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UW Professors Tap New Possibilities for Solar Power

By: Heather Richards Four professors at the University of Wyoming expected their research on solar panels and solar car batteries to increase energy efficiency by about 4 percent. They were a little off. Adding magnesium atoms to solar cells boosted energy conversion by an average of 300 percent, according to their research, recently published in […]

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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Falling Green Energy Costs ‘To Stop’ Fossil Fuel Growth

Cheaper electric vehicles and solar technology could halt growth of global demand for oil and coal by 2020, study says. Falling costs of renewable energy technologies could lead to a halt in the growth of global demand for environmentally harmful fossil fuels, according to a new report. Released on Thursday, the report – co-authored by […]

Researchers Make Key Improvement in Solar Cell Technology

Low-cost alternative boosts maximum voltage Researchers have reached a critical milestone in solar cell fabrication, helping pave the way for solar energy to directly compete with electricity generated by conventional energy sources. Led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and in collaboration with Washington State University and the University of Tennessee, […]

Solar panels with 80% efficiency that work at night

The most expensive solar panels, carefully designed and complex only reach 40% efficiency. That means that for every ray of sun that hits the panel, only 40% is converted into electricity. Scientists believe that this is the most that the silicon solar panels can reach, so they are now seeking cheaper ways to do them […]

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