Solar-Powered Charging Stations for Mobile Phones, Cameras, and Electric Vehicles

Image credit: www.soldesignlab.com Solar-powered charging stations are innovative solar-powered designs that can be used in public places when no electricity supply is available. You can see them alongside the streets, in the squares,…

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Solar-Powered Backpack

A solar-powered backpack is one of the recent environment-friendly solar innovations which become more and more popular. It allows the hiker or traveler the opportunity to keep their electronic devices charged anywhere they…

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Solar Power and Net Metering

Grid-tied solar power system (with net metering) diagram Net metering, or also known as net energy metering (NEM), is another big reason why the solar panels are a good investment for your home…

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How to Harvest Solar Energy on Cloudy Days

Image credit: SunModo Talking about solar energy without sunlight, it is interesting to see how solar energy can be harvest on cloudy days.  Even on cloudy days, there’s still solar energy send down…

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Indoor Light and Organic Solar Cells – Energy Without Sunlight

Image Credit: Thor Balkhed – Wuming Wang, PhD Student, and Jonas Bergqvist, Principal Research Engineer in the solar cell laboratory The new organic solar cell, optimized to convert ambient indoor light to electricity,…

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Organic Solar Cells Break New Efficiency Record: 17.3%

In recent years, scientists have been trying to find a way to improve the efficiency of organic photovoltaic cells. Some researchers have even thought that organic solar cells may never improve beyond 15…

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Organic Solar Cells (OSCs)

                      Organic Photovoltaic cell (Source: Fraunhofer ISE) Organic solar cells (OSCs), also known as plastic solar cells are third-generation photovoltaic technology using organic…

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Transparent Solar Panels – Another Innovation in the Solar Technology

For about five years, scientists have been working on methods to develop transparent solar panels capable to convert the light that shines on them into electricity. Now this is reality. In 2014 the…

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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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