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Willis Tower to Turn into a Solar Plant

March 22, 2011 / No Comments

Chicago’s landmark Willis Tower, earlier known as the Sears Tower, is preparing to transform into a solar power plant. The project will add pilot solar electric glass on the south side of the 56th floor. The photovoltaic glass developed by Pythagoras Solar will replace the existing window panes; produce the same energy as a conventional solar panel and reduce ...

Banana Peel Can Remove Toxic Metals From Water!

March 14, 2011 / 2 Comments

A group of scientists from Brazil have discovered that minced Banana peels rather quickly and efficiently removed toxic metals from wastewater. In fact the method was found to be more effective than conventional water treatment plans. Moreover the same bunch of peels can be used up to 11 times.

Solar Cell Prices May Rise Every Month, Starting this Feb

January 29, 2011 / No Comments

Solar cell manufacturers have sent word to module clients citing plans to hike prices by $0.01 each month, beginning February 2011. However, as new capacity is expected to come online this year, solar cell companies themselves have added that there was little chance of a price hike.

Researchers Find a way to Make Solar Cells Less Material Intensive

February 16, 2010 / No Comments

The push on green technology has recently resulted in a number of advancements in the field of solar energy. A lot of work is being done to make them more efficient, robust, less intensive, and more cost efficient. Researchers at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, have found a way to make flexible solar cells with silicon wires.

New Silicon Solar Cells – Flexible As Carpet

October 13, 2008 / No Comments

Solar cells which have been in use for sometime have a new generation of cells being developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and the Northern University. This new solar cell technology makes use of very minutely sliced silicon chips instead of the rigid plastic currently used in these cells. The solar cells which are nearly a ...