Posts Tagged ‘photovoltaic cells’

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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Solar Modules for Highways Generates Power Even at Night

Thursday, May 28, 2009 4:57 No Comments

The company Solaroad Technologies claims to have invented new kind of solar cells for highways that can generate power even at night by converting light from headlights of cars into energy. Electrawall, as the system has been named, also stores what it collects in batteries. The inventor claims a million feet of his collectors could [...]

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Researchers have founded a new way to improve solar cell efficiency

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 1:47 No Comments

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have founded a new way to improve solar cell efficiency. The new treatment for silicon photovoltaic solar cells can increase cell efficiency in two ways by creating bumps and peaks on the surface.

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Solar blinds that keep the light for later

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 2:15 No Comments

One of the most frustrating things about many of the gadgets powered by solar energy is that these can not be exposed to the sun long enough to be fully loaded when users need them. The Belgian inventor Vincent Gerkens, wanted to solve this problem and has created a concept of solar blinds that keeps [...]

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Solar Bag That Can Charge Portable Electronics!

Monday, November 24, 2008 23:52 No Comments

The last generation of bags for laptop can charge all your gadgets. Fusion Messenger bags from Eclipse are provided with photovoltaic cells that can provide 12-volt power to a adapter that can charge a laptop, mobile phone or MP3 player.

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Artificial Plants Capture Wind and Solar Energy

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 1:19 No Comments

Solar Botanic is a London based startup and announced that it has created artificial trees and plants that capture the wind energy, rain and power of the sun. All of these are made by the Nanoleaf, which is the key to the company’s claim. Nanoleaf is a capturing powerhouse and contains thermovoltaic and photovoltaic cells [...]

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