Posts tagged: electricity

Ultra-thin Solar Cells Can Easily Bend Around a Pencil

The flexible photovoltaics, made by researchers in South Korea, could power wearable electronics. Scientists in South Korea have made ultra-thin photovoltaics flexible enough to wrap around the average pencil. The bendy solar cells could power wearable electronics like fitness trackers and smart glasses. The researchers report the results in the journal Applied Physics Letters, from […]

Solar PV Provides 7.8 Percent of Italy’s Electricity in 2015

By: Ilias Tsagas Solar PV systems in Italy in 2015 generated 24,676 GWh of electricity, covering 7.8 percent of the country’s electricity mix, according to Terna, Italy’s electricity transmission grid operator. That total is significantly higher than the previous year, when PV systems in Italy had generated 21,838 GWh of electricity or 7 percent of […]

Renewable Energy from Evaporating Water

New clean energy source produces electricity, could power robots, sensors, vehicles An immensely powerful yet invisible force pulls water from Earth to the top of the tallest redwood and delivers snow to the tops of the Himalayas. Yet despite the power of evaporating water, its potential to propel self-sufficient devices or produce electricity has remained […]

Wind power is so cheap at night in Texas, some companies give it away

By Kate Yoder In Texas, you could have a full-out appliance party at your house — with the dishwasher whirring, oven broiling, and laundry spinning — and as long as it’s after 9 p.m. and you’re on the right electricity plan, the extra energy use won’t cost you a thing.More than 50 Texas utility companies […]

Sunday November 15th, 2015 in , , , | No Comments »

32 Japanese Supermarkets To Get Rooftop Solar Power Systems

By: Jake Richardson Solar Power Network is a distributed power company with offices in Tokyo and Canada, which is partnering with Trial Company to develop 32 rooftop solar power systems on supermarkets at a number of sites in Japan — the first has already been completed. Trial Company, Inc. operates the stores and is located in Fukuoka City, Japan; Solar […]

Monday November 9th, 2015 in , , , | No Comments »