Tag: solar cells


Those of us waiting for a more guilt-free computing experience will not have to wait for it much longer. Samsung unveiled at the Africa Regional Forum in Nairobi, Kenya the NC215S, a netbook equipped with solar cells on its cover Read more…


In the last few years, Thailand has continued to push a clean technology strategy throughout the country that focuses on renewable energy and energy conservation and efficiency. Between the increased demands for electricity around the country, the increasing price of Read more…


It’s far from being a reality, but an Italian product designer has a vision for solar-powered laptops. The Luce Solar Panel Powered PC is by Andrea Ponti would be powered by two solar cells, one behind the monitor and the Read more…


A solar panel and a yoga mat not often appear in the same sentence. But future solar panels have been compared to mats as a new technology promises to deliver amazing flexibility and efficiency within five years. According to a Read more…


Mark Stevenson’s book, An Optimist’s Tour of the Future had me wondering in its opening pages. I warmed to the lively engaging style but I didn’t want to read about a scientist’s vision of human lifetimes lasting thousands of years. Read more…


The real alternative energy revolution takes place in small start-ups whose R&D efforts keep improving clean technology to make it applicable on a mass scale. One such company is Hypersolar, whose focus is to develop a technology that can magnify Read more…


One of the biggest challenges for the solar power industry is to boost the power-conversion efficiency of solar cells. In response to that, a duo of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Research) researchers have found a little helper in a virus Read more…


A thin, cheap solar concentrator to replace expensive solar cells in conventional flat solar panels may be a step closer to becoming a reality. The news came from HyperSolar. The California outfit yesterday announced it has successfully completed a prototype Read more…


Enjoy the safety of a bike light without worrying about dead batteries! Tired of getting of being too scared to commute by bike because you don’t have the proper safety lights? Frustrated with your current headlamp or safety light because Read more…


On October 21, the National Research Council (NRC) began operations on a new high-efficiency solar energy experiment at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology, located on NRC property in Ottawa. “Semiconductors Using Nanostructures


Mitsubishi and Nippon Fruehauf, a light metals manufacturer, have developed an “idling-stop” solar-powered air conditioning unit that cools the truck cabin when the engine is not running. Called the “i-Cool Solar,” the solar–


How large can a Photo Voltaic (PV) solar farm be? It, of course, depends, on the available land space and the efficiency of the solar cells involved. Sarnia Solar Facility, deemed the world’s largest Photo Voltaic solar power station, has Read more…


Solimpeks uses water to reduce the heat stress on solar PV panels, which improves efficiency and provides the added benefit of hot water.

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