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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

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

Great Ways To Go Green at Home

Great Ways To Go Green at Home

Many individuals are becoming more and more environmentally conscious in every part of their lives.  Individuals and families are realizing the impact their decisions have on the environment around them, and are actively doing things to try and mitigate the environmental impact of their decisions.  However, people also realize that  Read more »

Add Comments September 24, 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

Artificial Leaf Photosynthesis Can Turn Sunlight To Electricity

Artificial Leaf Photosynthesis Can Turn Sunlight To Electricity

The artificial leaf is a device designed to mimic nature’s photosynthesis. Using nano technology, scientists have developed an advanced solar cell made out of semiconductors, with the size of a typical playing card. It basically looks like an ordinary chip, but with the ability to generate energy with sunlight and  Read more »

Add Comments June 6, 2012

Smartphone Solar Charger Case - Works In The Sun and Shade

Smartphone Solar Charger Case – Works In The Sun and Shade

An innovative solar charger case provides a charge directly to the mobile device under any lighting condition. The SolMate is not your typical solar charger. The inventors claim that it might be the answer to the frustrating battery drain issue on smartphones.

2 Comments May 18, 2012

Satellite to Beam Solar Power to Earth - Project Funded by NASA

Satellite to Beam Solar Power to Earth – Project Funded by NASA

Is our technology ready for this huge leap? Harnessing the power of the sun from space has long been talked about. But it was seen to be very expensive and that technology is not yet there. Today, NASA believes the technology is here. NASA will be funding Artemis Innovation Management  Read more »

3 Comments May 10, 2012