Posts tagged: solar cells

Solar Glasses Generate Solar Power

Semitransparent organic solar cells in eyeglasses to power microprocessor, example of future solar-powered mobile applications Organic solar cells are flexible, transparent, and light-weight — and can be manufactured in arbitrary shapes or colors. Thus, they are suitable for a variety of applications that cannot be realized with conventional silicon solar cells. In the Energy Technology journal, researchers […]

These Transparent, Solar Power-Generating Windows Are the World’s First

By: nbcmach Energy-Neutral A tech startup on a mission to make modern commercial and housing estates energy neutral has outfitted the headquarters of a Dutch bank with the world’s first commercial, fully transparent solar-power-generating windows. The windows have solar cells installed in the edges at a specific angle that allows the incoming solar light to be […]

Spray On and Printable: What’s Next For The Solar Panel Market?

Spray on, printable and other new thin film technology looks set to provide a major boost to the global solar market. Currently being developed by researchers and a small number of companies, the new film materials offer the potential of lighter and cheaper manufacturing. With big names including Panasonic, Fujifilm, Statoil ASA and Legal & […]

Solar-Powered Drone Switches from Helicopter to Plane Mode

Cells lining its long wingspan will extend its flight time. By: David Lumb Ever since the wobbly autogyro went out of fashion, engineers have tried designing a craft that gets the vertical lift of a helicopter’s blades with the horizontal thrust of a plane is difficult to pull off. Popular successes, like the AV-8 Harrier series […]

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. […]