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What makes California’s Silicon Valleyunreproducible elsewhere is not its proximity to universities but theentrepreneurial spirit in its DNA. On a typical day, in a cafe orrestaurant in Palo Alto, Menlo Park or Mountain View — most of theconversations I’m involved in or overhear are about new products, newcompanies and new investments. It never stops. Today [...]
FTL Solar has developed a lightweight tensile fabric with integrated solar cells that not only provides shade but also allows the user to generate renewableenergy. The solar fabric is great for use in parking lots and rooftops. The lightweight fabricdoesn’t need any mounting hardware and has been made available in twovariants, The Powermod 285 and [...]
HP is working on a technology that could enable soldiers read maps,directions and other important information on a flexible display thatwill be mounted on the wrist of the soldier. The displays will use E-Ink technology and will be powered by solar cells that are integrated intothe surrounding fabric. The idea is to create displays that [...]
Cambrios Technologies Corp. has been awarded a DOD contract to producelightweight, flexible, cost-effective solar energy photovoltaics (PV). Known for its development of ClearOhm, a transparent, conductive, liquidmaterial used in the manufacture of various electronics, this contractrepresents Cambrios’ first public announcement regarding the feasibility of using this material as the electrode of a photovoltaic cell. Cambrios [...]
Researchers at the California Institute of Technologyhave created a new type of flexible solar cell that is both inexpensiveand more efficient than conventional cells available on the market. Thenew cell is made using arrays of long, thin silicon wires that areembedded in a polymer substrate. The new cellpromises enhanced sunlight absorption and efficient conversion ofphotons [...]
Think of it as flexible glass, says CEO Dave Pearce. Palios, a very small start-up, will try to commercialize a flexiblecoating for thin film solar cells that it says will both cut costs andallow thin film makers to penetrate a wider variety of markets. Right now, thin film solar cells are somewhat of a paradox. [...]
Solarion AG recently announced the successful achievement of a crucialmilestone within its internal qualification of a transparent andflexible encapsulation solution for itscopper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) thin-film solar cells onplastic. With this flexible encapsulation system Solarion passedthe damp-heat test (1,000 hours at 85 percent relative humidity and 85°C temperature) according to the IEC 61646 standard for performance anddurability [...]
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "TransparentConductive Films for Flexible Electronics 2010-2020" report to itsoffering. This report focuses on the requirements andachievements to date on the topic of flexible transparent conductors,where high transparency and high conductivity are required. Worldwideresearch and design efforts are presented, both from researchinstitutes and companies that are developing [...]
Ascent Solar Technologies Inc. says it has completed internal qualification of a packaging solution for its flexible monolithically integrated CIGS modules. Intesting, the flexible packaging solution successfully passed the 1,000hours of damp heat testing (85% relative humidity and 85 degrees Ctemperature) guideline set forth by IEC 61646 standards for performanceand long-term reliability of thin-film solar [...]
Withmobile phone manufacturers working on newer systems that allow theirdevices to charge on the move, industrial designers aren’t leaving anystone unturned to give manufacturers what they want. Designers Seungkyn Woo and Junyi Heo have designed the Leaf, which is a wearable phone concept that gets powered by solar energy. Theflexible phone carries flexible solar modules, [...]
Normally conventional silicon solar panels, are bulky and rigid, but a startup in Toledo, Ohio, called Xunlight, has developed a way to make solar panels more flexible and larger. It has developed a roll-to-roll manufacturing technique that formsthin-film amorphous silicon solar cells on thin sheets of stainlesssteel. Each solar module is about one meter wide [...]
Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory(PNNL) have developed a new way of integrating flexible solar modulesin a transparent thin film barrier that is conventionally used toprotect flat panel TVs from moisture. These flexible rooftop solarpanels, which hope to replace the rigid PV installations, also reducethe cost per watt of electricity produced to just $1 [...]
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