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Printed solar cells to produce green electricity

Printed solar cells to produce green electricity

Solar power has declined dramatically its cost over the past decades. We could say that was a decrease from $40 per watt in 1978 to $0.42 per watt in 2015. In the next three years the cost of production for conventional crystalline silicon solar panel could attend more than 30 percent less. The important players […]

Swiss solar powered aircraft to energy efficiency

The Swiss team composed by: Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard were stopped by the weather in their attempt to circumnavigate the Earth in an experimental solar powered aircraft called Solar Impulse 2. The weather conditions worsened soon after embarking and the solar powered aircraft was forced to land on June 1st in Nagoya, Japan after […]

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Spherical solar energy collector made by Rawlemon

According to its vision, the German architect Andre Broessel said that the future will be not only green, but transparent. He and his Rawlemon company have a solution that can “squeeze more juice out of the sun”. He projected a spherical solar energy collector, a prototype called beta.ray. Its technology combines spherical geometry principles with […]

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MIT energy initiative for an efficient solar cell in the future

Solar energy can fulfil us, as humanity, our long term energy needs. This could offer the cutting of greenhouse gas emissions by developing lower cost technologies and more effective deployment policy as is written in an MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) study called The Future of Solar Energy. As Mr. Robert Armstrong –The Director of MITEI […]

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Luci, a solar powered lantern designed by MPOWERD to enlighten people

As a paradox of our century the poverty is growing in the emergent countries and nearly half of the world’s population has no access to electricity and relies on dangerous sources of lighting. Now the guys from MPOWERD -Micro Power Design- a technology incubator invented Luci, a solar powered lantern. Luci, this solar powered lantern […]

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CZTS the next level for IBM photovoltaic scientists

According to IBM photovoltaic scientists, copper, zinc, tin and selenium – CZTS, will yield efficient thin-film solar cells made from abundant materials. Photovoltaic scientists from IBM Teodor Todorov and David Mitzi detailed the findings of a paper that describes the highest efficiency for solar cells made from CZTS. The technical paper published in Advanced Energy […]

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Sun Bike a green cargo one

Yet another electric tricycle that is able to capture solar energy. Called Sun Bike this cargo bike has own solar panels that cover of its corp. During the day all solar panels can produce enough energy to power the cargo bike. On the middle of handlebar is mounted a battery level indicator which gives information […]

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Swiss made solar powered aircraft to go back home

The already known Swiss-made high tech aircraft has landed in the Maroccan capital. With its wingspan of a jumbo jet the aircraft weights no more than a medium sized car. The solar powered aircraft is fitted with 12,000 solar cells that feed four electric motors driving propellers. On June 22 the aircraft made a journey […]

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Street lamp with LED lights and solar panels for the Olympics 2012

Street lamp has a futuristic design and is dubbed as solar tree being crafted by Ross Lovegrove.  The urban design will totally transform the look of the future streets and cities. Solar panels as well as LED lights have been outfitted together in it. The street lamp can illuminate for three days nonstop using only […]

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New type of photovoltaic device harnesses heat radiation that most solar cells ignore

About 40 percent of the solar energy reaching Earth’s surface lies in the near-infrared region of the spectrum — energy that conventional silicon-based solar cells are unable to harness.

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