Posts tagged: solar cells

Austin Should Lead the Way For Next Wave of Renewable Energy

By Paul Robbins Wind power and solar cells may seem like best friends to environmentalists, but in a very real sense, they are “fair weather friends.” Most Austinites remember waking up to the bitterly cold morning of Jan. 17, when temperatures plummeted to 18 degrees. Austin’s utility hit a new winter demand record. When this occurred, […]

Tiny Dents In Solar Cells Could Make Them More Efficient Than Ever

By: Luke Dormehl Looking for a way to make solar panels more efficient? Why not try putting a dent in them? No, it’s not a “fix the TV by banging your hand on it” solution, but an actually demonstrable discovery from researchers at the United Kingdom’s University of Warwick. This isn’t something you could do with your own […]

Science Imitates Nature to Improve Solar Cells

By: Bob McDonald The black wings of a butterfly have provided a simple way to improve the light gathering abilities of solar cells. It is the latest example of how science turns to nature to find elegant solutions to technical problems. Solar cells are a wonderfully clean way to turn sunlight directly into electricity with […]

This Weird $9 Trick Increases Solar Panel Efficiency 5-17%

By: John Fitzgerald Weaver  Mega Sunergy released a new “multi shingled array module” 315W solar panel design that increases the efficiency of a standard solar panel by up to 17%. The company has changed how they lay out the 60 individual solar cells within the solar panel. Instead of perfectly spacing those 60 out – […]

Tapping Renewable Energy In a Big Way

Hyderabad-based Firm Plans 600 MW of Wind and Solar Energy Projects Across Telangana Mytrah Energy (India) Ltd., the Hyderabad-based renewal energy firm, is setting up 400 MW of decentralised solar energy across Telangana in 16 different places with the total investment of 3,000 crore. About 200 MW of solar power plants have already been set […]