Tag: Solar Panel

Nanomaterials That Can Assemble Themselves Could Advance Solar Panel Tech

The world is moving toward clean and renewable energy, but the ways to harvest them remain expensive and inefficient. New research developed self-assembling nanomaterials that solve the issues that come with current methods of collecting energy.

Energy January 28, 2019

Building Large Wind And Solar Farms In The Sahara Could Help Green The Desert, Says Study

A new research found that installing wind turbines and solar panels across the Sahara Desert could supply energy for the entire world and turn the arid land into fertile soil. The renewable energy farm could increase precipitation across the landscape.

Earth/Environment September 9, 2018

Solar Panel Production Made Easy With New Photovoltaic Ink

Adding a fresh leg up to technologies seeking to replace silicon in solar panels, a photovoltaic perovskite ink has been created which dries up in a minute at 100°C on any surface, paving for cost-effective mass production.

Energy March 24, 2017

That Stylish Tesla Solar Roof Will Cost Less Than The Regular Roof, Says Elon Musk

Could Tesla's newest solar roof be cheaper than regular roofs? Well, that's a yes and a no. At the end of the day, Elon Musk hopes these roofs will replace the normal ones in the future, but it may take a number of years for it to happen.

Smart Home November 20, 2016

Ever Wondered How Many Solar Panels Are Needed To Power Up The World? Here's The Answer

Land Art Generator calculates the number of solar panels needed to provide renewable energy to the entire Earth. Currently, only 0.39 percent of the overall energy in the U.S. comes from solar energy.

Animals October 8, 2015

This India Airport Is The World's First Run Entirely On Solar Power

The Cochin Airport in India has announced that its international airport will be run entirely on solar power, making it the first in the world to do so. The Indian government has begun directing other airports in India to do the same.

FUTURE TECH August 19, 2015

Hillary Clinton vs. Climate Change: Solar Panels, Renewable Energy, And Changes In Policy

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has called for America's shift to renewable energy sources pledging for the installation of over half a billion solar panels within the first four years of her in the office.

Earth/Environment July 27, 2015

Solar Paper Solar Panel Can Charge Your Phone In 2.5 Hours

A Kickstarter campaign has been started for a new solar panel called 'Solar Paper,' which is being touted as the world's smallest solar panel. Not only is it small, but the panel can charge a smartphone in only 2.5 hours.

Gadgets July 7, 2015

Jackie Chan's 'Police Story 3: Supercop' Blu-Ray Disc Finds Novel Use in Solar Panel

By using Blu-ray discs of a Jackie Chan movie, researchers from the Northwestern University have found that Blu-ray discs can serve as a cheaper way of boosting the power conversion efficiency of solar panels by almost 12 percent.

Energy November 26, 2014

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