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Solar energy is one of the best sources for renewable energy in the world. The sun shines nearly everywhere in the world, and produces enough energy to provide power for every home and business in the world. Someday, solar energy may replace fossil fuels and become a main energy source for the world. However, before [...]
Not sure how many of you have heard about Moore’s law, but, to put things simply; it states that the number of transistors on a silicon device has to double every two years. While, we all have practically seen the dimensions of devices diminishing, we haven’t given much thought to how this makes cramming in [...]
Solar technology is in itself a relatively ‘young’ energy source compared to fossil fuels when it comes to generating electricity out of it. But the power of the sun is what has shaped our planet and sustained life from the day it came into existence, and, in that regard it is the oldest and definitely [...]
Back in 2009, Peter Schnitt, a student of MIT, printed a three dimensional clock with hands, counterweights and moving gears. When he hung it up on a wall and pushed the counterweight, the timepiece did work, although not very accurately. Scientists are now working around a technology that could go beyond wall clocks and help [...]
With photovoltaics, it’s generally been thought that flat-plate collectors tilted at an angle or mounted to maximize the amount of direct sunlight that hits them are the best way to get the most out of PV. But research conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is showing that 3-D modules, which look much like [...]
Research is on its way to improve performance of solar photovoltaic cells and bringing down cost has been the key issue. However, little importance has been given to the arrangements of these cells. Normally, PVs are placed in a flat position on rooftops and other surfaces. They’re also attached to vehicles and motorized structures where [...]
Researchers at MIT have recently concluded that solar panels, to optimize light intake, should be three-dimensional structures. According to their report in the Energy and Environmental Science journal, researchers have found constructing a solar array with photovoltaic panels at various angles can boost performance levels by 2 to 20 times compared to flat panels! In [...]
3D printing is a technology which could lead to greener manufacturing and consumption since it can make use of eco friendly materials like paper, sand and plant-based biodegradable PLA plastics. It allows end users to reshape and recycle end of life products and help designers and architects to develop prototype green concepts. One of the [...]
Solar3D, a company known for innovation based on light management techniques from the fiber optic technology, has released news that a patent has been filed on a design modification that will increase the power output of a cell by 200 percent. While the company already uses a highly efficient, three-dimensional design for the solar cells [...]
Personal mobile devices like smartphones, tablets and laptop PCs are rapidly evolving, becoming faster, smaller and functionally more sophisticated. To maintain this dramatic progress in device capability, the semiconductor industry is now at a new inflection point – the era of 3D chip packaging. In this video, Applied’s Sesh Ramaswami discusses the fundamentals of advanced [...]
It’s not just movies, televisions and video games that are going three-dimensional these days. Microchips are doing it, too. Semiconductors aren’t shifting into the third dimension because it’s fashionable, though. This shift is about continuing Moore’s Law, the relentless drive for higher performance that has driven the industry for four decades. With three very different [...]
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