Posts tagged: Solar cooker

4 Ways to Use Solar Power at Home

Much of our country’s electric grid runs on coal. Even with carbon capture technology, coal is far from clean. As we burn through the world’s coal supply, coal companies resort to more drastic measures to extract it from the ground. A common industry practice, mountaintop removal mining, involves literally blasting the tops off of mountains, […]

US/China research team proposes “solar energy funnel” to harness photons for electricity; using elastic strain to capture a wider spectrum

A visualization of the broad-spectrum solar energy funnel. Image: Yan Liang Researchers from Peking University in China and MIT are proposing using elastic strain as a viable agent to create an optoelectronic material with a spatially varying bandgap that is tunable for use in photovoltaics, photocatalysis and photodetection. In a paper published in Nature Photonics, […]