Solar energy

Sharp See-Through Solar Panels Generates Power on Glass

September 26, 2012 / No Comments

Sharp has successfully developed a technology which can generate electricity on see-through glass. This see-through solar panel is mainly designed for balcony railings and skyscraper windows. The semi-transparent solar panel can be installed on the façade of buildings. With a capacity of 6.8 percent and a maximum output of 95 watts, the panel size ranges from 4.5 feet wide and 3.2 ...

Rawlemon Solar Energy Globe Can Generate Lunar Energy Too

September 17, 2012 / No Comments

We have heard of electricity generation from sunlight, but can you imagine harvesting power from moonlight? Solar energy designers at Rawlemon have gone a step ahead by creating a sun-tracking glass globe that can invest sunlight as well as moonlight up to 10,000 times. Compared to the traditional dual-axis photovoltaic designs, the new ß.torics system is 35% more efficient. The greatest ...

Scientists Develop Solar-Powered Robot Inspired by Sunfish

August 31, 2012 / No Comments

We are familiar with the swimming robots inspired by the Jellyfish. Now,scientists at AeroVironmenthave come up with a solar-powered robot inspired by the ocean sunfish or Mola. The Mola is one of the most naturally engineered creations of the nature. It has a habit of coming up the surface and basking in the sun. While the reasons are not certain, it ...

MIT Scholars Bring Solar Power to Remote African Clinics

August 9, 2012 / 1 Comment

How about powering remote Africa with the sun? MIT scholar Matthew Orosz has done exactly that. He and his team have developed a solar-powered system to provide electricity in remote African clinics. Interior Africa, as of now, uses electricity to light lamps and run medical devices in clinics courtesy of expensive imported diesel fuel. Orosz spent two years in the African ...

Tokelau to be World’s First Nation to be Fully Powered By Solar Energy

August 3, 2012 / 1 Comment

Tokelau is all set to become the world’s first solar powered nation. Amazing, isn’t it? The island country will be generating all its required electricity from solar power in the near future. All major steps to be taken to achieve this status will be finished by this September. The three atolls that make up the nation of Tokelau are in the ...

San Francisco Dairy Takes on Solar Cogeneration

July 25, 2012 / No Comments

Clover Stornetta Farms is a dairy with a different business strategy. With a solar facility on its fleet maintenance center, diesel trucks that have been converted to cold plate technology and the use of a Freon-based cooling system instead of ammonia, the farm is well-known for its sustainable business practices. The farm works with a few dozen family-owned local dairies to ...

Solar ReStore Battery Charges Your Phones Even When You Are Away From Home

July 12, 2012 / No Comments

There are times when you are out, like camping trips, beach parties or trekking, when your phone's battery drains out and you feel helpless as you can do nothing about it. Stop worrying, solar energy is here to help you. We are talking about the Solar ReStore battery that promises to revive your phone when away from home. The ReVIVE Solar ...

Bali School Sports Solar-powered ATM

July 5, 2012 / No Comments

AN ATM on a school campus is nothing new. What sets the Green School, on the Indonesian island of Bali, apart is that it has a solar-powered ATM in its campus. When the school decided to set up an ATM, it was in a fix. ATMs require electricity and are usually set in concrete. The school didn't want both. That's because ...

eBay Partners Bloom Energy to Install 6 MW Fuel Cell in Utah

June 27, 2012 / No Comments

eBay has joined the noble order of the environment enthusiasts and is all set to reinforce the commitment in reducing the carbon footprint. eBay, in partnership with Bloom Energy, will erect a 6 megawatt fuel cell installation at its data center in Utah. The data center will run entirely on clean energy. A total of 30 Bloom Energy servers will be ...

MIT’s All-Carbon Solar Cell Captures Infrared Light

June 26, 2012 / No Comments

Researchers at MIT has developed a new kind of solar cell that is capable of harnessing light in the infrared region of the spectrum, unlike the conventional solar cells. It implies that here after we could utilize the entire range of sunlight. The discovery is considered to be a milestone in solar cell technology. This is also the first all-carbon solar ...