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Flexible solar cells: Will they someday power your devices?

Flexible solar cells: Will they someday power your devices?

Jun 8, 2018 Canada
Will you ever be able to charge your mobile device, car and even clothing with flexible solar cells? Researchers are studying whether the now-experimental technology could someday be mass-produced and commercialized, and some of the issues that have to be resolved, including the environmental impact.
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New generation solar cell to empower autonomy for UAVs, vehicles

New generation solar cell to empower autonomy for UAVs, vehicles

May 8, 2018 United States
This technology is critical for tomorrow's unmanned aerial vehicles, solar cars and other electric vehicles. It can be used to generate substantial power over small surfaces with minimal impact to vehicle design criteria.
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Direct high-speed charging of electric cars by solar panels

Direct high-speed charging of electric cars by solar panels

Mar 27, 2018 Netherlands
Electric cars are seen as the sustainable future of transport. But they are only truly sustainable if the electricity used to charge them comes from sustainable sources and not from fossil fuels.
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Wärtsilä delivers world's largest solar hybrid power plant

Wärtsilä delivers world's largest solar hybrid power plant

Mar 22, 2018 Finland, Burkina Faso
Wärtsilä announced that it has delivered the world's largest solar hybrid power plant. Wärtsilä will provide a reliable and sustainable supply of round-the-clock energy which is essential in operating the off-grid gold mine and demonstrate the enormous potential of integrating renewables as the baseload electricity.
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Potassium gives perovskite-based solar cells an efficiency boost

Potassium gives perovskite-based solar cells an efficiency boost

Mar 22, 2018 United Kingdom
A simple potassium solution could boost the efficiency of next-generation solar cells, by enabling them to convert more sunlight into electricity.
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Commuter information displays that run on sunshine

Commuter information displays that run on sunshine

Mar 20, 2018 Australia
Catching a bus in Sydney just got a whole lot smarter, thanks to the new digital bus stops. These intelligent signs run on solar power and have been developed on energy-saving electronic paper technology reports Printed Electronics World.
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New method to create self-tinting windows

New method to create self-tinting windows

Mar 15, 2018 Canada
Researchers have developed a simple, cost-effective technique for making smart windows that could lead the way for wide-scale adoption of this energy-saving technology.
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Materials sandwich breaks barrier for flexible solar cell efficiency

Materials sandwich breaks barrier for flexible solar cell efficiency

Mar 14, 2018 United States
Solar cells have great potential as a source of clean electrical energy, but so far they have not been cheap, light, and flexible enough for widespread use. Now a team of researchers has found an innovative and promising way to improve solar cells and make their use in many applications more likely.
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Solar cells could work come rain or shine

Solar cells could work come rain or shine

Mar 12, 2018 United States
Despite the numerous advances in solar cells, one thing remains constant: cloudy, rainy conditions put a damper on the amount of electricity created. Now researchers reporting have developed hybrid solar cells that can generate power from raindrops.
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Taking safari lodges off-grid

Taking safari lodges off-grid

Mar 2, 2018 South Africa
The main electricity off-takers in the safari lodge include air conditioning units and fans in the guest rooms; freezers, fridges and ovens in the kitchens, laundries as well as leisure facilities such as the swimming pool pumps..
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Sharp to construct mega solar power plant in Vietnam

Sharp to construct mega solar power plant in Vietnam

Feb 28, 2018 Vietnam
Sharp Corporation has signed an agreement to construct a mega solar power plant in Vietnam.