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Minor Changes To the Tiniest Parts In Solar Cells Yields Surprising Rise In Efficiency

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Minor Changes To the Tiniest Parts In Solar Cells Yields Surprising Rise In Efficiency

A team of engineers from University of Buffalo has been able to significant increase the conversion rate of solar-energy technology by tweaking the tiniest parts of the cells. At University of Buffalo, researchers have already demonstrated that embedding quantum dots into modern photovoltaic cells increase the energy output significantly. It allows the cells to generate [...]

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“Dark State” Increasing Solar Efficiency by 44 %

Sunday, December 18, 2011

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“Dark State” Increasing Solar Efficiency by 44 %

Xiaoyang Zhu a chemist at University of Texas at Austin says that the conversion efficiency of traditional solar cells can be radically improved based on new ways of converting solar energy. According to Zhu’s team, it was found that the efficiency of harnessing electrons from a single photon of sunlight could be doubled by the [...]

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Hybrid Solar System Harnessing Thermal & Thermoelectric Power

Sunday, November 6, 2011

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Hybrid Solar System Harnessing Thermal & Thermoelectric Power

A new approach to the use of sun energy was developed at MIT. Two researchers are trying to get both thermal and electric energy at the same time out of a hybrid thermoelectric system. The journal Solar Energy has recently published a paper signed by Evelyn Wang, associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, and [...]

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Solar Power Used for Laptops in Rwanda

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Solar Power Used for Laptops in Rwanda

Laptop distribution to local leaders intensifies across the country, as solar energy is designed to be the power source for small communities using the computers. In a recent interview, the Rwandese Minister of Local Government, James Musoni, stated that they are ready to work in cooperation with the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) to supply solar [...]

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Cheaper Solar Energy Technology Coming To the Market (2016)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

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Cheaper Solar Energy Technology Coming To the Market (2016)

Solar power is still one of the most costly sources of renewable energy. However, there are two Swiss engineers who are trying to change this with a breakthrough solution. The future of solar energy might be re-shaped by two employees from a Vienna-based company (Heliovis). Samuel Kutter and Felix Tiefenbacher have constructed an astounding prototype [...]

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Financial Crisis; Pressuring Being Imposed on Subsidies for Renewable Energy in Spain

Saturday, June 18, 2011

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Financial Crisis; Pressuring Being Imposed on Subsidies for Renewable Energy in Spain

Until a few days before Christmas, Spain’s solar industry had a dream. That dream was to be part of a generously funded plan – considered as the world’s best – to hugely increase the amount of solar energy generated in Spain. But then the government drastically cut back the funding and subsidies that the new [...]

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Changes In Solar Technology 2009 and Thereafter

Sunday, June 5, 2011

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Changes In Solar Technology 2009 and Thereafter

These days after every week we hear News about the development in solar energy. Development is emphasizing mainly on ways to make solar energy cheaper while equally very effective. Here is the analysis done by a reporter who won an award for making solar energy reports. This analysis reveals the important steps taken by the [...]

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Cook Food With A Solar Stovetop

Monday, February 14, 2011

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Cook Food With A Solar Stovetop

The new off the grid global cooking style – Hot Liner Solar Cooker Stove – by Yonggu Do & Eunha SEO from Yanko Design can replace the old fashioned solar ovens, successfully. In 2010, at Seoul International Design Competition, co-hosted by Designboom, Hot Liner got the Golden Haechi Award because of its original concept, which [...]

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Reliance Power Expanding: 1,000 MW Of Wind And Solar Energy

Thursday, January 6, 2011

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Reliance Power Expanding: 1,000 MW Of Wind And Solar Energy

RPower is searching for potential regions to establish solar and wind capacities. The company is actually planning to establish 400 megawatts of wind power capacity in Karnataka and Gujarat, and 600 MW solar energy power in Rajasthan. An Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group company entitled Reliance Power LTD is planning to expand its production of alternative [...]

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Evolution Solar and Solar-Nomics Cement Construction Are Joining Hands

Saturday, November 20, 2010

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Evolution Solar and Solar-Nomics Cement Construction Are Joining Hands

Evolution Solar, a distributer of US-focused alternative energy technology and Solar-Nomics, a solar power company have planned to build solar energy projects jointly in the United States as well as non-domestic countries. The two companies had started negotiating in the month of October. These negotiations that were being pursued even since have finally bee cemented [...]

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