Posts tagged: solar energy

HDB Looking At Expanding Use of Floating System for Solar Panels in Open Sea

By: Audrey Tan SINGAPORE – In land-scarce Singapore, the quest to harvest more energy from the sun will soon go one step further. The Housing Board (HDB) – one of the agencies leading the nation’s efforts to ramp up solar energy use – is setting its sights on a novel area of research: the sea. […]

Bacteria-Powered Solar Cell Converts Light to Energy, Even Under Overcast Skies

University of British Columbia researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy. Their cell generated a current stronger than any previously recorded from such a device, and worked as efficiently in dim light as in bright light. This innovation could be a step toward […]

Solar Panel Innovation Allows for Plant Growth, Energy Generation Simultaneously

By: Laura Panjwan  Although solar energy is one of the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy sources available, the space required to install solar systems can be a barrier to its implementation. In countries where farmland is limited, solar panel insulation just isn’t a realistic option, said Jan Ingenhoff, PhD, a research professor at the Institute of […]

Creating a New Way to Store Solar Energy

By: Robbie Harris The solar energy industry is getting better and better at producing power at lower cost than ever before but storing that energy for a rainy day remains a major roadblock. Batteries have their limitations, but scientists at Virginia Tech are taking a cue from how nature’s plants store energy. Plants are actually nature’s storage systems for […]

Is The Energy-Storing Solar Cell Soon To Be Reality?

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Storing solar energy is the central challenge facing energy researchers. Alongside traditional solutions such as solar cells or batteries, creative chemical concepts for storing energy are paving the way for entirely new opportunities. Intramolecular reactions are making it possible to transform solar energy and store it in a singular molecule. This may […]

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