Posts tagged: solar panels

Tiny Dents In Solar Cells Could Make Them More Efficient Than Ever

By: Luke Dormehl Looking for a way to make solar panels more efficient? Why not try putting a dent in them? No, it’s not a “fix the TV by banging your hand on it” solution, but an actually demonstrable discovery from researchers at the United Kingdom’s University of Warwick. This isn’t something you could do with your own […]

For MIT Students Installing Solar Panels, It’s a Way to Give Back

By: Steve Scauzillo PASADENA — Meital Hoffman squinted from the searing sunlight, then moved quickly into the shade. As one of 12 engineering students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she’s spending spring break soaking up the sun but in a totally different way than most of her college classmates. The MIT students were helping […]

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How Drones Are Lowering the Cost of Clean Energy

By: Katie Fehrenbacher Hundreds of feet above a snow-covered field, a boxy black device covered in propellers hovers next to the enormous outstretched blade of a wind turbine. From a corner of the machine, a nozzle sprays a liquid across the surface of the blade in a rapid smooth zigzag motion like a rogue car wash […]

Dubai’s First Smart Park Boasts E-Charging Bays, Solar Panels

Civic body has experimented with a smart control panel for outdoor lighting systems and to increase efficiency of lighting systems Dubai: The first smart park with electric car charging stations and parking lots that can harness solar energy has come up in Dubai’s Al Barsha South. Dubai Municipality’s General Projects Department has completed the construction […]

Researchers Figured Out How to Generate Power From Falling Raindrops

By: Jeremy Berke   Solar panels are generally useless in rainy weather.  But researchers in China have found an ingenious solution: They’ve developed solar panels that can harness the motion of raindrops for energy. It could revolutionize the solar industry. One of the biggest problems plaguing the widespread adoption of solar power is, quite simply, […]