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Green innovations for a sustainable future: Solar Panels

Green innovations for a sustainable future: Solar Panels

Solar panels are quite expensive and inefficient, well that’s true a decade ago or so. Solar technology has grown significantly for the past years, solar cells are way more energy-efficient and manufacturing solar panels now cheaper with innovations in our technology. From the year 2000, prices on solar panels have dropped  Read more »

Add Comments April 28, 2013

Solar power generated finally surpass energy used to produce them

Solar power generated finally surpass energy used to produce them

We all know that solar power generated by solar cells is one of the cleanest energy source we can tap into. But for the solar technology to get to where it is today, it has required huge amount of energy, ironically most of which from fossil fuels.

1 Comment April 21, 2013

Are Universities Going Green?

Are Universities Going Green?

As the threat of global warming becomes more and more of a reality around the world, many universities have begun embracing environmentally habits on campus.  Boards of trustees have started collaborating with student activists, members of administration, and the greater public to implement new practices that conserve energy and promote  Read more »

Add Comments February 8, 2013

Nanoflowers As Solar Cells For Energy Storage?

Nanoflowers As Solar Cells For Energy Storage?

Researchers from North Carolina State University have created flower-like structures out of germanium sulfide (GeS) – a semiconductor material – that have extremely thin petals with an enormous surface area. The GeS flower holds promise for next-generation energy storage devices and solar cells.

Add Comments October 16, 2012

Hybrid Solar Cells Sets New Record in Performance

Hybrid Solar Cells Sets New Record in Performance

EPFL`s Institute of Microengineering in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, has created a “hybrid” solar cell based on the technologies behind amorphous thin film and monocrystalline silicon that performs at a conversion efficiency of 21.4% – higher than any other solar cell using this type of substrate.

Add Comments October 5, 2012

Better Manufacturing of Plastic Solar Cells

Better Manufacturing of Plastic Solar Cells

For the past one and a half decades, researches have been working on improving the technology of plastic solar cells. They have the potential to revolutionize the way we harness solar energy both in terms of efficiency and costs. At Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia, PhD candidate Anirudh Sharma  Read more »

Add Comments September 29, 2012

Hybrid Power Stations

Hybrid Power Stations

Renewable energy sources became one of the most appealing issues in modern industry, as they benefit both global economy and social livelihood. A big number of countries has already realized successful projects of solar, wind and tidal power plants, using the possibilities provided by local natural conditions. Mostly it is  Read more »

3 Comments September 14, 2012

Solar Still Turns Salt Water To Fresh Water - Provide Drinking Water For Developing Countries

Solar Still Turns Salt Water To Fresh Water – Provide Drinking Water For Developing Countries

A simple yet innovative device produces clean and drinkable water out of salty or brackish water. It was developed to provide fresh water especially to developing countries. The device called “Eliodomestico” is an open project. It is intended for people who needs it, and is designed to have no operating  Read more »

1 Comment August 22, 2012