photovoltaic cells

Electree bonzai solar charger leaves you craving

June 1, 2010 / No Comments

You do not have much to look at a solar charger. They are etched out in standard shapes and sizes using the same gray crap strictly confining their usage to little else than ensuring sufficient charge for our ever-hungry batteries. Electree too does the same, but with grace and style.

Bio-Hydrogen Airship could be transportation reality by 2030

May 10, 2010 / No Comments

Hindenburg may be the only craft hitting one’s mind at the slightest mention of airships from day’s bygone, but you need to check out Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut’s, Hydrgenase airship to get an idea of just how green would be our future transportation systems by as early as 2030.

Israeli Air Force embarks on solar power campaign

April 26, 2010 / No Comments

After the US Navy decided to go green and flew the first Green Hornet on Earth Day, it’s time for the Israeli Air Force to tow the same line. The Air force is planning to install small photovoltaic systems of up to 50KW for electricity production at its bases. It doesn’t end there.

New Solar Cells can Capture Light in the Visible, and the Invisible Spectrum

April 15, 2010 / No Comments

A group of researchers from the Kyoto Institute of Technology recently unveiled a new photovoltaic cell that can capture energy not just from the visible light spectrum, but from infrared and ultraviolet light as well.

General Electric making gadgets to cut power use in homes

July 15, 2009 / 1 Comment

In an effort to reduce electricity consumption, General Electric Company is going to combine energy-efficient lighting and energy-efficient appliances with energy management systems and renewable power generators. The systems – named ‘Net Zero Energy Home’ – involves photovoltaic cells and thin-film solar cells as well as advanced energy storage products that help save energy. General Electric said in a press release ...

Solar Tree Concept by Vivien Muller

September 4, 2008 / No Comments

There are times, when we think we've done enough bad and it's time for some good. A couple of years ago when I didn't care much about the planet, pollution and stuff like that, I realized that I've never planted a tree in my life. So what happened? I bought one and planted it in my parent's garden, at their ...

Solar Costs Down to $2 per Watt, IBM Claims

May 16, 2008 / 11 Comments

Silicon photovoltaic panels are the most expensive solar installations at the moment but things are about to change because IBM claimed they have the technology to reduce the cost of harnessing the Sun's energy for electricity, down to $2 / W. The company announced in a press release on Thursday, that using a large lens that concentrates power to around 2300x, ...