Posts tagged: Photovoltaics

How A Solar Farm In Southeast England Could Bring A New Dawn For Renewable Energy

By: Alastair Buckley The largest solar power plant ever proposed in the UK will be reviewed by the secretary of state within the next six months. Cleve Hill solar farm will occupy the north coast of Kent and, if built, provide up to 350MW (megawatts) of generating capacity. The plan is for Cleve Hill to […]

Solar Power Could Become Cheaper and More Widespread

WSolar cells can be made with tin instead of lead, Warwick scientists find Breakthrough to make solar power cheaper and more commercially viable Solar power could be used in mobile phones, laptops and cars A breakthrough in solar power could make it cheaper and more commercially viable, thanks to research at the University of Warwick. […]

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 […]

Hot New Solar Cell

System converts solar heat into usable light, increasing device’s overall efficiency. By: David L. Chandler A team of MIT researchers has for the first time demonstrated a device based on a method that enables solar cells to break through a theoretically predicted ceiling on how much sunlight they can convert into electricity. Ever since 1961 […]

The Clean Energy Economy is Coming

– and there’s a lot to lose for those who can’t keep up The energy internet, the ‘smart’ grid, solar energy and battery storage are converging and the economic benefits are clear By: Paul Ebert Change is coming to the energy landscape. A transition to a new energy economy is happening. In a country like […]