the groundwork for power generation in sustainable greenhouse cultivation.

6th April 2021
Facilitating the electric vehicle revolution

The global Electric Vehicle (EV) market has grown significantly in the last 20 years and, now, the UK has committed to banning the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030. This is welcome news, but a question remains. How can we power EVs without relying on energy from the national grid? Here Franky So, Chief Technology Officer of Nextgen Nano, explains how advancements in solar nanotechnology could facilitate the surging demand for...

Alternative Energy
25th March 2021
Solar power for crop cultivation

According to experts, growers of greenhouse crop in the US spend approximately $600m per year on electricity needed to power lighting, heating, cooling and irrigation systems. This high energy consumption and the increased awareness of the consequences of burning fossil fuels have triggered a surge in demand for solar energy as a green and sustainable alternative.

15th February 2021
LED vs OLED: Know your facts

NextGen Nano has released an infographic tracking the evolution of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and shedding light on the technology’s future. Since the first recorded instance of electroluminescence in 1907, the market has seen a major push towards better light quality and power efficiency. The infographic follows the company’s recent announcement of breakthrough research on Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs).

25th January 2021
How OLEDs can produce power efficient displays

The billboards of Times Square are a sight to behold. A hub of entertainment, tourism and culture, these dazzling displays use 161 megawatts of electricity annually and cost nearly $10m to operate. Here Duncan Clark, of NextGen Nano, explores how this OLED technology can be used to create bright, high contrast displays.

18th January 2021
Why OLEDs are making an impact in the automotive industry

Since their initial discovery in the 1950s, use of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) in digital displays has become commonplace, even so, they have struggled to live up to the hype. Here Duncan Clark, Operations Director of NextGen Nano, sheds some light on the future of OLEDs and how they are making an impact in the automotive industry.

26th November 2020
NextGen Nano acquires further voting stock in New Fusion

London based NextGen Nano has acquired a further 30% of common voting stock in US based New Fusion. The acquisition follows an innovation by New Fusion in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display technology, which will extend the lifespan and quality of displays — and growth in the OLED display market, which is projected to experience a CAGR of 23.2% between 2021 to 2026.

Alternative Energy
25th November 2020
The use of organic photovoltaic cells in skyscrapers

The skylines of big cities like New York, London and so many others in the world have been shaped by skyscrapers. These high-rise buildings typically draw their power from the traditional carbon fuel grid. Here, Matthew Stone, Chairman at NextGen Nano, has explained how the integration of organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells to commercial buildings can assist in the production of green energy for cleaner cities.

Alternative Energy
24th November 2020
Empowering sustainable energy with decentralisation

The energy system is undergoing unprecedented transformation, fuelled by factors such as technological developments, geopolitical shifts and environmental concerns. According to the World Economic Forum, decentralisation is one of the key trends that will accelerate the transition to sustainable energy supply.

16th July 2020
New research illuminates future of tandem solar cells

A team of researchers from Nextgen Nano may have found a new way of accelerating the development of high efficiency Organic PhotoVoltaic (OPV) technology. Nextgen Nano’s latest research demonstrated that a relatively simple material, HSolar, was widely compatible as an InterConnecting Layer (ICL) with multiple solar cell materials in tandem solar cells. The material also showed stable performance and high efficiency, which were re...

21st April 2020
Nanotechnology challenges the solar debate

  Could an evolution in photovoltaics sidestep arguments against solar panels? Nanotechnolgy has the potential to deliver more efficient, flexible solar panels, driving innovation and new applications and a release from centralised power source, says Dr Franky So is chief technology officer of Nextgen Nano.

2nd September 2019
Could nanotechnology address the emissions epidemic?

Many governments have made bold commitments to ban petrol and diesel vehicles from our roads to reduce CO2 emissions. For example, UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove claimed this was achievable by 2040. Such claims are widely dismissed as impossible, in part due to our reliance on centralised fossil fuel-produced power sources. 

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