Posts Tagged ‘solar energy’
The company Sharp Corporation has developed the world’s highest solar cell conversion efficiency of 35.8% using a triple-junction compound solar cell. In comparison with silicon-based solar cells, the compound solar cell utilizes photo-absorption layers made from compounds consisting of two or more elements such as gallium and indium.
Canada’s largest solar park developed by SkyPower Corp and SunEdison Canada has officially opened today. The solar energy generating plant is composed of over 126,000 solar panels situated on 90 acres, being able to generate about 10 million KWh of renewable electricity in its first year. This great amount of energy will be enough to [...]
Scientists from the Cornell University have created the basic element of a solar cell made from carbon nanotubes, that proves to be more much more efficient at transforming the energy from the sun into electricity.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison could soon develop a new technology that will produce hydrogen from solar power and produces water instead of carbon emissions. Materials science and engineering assistant professor Dane Morgan and Ph.D. student Edward (Ted) Holby are working to bring solar powered cars that will produces water instead of carbon emissions.
A “green” Jerusalem company called GreenSun has developed colorful solar panels that don’t need direct sunlight to work, capturing different parts of the sun’s light spectrum. The company claims that its highly-efficient solar panels will cost less than a dollar per watt to manufacture, in comparison with a conventional solar which cost more than $4 [...]
Michael Scherer, a designer from Brixen, has developed a solar charging station that can power bicycles, scooters, cars and even mobile phones. In conclusion it can provide power to everything with the necessary “fuel” from the sun. The prototype called E-Move Charging Station, is equipped with 8 mono-crystalline photovoltaic modules, which together supply 1.76 kWp [...]
Mitsubishi Electric released ten new series of photovoltaic modules, five for Europe and the other five for the American/Asian region, that have higher output power and more bus bars.
The company called 1366 Technologies announced it has the capability of producing more efficient solar – silicon based – cells, that could be available in two years.
New Energy Technologies has developed an ultra-small solar cell that is capable to harvest artificial light which is in abundance in commercial skyscrapers and offices. New Energy’s solar cells installed in their transparent SolarWindow generates electric energy by using the visible light in artificial fluorescent lighting typically installed in commercial buildings and offices .
Researchers are planning to launch a spacecraft powered by the pressure of sunlight that could be used to stay above the Earth, transmitting vital data on solar storms or polar climate change. “Solar sailing” has long been a dream for space engineers, who have envisaged craft exploring the depths of the solar system, propelled only [...]