Posts tagged: solar panels

Graphene Layer Lets Solar Panels Generate Energy From Raindrops

BY: KESAVAN UNNIKRISHNAN Researchers in China have developed Graphene solar panels that can generate energy from raindrops. The solar panels with a respectable 6.53 percent solar-to-electric conversion efficiency allows generation of power during periods of clouds and rain. The team of researchers from the Ocean University of China in Qingdao and Yunnan Normal University in Kunming […]

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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Amazon Turns Warehouse Roofs into Solar Power Stations

Fifteen warehouses with solar panels will crank out 41 megawatts of power — and mean you won’t have to pay as much for Amazon services. The solar bug has bitten Amazon. The e-commerce behemoth said Thursday it’s installing solar panels on 15 fulfillment centers this year, enough to generate up to 41 megawatts of power, […]

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 panels Make Morocco’s Mosques a Model for Green Energy

Renewable energy is becoming increasingly viable worldwide. But how can governments spread the message to the public? In Morocco, the authorities have been looking to religion for the answer. Revving engines and hooting horns – sounds from Marrakesh’s busy street filter up to the rooftop of one of the Moroccan city’s biggest mosques. The mosaic-decorated, […]