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First stand-alone solar-powered poultry house

First stand-alone solar-powered poultry house

Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 4, 2019
Solar cell defect mystery solved after decades of global effort

Solar cell defect mystery solved after decades of global effort

A team of scientists has solved a key flaw in solar panels after 40 years of research around the world.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 30, 2019
Selenium improves thin film solar cells

Selenium improves thin film solar cells

The rows of blue solar panels that dot landscapes and rooftops are typically made out of crystalline silicon, the workhorse semiconductor found in virtually every electronic device.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 24, 2019
Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting perovskite crystals

Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting perovskite crystals

Researchers have combined two emerging technologies for next-generation solar power — and discovered that each one helps stabilize the other. The resulting hybrid material is a major step toward reducing the cost of solar power while multiplying the ways it can be used.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 19, 2019
Innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite

Innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite

Ordnance Survey and a team of world-leading aeronautic engineers are developing a highly innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite that is going to change the face of Earth observation and the way we map our planet.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 6, 2018
New vision for the future of augmented reality

New vision for the future of augmented reality

Battery-free eye-tracking glasses could create an even more realistic experience for augmented reality enthusiasts. The new technology improves player controls for gaming and allows for more accurate image displays.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 18, 2018
Ultralight all-electric personal aerial vehicle

Ultralight all-electric personal aerial vehicle

OPENER has revealed BlackFly; the world's first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing extreme short/vertical take-off and landing aircraft. BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle with simple controls requiring no special skills to master and operate safely.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 8, 2018
Flexible solar cells: Will they someday power your devices?

Flexible solar cells: Will they someday power your devices?

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.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 8, 2018
New generation solar cell to empower autonomy for UAVs, vehicles

New generation solar cell to empower autonomy for UAVs, vehicles

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.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 27, 2018
Direct high-speed charging of electric cars by solar panels

Direct high-speed charging of electric cars by solar panels

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.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 4, 2019
Solar cell defect mystery solved after decades of global effort

Solar cell defect mystery solved after decades of global effort

A team of scientists has solved a key flaw in solar panels after 40 years of research around the world.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 24, 2019
Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting perovskite crystals

Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting perovskite crystals

Researchers have combined two emerging technologies for next-generation solar power — and discovered that each one helps stabilize the other. The resulting hybrid material is a major step toward reducing the cost of solar power while multiplying the ways it can be used.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 6, 2018
New vision for the future of augmented reality

New vision for the future of augmented reality

Battery-free eye-tracking glasses could create an even more realistic experience for augmented reality enthusiasts. The new technology improves player controls for gaming and allows for more accurate image displays.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 8, 2018
Flexible solar cells: Will they someday power your devices?

Flexible solar cells: Will they someday power your devices?

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.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 27, 2018
Direct high-speed charging of electric cars by solar panels

Direct high-speed charging of electric cars by solar panels

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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