solar energy

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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Solar Energy Produced Using ‘Artificial Leaf’

Solar Energy Produced Using ‘Artificial Leaf’

An international team of researchers has successfully developed an artificial leaf that can convert sunlight into energy. The team firstly simulated the extremely efficient bacteria light antennae by modifying chlorophyll from an alga. Using the alga’s properties, the ‘artificial leaf’ ...

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SunHopes – Balloon Based Solar Energy

SunHopes – Balloon Based Solar Energy

SunHopes is an innovative concept for harvesting solar energy in a cost-efficient, environmentally friendly way using helium balloons. GEOTECTURA, an architectural studio founded by architect Dr. Joseph (Yossi) Cory, and Dr. Pini Gurfil of the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, ...

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Solar Cells of the Future

Solar Cells of the Future

Dr. Martin Aagesen from the Nano-Science Center and the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen has discovered a new crystalline material. The crystalline material, called nano flakes, is more efficient than solar panels, converting almost twice the amount ...

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