April 2012

NOMAD Solar Lamp Adds to Portable Solar Options

April 30, 2012

A new portable solar light option was exhibited at the last Salone del Mobile in Milan, which took place between 17 and 22 April. Called NOMAD solar lamp, it was developed by Belgium company O-Sun and will start selling in September for €95 (US$125). Like several other portable solar light developers, such as LuminAID, SolLight […]

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Researchers Shed New Light on Solar Cell Efficiency

April 27, 2012

The quest for more efficient solar cells is on. Currently the typical rate of conversion of sunlight into electricity is around 12% and in order to make solar power more competitive the industry works to increase this rate. Related Posts:Design watch: “Lit” Offers Greener Lighting OptionSWITCH Lighting Popularizes LEDs in the U.S.UCLA Researchers Develop Transparent […]

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Small Wind Power Gets Closer to Consumer

April 26, 2012

Sauer Energy, one of the leading companies in the small wind segment, is getting its product closer to the consumer after striking 25 distribution deals for its WindCharger wind turbine, a vertical axis unit to generate wind power on a small scale. Related Posts:WindCharger Enters Mexican MarketInterest in Small Wind Energy GrowsTwo Small Wind Turbines […]

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Australia Pumps Money Into Aviation Biofuel Research

April 25, 2012

The Australian airline Qantas recently launched its first flight using a 50/50 blend of biofuel and regular jet fuel. The flight took off on April 13 and marked the launch of the Australian government’s program to fund research into the production of sustainable fuel for airplanes. Related Posts:Israeli Researchers See Biofuel Potential in SeaweedProtest in […]

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Innovative Solar Company Featured on Fox TV

April 24, 2012

Solar3D, a company that develops a three-dimensional solar cell technology to increase conversion efficiency, appeared on News and Fox Business Network over the weekend. The article featured an interview with company’s CEO Jim Nelson. Related Posts:Researchers Develop Method to Create Photovoltaic Solar Cells from Any MaterialsNew photovoltaic system is “foldable, concealed and mobile”Latin America’s Largest […]

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