Posts Tagged ‘solar power’
How much do you know about fuel cells? Most people know it’s something to do with hydrogen, but because it’s pretty expensive, they probably didn’t pay much attention to it. The information is true: fuel cells rely on hydrogen and generate electricity when the right kind of electrochemical process takes place. And although the federal [...]
Until recently, one had to choose whether to ask for electricity from solar panels or heat from solar-thermal panels, but you couldn’t have it both ways. Now, thanks to a team of researchers from Boston College and MIT, you can. As reported in the Nature Materials journal, engineers have worked out a way to trap [...]
It’s interesting to remark how even in the eco-friendly field, companies think about profit first. Probably they wouldn’t even be on the market if they didn’t. So, just as Google recently said about its latest investments, Avidan Management also talks about projects that “make sound business sense”. And these guys are not kidding: the New [...]
According to scientists, traditional solar panels are able catch just about 15% of the sun’s rays. But now, a company that focuses on the production and development of high efficiency thin film photovoltaics, called RoseStreet Labs Energy Inc. (RSLE), founded a new way to increase that efficiency using mirrors and even the shaping them like [...]
Mobile network providers are trying their level best to connect even the most remote locations on the planet with the rest of the world. However, in places like rural Africa nine out of ten people don’t have access to electricity, which means that they’ve to get their cellphones charged in villages that either have access [...]
FTL Solar has created a lightweight tensile fabric with integrated thin film solar panels that is capable of shading your deck while powering your home. Originally designed as easily deployable canopies for military applications, FTL’s solar products are now available now for solar parking lot shades, rooftop building installations, and small and large solar tent [...]
Scientists at the Kyoto Institute of Technologybhave developed a new solar cell, capable of producing energy from ultraviolet, infrared and visible light. The research team lead by associate professor Saki Sonoda, hopes that this new cell will lead to the development of highly efficient photovoltaic cells that can be single-junction rather than the more conventional [...]
Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories have developed a glitter size photovoltaic cell that has the efficiency of a normal silicon cell. Using about 100 times less silicon, the new cells are able to produce the same amount of electricity as conventional solar cells.
Scientists at the University of Illinois are working to develop a new and different technology to capturing more light. Instead of using parabolic mirrors to focus sunlight onto flatbed solar panels, they have now come up with self-assembling spherical solar cells being able to capture more sunlight than flat ones. Researcher have created these new [...]
Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a three-dimensional photovoltaic solar cell around an optical fibre. A new generation of hyper-flexible solar systems could be created thanks to this revolutionary research.