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New Theory May Lead to More Efficient Solar Cells
Science & Tech  (tags: research, solar )

Michael
- 515 days ago - solardaily.com
A new theoretical model developed by professors at the University of Houston (UH) and Universite de Montreal may hold the key to methods for developing better materials for solar cells.
OneRoof Energy Launches API Library, Opening Doors for Innovation in Solar Software
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, solar )

Michael
- 515 days ago - solardaily.com
OneRoof Energy has announced the launch of the first comprehensive residential solar API (application programing interface) library,
Solar Activity Not a Key Cause of Climate Change
Science & Tech  (tags: climate change, sun, solar, global warming )

Freya
- 555 days ago - spacedaily.com
Climate change has not been strongly influenced by variations in heat from the sun, a new scientific study shows. The findings overturn a widely held scientific view that lengthy periods of warm and cold weather in the past might have been caused...
Cheap, Spray-on Solar Cells Developed By Canadian Researchers
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, solar, solar panels, science, NewTechnology, research, concept, design, Gizmos, study, technology, tech, energy, Canada )

Michael
- 637 days ago - cbc.ca
Silicon-free solar cells, light and flexible enough to roll up or use as window blinds, are under development at a University of Alberta lab.
Solar Boat Catches Rays, Double-Takes in Halifax
Science & Tech  (tags: interesting, environment, technology, science, study, research, renewables, boats, solar, solar power )

Michael
- 714 days ago - cbc.ca
An unusual, solar-powered boat could be the key to unlocking secrets of the sea and climate change, say researchers who've been zigzagging the waters off North America's east coast for more than a month.
IBM Solar Collector Harnesses the Power of 2,000 Suns
Science & Tech  (tags: solar power, solar energy, solar, IBM, science, research, environment, energy, design, concept, sustainable, sustainability )

Michael
- 800 days ago - 3quarksdaily.com
A team of IBM researchers is working on a solar concentrating dish that will be able to collect 80% of incoming sunlight and convert it to useful energy.
Energy-Storage-Breakthrough-La rge-and-Powerful-Redox-Flow-Ba ttery-Developed/
Science & Tech  (tags: battery, storage, solar, wind, energy, breakthrough, GoodNews, technology, discovery )

Alice
- 837 days ago - cleantechnica.com
A breakthrough has been made in the field of renewable energy battery storage. Researchers have developed a redox flow battery that reaches a stack power of up to 25 kW. This breakthrough in battery technology is important.
Solar Power: An Alternative Device to Sterilize Surgical Instruments in Rural Areas
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JL
- 961 days ago - nytimes.com
Solar power can steam-sterilize surgical instruments, according to a new study -- but the contraption needed to do so is not pocket-size.
Solar Windows: Turning Buildings Into Energy Producers
Science & Tech  (tags: solar, solar energy, energy, economy, business, investing, environment, ecosystems, conservation, green, greenhousegases, habitat, business, technology )

Marty
- 1147 days ago - organicconnectmag.com
The vast amount of glass in skyscrapers and office buildings represents enormous potential for an emerging technology that turns windows into solar panels.
Massive Solar Storm Bombards Earth Tonight
Science & Tech  (tags: Massive, solar, storm, bombards, Earth, tonight )

Agnes
- 1257 days ago - cbc.ca
A solar flare is seen erupting on the Sun's northeastern hemisphere on Sunday night. Physicist Doug Biesecker said the biggest concern from the speedy eruption is the radiation, which arrived on Earth an hour later. It will likely continue through Wednes
Researchers' Refinement Increases Solar Concentrator Efficiency
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, research, solar, cells )

Milton
- 1262 days ago - sciguru.com
A team of researchers at the University of California, Merced, has redesigned luminescent solar concentrators to be more efficient at sending sunlight to solar cells.
Using Light to Make Solar Panels
Science & Tech  (tags: science, study, research, energy, solar, solar panels, technology, design, discovery, Gizmos )

Michael
- 1282 days ago - ecogeek.org
A new optical furnace that uses intense light rather than a conventional furnace to heat the silicon to make solar cells saves about half the energy needed.
Solar Has Been Too Successful - That's Why Tariffs Were Cut
Science & Tech  (tags: Solar, Landed, Goverment, Industry )

Olivia
- 1336 days ago - guardian.co.uk
The government landed a body blow to the solar industry this week by announcing that feed-in tariffs to support the installation of solar PV will be more than halved.
DON'T SWITCH OFF OUR SOLAR REVOLUTION
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, energy, DON'T, SWITCH, OFF, OUR, SOLAR, REVOLUTION )

Agnes
- 1337 days ago - express.co.uk
WHEN Joe Spriggs installed solar panels on his roof eight months ago he joined an energy revolution that was sweeping the nation. Since then the retired tele­coms worker calculates he has saved almost £150 on his electricity bill by using the sun to
Sahara Solar Power Plans Could Suck Up 20% of Region's Water - Tech Change Needed
Science & Tech  (tags: Sahara, Solar, Power, Plans, Could, Suck, Up, 20% of, Region's, Water, Tech, Change, Needed )

Agnes
- 1337 days ago - treehugger.com
Tapping into the Sahara Desert's vast solar power potential (not to mention wind power) seems like a great idea -- and the first solar power project of the massive Desertec project is scheduled to start construction soon. But should concentrating solar
 

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