Printing OLEDs and Solar Cells is Now A REALITY

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP), Germany, worked together with mechanical engineering company MBRAUN to develop a production facility able to create inexpensive organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) as well as organic solar cells on an industrial scale. Is now possible to print OLEDs and solar cells from solutions containing luminescent organic […] Read more

Why Solar Needs Snowden

So before this turns into a debate about patriot vs. traitor let’s just say that he was someone who exposed information that only a few people knew. So why does this matter for solar? Because of an economic principle called quality uncertainty. This was first publicized in a Nobel Prize winning paper called “The Market […] Read more

Solar Outperforms S&P in 13 States

Thirteen might not be a lucky number, but it seems like a better number when you consider that in 13 states—over a quarter of all states, including the most populous ones like California and New York—solar offers a better return on investment than investing in the S&P 500. That’s just another way to look at […] Read more

Shimizu Corporation: Let’s Use The Moon As A Solar Plant

We recently reported about Shimizu Corporation’s plan to create self-powered “botanical cities” and the construction firm has now come up with yet anotheringenious proposal to use the moon as a solar power plant for the earth. The firm’s LunaRing proposal includes the installation of solar panels on a 6800mile belt around the moon’s equator, since […] Read more

The Solar Powered, Energy-Efficient New Moon in Dubai

Dubai may have its financial troubles. But that hasn’t stopped thecountry from plucking the moon out of the sky.   Designed by VarabyeuPartners for an international design competition, the New Moon will bethe center piece of a new landscape park, Zabeel Park, in the City ofDubai. The structure is designed as a crescent, a symbol […] Read more