Posts tagged: Solar panel

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 […]

Nonprofit Installs Solar Panels on Roofs of Lower-Income Households — Free

By: Mary Hui Twane Turnage and Anthony Garner stood at the bottom of a bright orange ladder and carefully guided a solar panel with hooks and ropes attached along the ladder rails toward a pitched roof. “Pull!” hollered Turnage, 18. “Pull!” echoed Garner, 21. Above them, their colleagues peered over the edge of the roof, […]

SolSol’s Baseball Hat can Charge Your Phone Using Solar Power

And dad caps are coming soon. By: Edgar Alvarez Solar technology is still far from becoming ordinary, but we’re seeing more and more of it make its way to consumer products. And now that includes hats. SolSol, a startup from Los Angeles, made a baseball cap that has a small solar panel built into its […]

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Solar-Panel Roads to be Built on Four Continents in 2017 with Calgary Next in Line

By: Anna Hirtenstein Electric avenues that can transmit the sun’s energy onto power grids may be coming to a city near you. A subsidiary of Bouygues SA has designed rugged solar panels, capable of withstand the weight of an 18-wheeler truck, that they’re now building into road surfaces. After nearly five years of research and […]

Thursday December 22nd, 2016 in , , , | No Comments »

NEW SHADE OF SOLAR PANEL

Since solar panels aren’t particularly aesthetic, their use has been limited to out-of-the-way places like rooftops … but here’s a tech breakthrough that will make solar panels blend into their surroundings. Courtesy: http://www.todaysgreenminute.com/ Tweet

Friday November 25th, 2016 in , , , | No Comments »