Posts tagged: solar cell

Marriage Made in Sunlight: Invention Merges Solar with Liquid Battery

As solar cells produce a greater proportion of total electric power, a fundamental limitation remains: the dark of night when solar cells go to sleep. Lithium-ion batteries, the commonplace batteries used in everything from hybrid vehicles to laptop computers, are too expensive a solution to use on something as massive as the electric grid. Song […]

Solar Panel Glass Made From Wood?

We’ve seen all sorts of novel materials used to create solar cells and batteries, but here’s a new one for a different component – wood as glass facing for solar panels. Solar panel glass doesn’t get much attention in the media; but it’s a very important component of a module. Poor quality glass can discolour […]

MIT Creates Solar Cells that are as Light as a Soap Bubble

By: Julie M. Rodriguez A team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has unveiled the lightest, thinnest solar cells in existence — so lightweight and flexible that they can be placed on top of a soap bubble without popping it. The breakthrough came about when researchers realized they could create the solar cell, the substrate […]

Panasonic to Release 96-cell Solar Panels to North American Market this Year

By: Kelly Pickerel   Panasonic Eco Solutions Company announced the company’s expansion of larger solar panels into North America’s fast-growing residential solar market. Panasonic’s complete high-efficiency photovoltaic module HIT product range will be available beginning this month, including high efficiency, 96-cell panels that meet the demand for the growing residential market. Panasonic will also announce its […]

Chinese solar firm says policy instability holding back Australian investment

Hareon Solar executive says firm is considering a billion dollar investment in large scale solar within a year but policy stability, not subsidies, is needed Chinese firm Hareon Solar is “actively” considering a billion dollar investment in large scale solar projects in Australia, but the stability of government climate policy is its major concern, a […]

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