Posts tagged: Photovoltaics

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 […]

Renewable Energy in New Homes

By Robert Dietz A rising number of new homes include renewable energy features, a trend that is apparent in both single-family and multifamily construction. McGraw Hill Construction’s data and analytics team surveyed a set of NAHB single-family and multifamily members in 2013. According to the findings, 12% of single-family builders reported including solar photovoltaic panels […]