Japan-based OS Co. Ltd has revealed its latest invention in the field of solar panels. The company has developed a portable power generation system called “Mobile Solar Unit GSR-110B” that comes with a retractable solar panel.
A new technology that could bring an increase in solar cell efficiency has been presented by Purdue researchers. They use an ultra-fast pulsing laser which creates “microchannels” needed to connect the solar cells in series, for building a usable system.
Samsung has recently revealed a transparent 46-inch LCD screen powered by solar energy. It is an upgraded model of a see-through LCD panel showed at the SID 2010 in Seattle, in May last year.
Argentinean designer Francisco Tablado has recently designed an autonomous power unit dubbed NEWEN that taps into green electricity for all of your power needs while camping. It is also capable of providing energy to temporary shelters and housing units.
Israel-based Solaris Synergy and French EDF Group are planning to develop a new system of floating solar panels, called AQUASUN, that has the possibility of being installed on the surface of existing bodies of water.
It’s no secret anymore that Solyndra makes cylinders covered with flexible, thin solar cells. But I guess few know that Solyndra’s tube solar panels can also be used in agriculture as shades in greenhouses.
I laughed my a** off this one: a Fremond-based company, GlassPoint Solar, is actually helping the oil industry prosper by selling them solar panels for oil extraction purposes! Now this is the hottest news I’ve ever read since the dawn of the Green Optimistic.
The term of “co-generation” is often heard in the crowds of biofuel scientists and generally burnable fuels, because it provides both heat and electricity, through an intermediate mechanism. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp (NTT) redefines this term, linking it to solar power in all of its meaning.
The Japan-based company Eco Marine Power, is planning to develop a solar power system for ocean-going vessels and ships. Currently, the company is designing rigid sail panels fitted with solar modules, dubbed The Aquarius, that are able to collect solar and wind energy on board ships.
High performance single-crystalline solar cells have historically been expensive, mostly due to the materials used in the manufacturing process. A Santa Clara, CA, startup company, Crystal Solar, has developed an innovative process of manufacturing solar cells that have the same efficiency but cost a lot less.
While studying quantum dot solar cells, chemical engineering Professor Stacey Bent and associate Professor Michael McGehee of the department of Materials Science and Engineering coated a titanium dioxide semiconductor in their quantum dot solar cell with a very thin single layer of self-assembling organic molecules.
Do you remember Eric Jacqmain, who built his “Death Ray,” a solar concentrator that was able to melt everything that stood in its path? Well, Solar Beam, a Canadian company now produces solar concentrators, based on the same principle Eric used, but aimed at heating your home and providing hot water… for free.
Tuning existing solar cells so they run at their best is the hardest thing to do next to creating new ones, with the most advanced technology to date. HyperSolar, a company specialized in building solar concentrators, has reached that point where they can say they’ll be able to develop a commercial product in the following period.
A team of researchers at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have recently set up a new laboratory (the first in Asia) that will be used to convert water into hydrogen fuel. As the scientists said, the development of this technology may reduce the cost of using solar power to the same price as using conventional energy sources.
Oslo-based Scatec Solar plans a new solar power project in Iron County, Expected to be the largest in Utah, the Norwegian company says the investment will be around $500 million. The photovoltaic panels will be placed across 650 acres in northwestern Parovan.