Solar-Powered School in Copenhagen

This is one more interesting news that represent another effort to be developed colored solar panels. The International School in Copenhagen is using custom-built colorful solar panels as a featured architectural element. Each…

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Green Colored Solar Panels

Highly rated models of solar panels are now running in excess of 20-percent efficiency at turning sunlight into electricity. But they are bulky and still aren’t very pretty. In addition, traditional solar panels…

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Power Your Home with Solar Roof Tiles

Today the main way for homes to harness solar power is still through bulky rigid panels added to the rooftop or mounted on the ground. But inte recent years there are some innovations…

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Thin-film Photovoltaic (PV) Cells

In some of my previous posts I have mentioned thin-film photovoltaic cells and in this article I’ll give a brief overview of them. Solar panels based on the photovoltaic effect have been used…

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Silicon-Based Solar Cells for Flexible and Transparent Solar Applications

Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed new high-efficient silicon-based solar cells that are flexible enough to be incorporated on a curved surface or fabric, and transparent enough to be…

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China – a World Leader in the Solar Water Heating Market

A roof-mounted solar water heaterPhoto credit: www.bcsea.org China is by far the world’s largest producer and consumer of solar water heaters. A basic models of solar water heaters in China are very cheap,…

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“Green Olympics” – Beijing 2008

Beijing National Stadium – ‘Bird’s Nest’Photo credit: Guo Lei/Xinhua The 2008 Summer Olympics in China are in their apogee and they are drawing a lot of attention. Taking into account a massive global…

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Solar Energy from Saharan Sun Could Power Europe

Solar thermal parabolic trough power plant;Source: Solar Millennium, TREC According to an article published recently in the UK’s Guardian newspaper, EU scientists are working on an ambitious plan to harvest the sun in…

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Rotating Skyscraper Powered by Wind and Sun in Dubai

The Italian architect David Fisher said he is ready to start construction on a  futuristic rotating skyscraper in Dubai that will be “the world’s first building in motion”. The modern “Dynamic Tower” construction, which…

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Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panels

Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology uses the sunlight to produce electricity. PV cell is the smallest element in the PV system. A PV cell is made up of two thin layers of semi-conducting material…

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