Mistubishi has shown some promising improvements in two types of solar panels by increasing the conversion efficiency in both. These achievements break previous world records for energy conversion efficiency in solar panels.
The firs record was broken by being able to improve the energy conversion in the standard polycrystalline cells. This was done by reducing the […]
The magic workers at CalTech (California Institute of Technology) have done it again. They have created solar cells that cheap to create, are flexible and absorb a record amount of the incidental sunlight. The last part is actually especially big because it absorbs not a measly few percentages like current solar cells but a whopping […]
There’s been some interesting things going on at the University of Michigan when it comes to solar cells. In my previous posts, I have talked about newer advances in Solar cells but this one is so visibly advanced that it is extremely impressive to look at.
What you see in the image above is a self-contained […]
Indian company Moser Baer’s Photo Voltaic sub-concern reported recently that they have been able to achieve a 7.3% efficiency on their 400W thin film large size modules. This new improvement, once applied to all panels in the company’s Greater Noida (New Delhi, India) Solar Plant, will increase the plants output to 50MW from about 40MW.
General Electrics has been in the solar business for quite some time now and all this time they have been making silicon solar panels just like it has been done in the past. But the times they are (a) changing and hence GE has decided to switch to thin-film solar panels. They will use the […]
Chevron, the second largest oil company in the US, has initiated what it calls Project Brightfield. It is a testing site for solar technologies located in Bakersfield, California, that has about 7,700 solar panels. It is going to be used for testing out seven different technologies that are related to making electricity from the sun.
Solar Powered Roads is concept that will make you feel more futuristic that any other futuristic traffic technology can. This is a technology makes entire roadways light up and convey messages that are relevant to the drivers. The company behind the technology – Solar Roadways, is working with a $100,000 grant that they received from […]
As the world heads towards the imminent energy crisis and heightened pollution, solar panels are gaining popularity as the best alternative and sustainable source of energy. But the costs associated with large solar panel installations have been quite prohibitive so far, making it harder for the masses to deploy their own solar energy solutions. Various […]