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MIT Grew A Solar Cell Light Enough To Slap On Just About Anything

They’re 400 times lighter than current solar cells, but still powerful enough to juice your iPhone without adding any weight.<p>Solar cells are a great way of collecting and storing energy to power gadgets. There’s just one problem: they’re heavy. A typical silicon-based solar module can only produce …

MIT scientists develop flexible solar cells as light as soap bubbles

<b>Boston:</b> MIT scientists have developed the thinnest, lightest flexible solar cells ever produced that could be placed on almost any material or …

Nanotech

Groundbreaking new solar cell solves vexing high temperature issue

In our quest to replace fossil fuels with solar power, we have to first fix the solar cell, which typically stops working at temperatures above …

Clean Energy

Moth eyes inspire solar cells that work indoors

As a rule, most solar cells need to catch direct sunlight. Even those that work indoors can only do so much to generate power from artificial light sources. However, British researchers have found a clever (and decidedly) unusual way to harvest energy while inside: by imitating moths. They've …

The ‘marriage’ of two cheap photovoltaic technologies delivers record-efficiency hybrid thin-film solar cells

28.02.2016<p>The ‘marriage’ of two cheap photovoltaic technologies delivers record-efficiency hybrid thin-film solar cells<p>Researchers from TU Delft and …

What is energy efficiency? | Energy Efficiency FAQ's

Funding & Incentives<p>Find out if funding and incentives could save you money on your insulation, heating or solar PV installations with the Snug …

Energy Efficiency

Flexible Solar Panels Can Fold Up for Easy Transport

NanoGrid solar panels are durable, weather-resistant, and can be easily set up or packed away.<p>Nabell Corporation's newest solar panels were developed to be as versatile and convenient as possible. The flexible solar panels, called nanoGrid, are weather- and heat-resistant, making them perfect for …

Japan Solar Installations To Peak In 2016 At 13.2–14.3 GW, BNEF Projects

<b>Published on</b> February 22nd, 2016 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>2<p>February 22nd, 2016 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>Japan’s solar installations are expected to peak this year …

Renewable Energy

Japan Solar Installations to Peak This Year at 14.3 GW, BNEF Says

Japan’s solar installations are expected to peak this year with between 13.2 GW to 14.3 GW of panels expected to be added, Bloomberg New Energy …

Renewable Energy

CleanTech Startups in India- Who Is Doing What?

Image by Freepik<p>In our previous article, we covered startups which are doing or implementing innovations in the cleantech industry to unprecedented …

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Good Policy Gone Bad: How Nevada Killed Jobs And Clean Energy Competition

If you want a good example how bad government can kill good jobs and clean energy innovation, take a look at what’s happening in Nevada, where a …

Economic Growth Decouples From Energy Consumption

Think Progress: “In a stunning trend with broad implications, the U.S. economy has grown significantly since 2007, while electricity consumption has …

Natural Gas

Efficiency for all: How lower energy bills open new markets

Energy costs can impose a harsh burden on low-income families. Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) seeks to combat this adversity in 12 states with a …

Why you should stay on the grid, even with your solar-powered batteries

Anything that can help cut our electricity bill is to be welcomed, and Tesla’s solar rechargeable batteries, now available in Australia, are just the …

Is The Sun Setting On Elon Musk’s Solar Empire?

By Andrew Follett<p>Rooftop solar companies, including Elon Musk’s SolarCity, are facing huge financial hurdles as state governments cut back on …

Solar Power