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Researchers from MIT seem to have come up with a breakthrough for how to store and capture carbon dioxide, and it does not appear that it willescape into the atmosphere. MIT researchers report "We have shown a much safer way of disposing C02 than previouslybelieved, because a large portion—maybe all—of the CO2 will be trappedin small [...]
We have been using solar energy for thousands of years. And we havebeen generating electricity with solar energy for decades. And many newtechnologies are developed to help us use the energy more effectively. If you will pay attention to solar industry, you may have heard about Graphene. It is a new type of solar cell [...]
A technological breakthrough from General Motors (GM) couldsignificantly reduce climate change causing emissions. Late in July, GMintroduced what is known as an HFO, a climate-friendly refrigerant toreplace HFCs, the super greenhouse gas currently used in auto airconditioning. GM is the first company in the world to announce thereplacement of HFCs with HFOs. This refrigerant was [...]
Researchers from the University of Texas in Austin and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis have discovered a process that can be used toincrease the conversion efficiency of solar cells up to 66 percent. The process transfers hot electrons from quantum dots to an electronacceptor. In typical semiconductor solar cells, photons with energiesabove the semiconductor’s [...]
Microsemi Corp., a leading manufacturer of high performance analog/mixed signal integrated circuits and high reliability semiconductors, hasintroduced the world’s first solar bypass solution capable of increasing power generation efficiency in photovoltaic (PV) solar moduleapplications. The breakthrough solution will be demonstrated atthe American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Conference, May 20through May 22, 2010, in Phoenix, [...]
Researchers at the Wake Forest University in North Carolina have made a breakthrough bydeveloping organic solar cells with a layer of optical fiber bristlesthat doubles the performance of the cells in tests. The prototype solarcell has been developed by David Carroll, who is thechief scientist at a spin-off company called FiberCell. The best solar cells [...]
Researchers have achieved a major feat in the use of continuous flowmicroreactors to generate light absorption coatings for thin-film solar cells. This innovative technology has the potentialto significantly lower the cost of solar cell devices and reducematerial waste in the production process. The announcement was recentlyreported by engineers from Oregon State University (OSU) and YeungnamUniversity [...]
Dow Corning Corp., a global leader in silicones, silicon-basedtechnology and innovation, and Reis Robotics, a worldwide leader insystem integration, jointly announced an effort to promote the new DowCorning PV-6100 Encapsulant Series. Reis Robotics is now apreferred supplier of equipment used in a manufacturing process thatsignificantly increases the production rate of solar panels, effectively lowering the [...]
Square solar cells are all the rage these days. Somebody thought ofa brilliant plan .. how about we make our solar cells square for moresurface area? Brilliant!!! Solarfun (SOLF) announced their square cells which lead to 5% more efficiency last summer and this morning Trina Solar (TSL) has announced that they too have developed a [...]
"Ifin 1977 you read a science article reporting that hybrid gas-electricvehicles were not too distant in the future, would you have waited over20 years to buy a Toyota Prius?" Homeowners and businesses are saving with solar now Recently, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said a breakthrough is needed in photovoltaics in order to significantly reduce greenhouse [...]
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