photovoltaic

SolarWindow – Spray-on Solar Cell Coating

SolarWindow – Spray-on Solar Cell Coating

NREL Scientist, Dr. Heather A.S. Platt (foreground) and New Energy Principal Scientist, Dr. Scott R. Hammond Work on Company’s SolarWindowTM Technology Scientists Successfully Transport Electricity Using Virtually Invisible Wires, Under Development for SolarWindowTM (Displayed on a Glass Slide) Columbia based ...

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Solar Screen for Cell Phones – No Charge Required

Solar Screen for Cell Phones – No Charge Required

French company Wysips developed technology which will allow users to charge their cell phones from a transparent photovoltaic film placed on top of the cell phone display. The company hope that future versions of the technology will charge the device ...

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Revolutionary Glitter-Sized Solar Photovoltaics

Revolutionary Glitter-Sized Solar Photovoltaics

Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, has recently developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic cells, which could revolutionize applications of solar energy. The new development, which has the capability to produce more energy at lower costs, could lead to future utilizations of the ...

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Organic Solar Concentrator Developed

Organic Solar Concentrator Developed

Covalent Solar of Boston, Massachusetts has developed an organic solar concentrator that traps specific wavelengths of light as it passes through glass, channeling the captured light into solar cells at the edges of the panels. The panels could be used ...

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Roll-Up Solar Panels

Roll-Up Solar Panels

Toledo, Ohio startup Xunlight has developed a method for manufacturing large, flexible solar panels that can be stored in rolls. The panels could be used on irregularly shaped objects such as automobile roofs or even used as portable power sources ...

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Solar UAV to set a new World Record

Solar UAV to set a new World Record

A team of students from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa is working on a new solar powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) which they hope will soon break a 17 year old world aviation record. Although solar aviation is ...

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Sphelar – Spherical Solar Cell

Sphelar – Spherical Solar Cell

The Japanese corporation Kyosemi developed a flexible solar panel with close to 20% efficiency (higher than most commercial photovoltaic cells today). The new flexible cells will enable many applications which are currently impossible due to the rigid nature of existing ...

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