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Underwater solar cells to harvest renewable energy

A team from US Naval Research Laboratory leaded by Philip Jenkins recently demonstrated a method for harvesting solar power underwater at depths of 30 feet. Due to this source of renewable energy underwater, long term installations of autonomous systems will have enough power to work properly. As Jenkins says, this technology is meant to be […]

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A solar sandwich to power future buildings

All in one: A new electricity generating building component is being developed at EPFL

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Underwater solar energy

  Underwater autonomous systems and sensor platforms are severely limited by the lack of long endurance power sources. To date, these systems must rely on on-shore power, batteries or solar power supplied by an above water platform. Attempts to use photovoltaics have had limited success, primarily due to the lack of penetrating sunlight and the […]

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Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio for third-Generation Apple iPad

Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) from EPFL enter the public market. Logitech chose this technology to power its new flagship product.

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Engineered oasis for solar desalination and arid land agriculture

An agricultural facility aimed at the environmentally sustainable production of crops in arid environments was built and tested at the Yair agricultural research station in Hatzeva, Israel.

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Solar impulse an aircraft for the future

The Swiss sun powered aircraft called Solar Impulse is on its first attempt in an intercontinental flight, from Switzerland to Morocco, without a drop of fuel. The pilot Andre Borschbergthe flew 2500km due to high tech aircraft which is very light but fitted with 12,000 solar cells to feed the electric engines. The aircraft made […]

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Solar cell raises the bar for low-cost designs

Researchers have tapped a novel material to develop a low-cost, efficient, and environmentally friendly solar cell.

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Kuaray the stretchable solar panel as the most innovative solar charger

Stretchable solar panel is the key concept of Kuaray solar panel, designed by Ruben Freire.

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‘Green’ steel and solar cells win Australian innovation awards

Two UNSW-developed technologies have been recognised with Collaborative Innovation Awards at the Cooperative Research Centres Association conference in Adelaide this week.

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Bright future for solar power in space

Solar power gathered in space could be set to provide the renewable energy of the future thanks to innovative research being carried out by engineers at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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