Research

American Company Develops Breakthrough Energy Storage Technology

March 7, 2012

About one fifth of the world’s population lacks access to electricity. It is one of biggest economic obstacles for people in developing countries, but one that could mean opportunities for a clean energy beginning with alternative energy. Related Posts:No Related Posts Found! Go find some…

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New Research Sheds New Light on Solar Energy Efficiency

December 17, 2011

One of the most crucial aspects of solar energy research is efficiency. The current average efficiency rate is around 15%, which means there’s a lot of room for improvement. Related Posts:SolTech Energy Captures Solar Energy with Stylish Glass Roof TilesGerman Solar Company Enters U.S. MarketMassachusetts Introduces Solar Thermal Rebates

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Nanotechnology and Solar Cells

December 9, 2011

Yesterday Science Magazine hosted a debate about the application of nanotechnology to the development of solar cells. There are hopes that nanotechnology can bring solar power’s prices down to fossil fuel price level. Related Posts:Latin America’s Largest Rooftop Solar Power Farm UnveiledSolar Plays Key Role in India’s Energy Future, World Bank SaysLet It Shine Chronicles […]

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New MEMS Device Turns Vibrations into Energy

September 24, 2011

Researchers at MIT have designed a device the size of a U.S. quarter that harvests energy from low-frequency vibrations, such as those that might be felt along a pipeline or bridge. The tiny energy harvester — known technically as a microelectromechanical system, or MEMS — picks up a wider range of vibrations than current designs, […]

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UK Researchers Develop Cheaper Solar Cell Manufacturing Technique

July 8, 2011

Efficient solar cell structures can be made using simple and inexpensive manufacturing methods, a new study has shown. Flexible layers of materials could be deposited over large areas like cling film (plastic wrap). Related Posts:Alternative Energy in the UK’s Southwest: InfographWhy You Should Use Solar Energy in the HomeLatin America’s Largest Rooftop Solar Power Farm […]

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