Posts tagged: Research

Low-Priced Plastic Solar Cells Coming Along

Low-Priced Plastic Solar Cells Coming Along (via Clean Technica) Originally published on Solar Love. Cost-efficient plastic solar cells are now one step closer to the market thanks to new research from Imperial College London — a new means of exerting control over the arrangement of polymer molecules within a thin… Tweet

Flexible Peel-and-Stick Solar Cells Developed

Researchers at Stanford University have created the world’s first flexible photovoltaic solar cells. The new solar cells can be applied to almost anything and the scientists demonstrated this by putting the solar cells on peel-and-stick film which can be applied to rough, smooth, flat or curved surfaces. Until now most solar cells were rigid, stiff […]

Solar Energy’s Future To Be Found In Nano Technologies?

Bringing down cost is of course the holy grail of pretty much all manufacturing, but in solar energy the issue is particularly acute. When it first came on the scene was heralded as a major energy source of the future but that dream hasn’t come to fruition, in large part because solar cells remain expensive […]

Generating Solar Power…Underwater

  It sounds like a child’s question: can you generate solar power underwater? The answer, according to Phillip Jenkins and his team at the US Naval Research Laboratory, is yes. The researchersrecently demonstrated a method for harvesting solar power underwater at depths of 30 feet. Currently, the only option for underwater energy is batteries, which […]

TrickleStar Trickles Out 5 New Gadgets

TrickleStar Trickles Out 5 New Gadgets Green Gadgets | October 27, 2010 | by EarthTechling. TrickleStar Trickles Out 5 New Gadgets. by Nino Marchetti. TrickleStar, a maker of electronics accessories which help one reduce energy consumption from devices in standby mode, … Tweet