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Nation’s Largest Private Fuel Cell Energy Project to be Build by Apple in North Carolina

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 14:05 No Comments

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 [...]

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Solar-Thermal Panels to Generate Electricity Efficiently From Now On

Thursday, May 5, 2011 11:17 No Comments

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 [...]

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United States’Largest Rooftop Solar System Commissioned by Avidan Management Has Been Completed

Monday, April 25, 2011 1:22 No Comments

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 [...]

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Triple-Layered Solar Panel Increase the Total Efficiency to More Than 35%

Sunday, July 4, 2010 4:12 1 Comment

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 [...]

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Sustainable Cellphone for Developing and Underdeveloped Nations

Saturday, May 1, 2010 13:56 No Comments

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 [...]

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Flexible Fabric Equipped with Photovoltaic Cells

Saturday, May 1, 2010 13:47 1 Comment

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 [...]

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New PV Cell Designed to Capture Infrared, Visible and Ultraviolet Light

Friday, April 16, 2010 0:04 No Comments

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 [...]

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Two-Sided Solar Panels With Increased Efficiency Due to DuROCK Tio-Coating

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 5:20 No Comments

Avacos Solar helped the integration of 2 great newly developed technologies from Sanyo Canada Inc and DuROCK Alfacing International Inc. On one side Sanyo has developed a HIT (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin-layer) double bifacial solar photovoltaic module which has a 30% more efficiency than normal photovoltaic cells, while on the other hand DuROCK has developed [...]

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Glitter-Size Photovoltaic Cells Prove as Efficient as Conventional Silicon Cells

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 13:43 No Comments

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.

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Self-Assembling Spherical Solar Cells Capture More Light Without the Use of Sun Trackers

Thursday, December 3, 2009 14:37 1 Comment

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 [...]

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