Category: solar

Turanor Planet Solar

Solar power everywhere

Eric Mack @gizmag has done an interesting year-end review of how solar power is at work on land, water, in the air, and in space....

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Thin film solar improvements

“Swiss scientists have developed a new technique for manufacturing high-efficiency, flexible, thin film solar cells from CIGS (copper indium gallium di-selenide) semiconductors. This has enabled...

Solar cell with world’s highest conversion efficiency of 44.4%

Solar cell with world’s highest conversion efficiency of 44.4%

From @phys_org: Sharp Corporation has achieved the world’s highest #solar cell conversion efficiency of 44.4%, using a concentrator triple-junction compound solar cell. Read more at:  http://phys.org/news/2013-06-solar-cell-world-highest-conversion.html#jCp

Solar panels as inexpensive as paint?

Solar panels as inexpensive as paint?

From @physorg_com — “…researchers such as Qiaoqiang Gan, University at Buffalo assistant professor of electrical engineering, are helping develop a new generation of photovoltaic cells that produce...