Posts Tagged ‘solar power’

Sun Powered Charger Guides Your Way Through the Night

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 9:56 No Comments

As the market is flooded with different kinds of charging devices that run on solar energy, companies must do something different in order to gain the sales over their competitors. Cleannergy has been working to develop a solar charger that not only powers a laptop of different electronic gadgets but is also a solar-powered lamp [...]

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Sharp Developed World’s Highest Solar Cell Conversion Efficiency

Friday, October 23, 2009 7:07 No Comments

The company Sharp Corporation has developed the world’s highest solar cell conversion efficiency of 35.8% using a triple-junction compound solar cell. In comparison with silicon-based solar cells, the compound solar cell utilizes photo-absorption layers made from compounds consisting of two or more elements such as gallium and indium.

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Canada’s Largest Solar Park Starts Generating Electricity

Thursday, October 15, 2009 13:07 No Comments

Canada’s largest solar park developed by SkyPower Corp and SunEdison Canada has officially opened today. The solar energy generating plant is composed of over 126,000 solar panels situated on 90 acres, being able to generate about 10 million KWh of renewable electricity in its first year. This great amount of energy will be enough to [...]

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More Efficient Solar Cells Made From Carbon Nanotubes

Monday, September 21, 2009 18:04 No Comments

Scientists from the Cornell University have created the basic element of a solar cell made from carbon nanotubes, that proves to be more much more efficient at transforming the energy from the sun into electricity.

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Solar Powered Cars that Emit Water Instead of Carbon Emissions

Monday, September 21, 2009 2:32 No Comments

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison could soon develop a new technology that will produce hydrogen from solar power and produces water instead of carbon emissions. Materials science and engineering assistant professor Dane Morgan and Ph.D. student Edward (Ted) Holby are working to bring solar powered cars that will produces water instead of carbon emissions.

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Highly-Efficient Solar Panels Don’t Need Direct Sun

Friday, September 18, 2009 7:46 1 Comment

A “green” Jerusalem company called GreenSun has developed colorful solar panels that don’t need direct sunlight to work, capturing different parts of the sun’s light spectrum. The company claims that its highly-efficient solar panels will cost less than a dollar per watt to manufacture, in comparison with a conventional solar which cost more than $4 [...]

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E-Move Charging Station can Provide Power to Everything

Friday, September 18, 2009 2:02 No Comments

Michael Scherer, a designer from Brixen, has developed a solar charging station that can power bicycles, scooters, cars and even mobile phones. In conclusion it can provide power to everything with the necessary “fuel” from the sun. The prototype called E-Move Charging Station, is equipped with 8 mono-crystalline photovoltaic modules, which together supply 1.76 kWp [...]

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Upgraded High-Output Solar Panels from Mitsubishi Electric

Thursday, September 17, 2009 11:36 1 Comment

Mitsubishi Electric released ten new series of photovoltaic modules, five for Europe and the other five for the American/Asian region, that have higher output power and more bus bars.

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New Technologies Rise Silicon Cell Efficiency

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:45 No Comments

The company called 1366 Technologies announced it has the capability of producing more efficient solar – silicon based – cells, that could be available in two years.

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Ultra-Small Solar Cells Capable of Harvesting Artificial Light

Monday, September 14, 2009 1:50 No Comments

New Energy Technologies has developed an ultra-small solar cell that is capable to harvest artificial light which is in abundance in commercial skyscrapers and offices. New Energy’s solar cells installed in their transparent SolarWindow  generates electric energy by using the visible light in artificial fluorescent lighting typically installed in commercial buildings and offices .

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