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Radically New Method for Producing Hydrogen from Water

Radically New Method for Producing Hydrogen from Water

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder developed a radically new technique which can fuel a sustainable green economy with nothing more than sunlight and water by producing clean hydrogen gas. The University of Colorado team new technique uses sunlight to ...

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DSC Solar Panels – 40% More Energy and 3 Times Cheaper

DSC Solar Panels – 40% More Energy and 3 Times Cheaper

3GSolar plastic organic solar cell Barry Breen 3GSolar CEO 3GSolar transparent solar cell Barry Breen with Israeli president Shimon Peres Solar technology has advanced quite considerably in the last several years. However manufacturing costs and other limitations have restricted the ...

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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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Smart Mirrors can Reduce Solar Energy Costs

Smart Mirrors can Reduce Solar Energy Costs

On the left – Heliostats arrive on-site in pods, pods are set down and mirrors are quickly and securely snapped into place (Credit: Thermata) Thermata a Pasadena based green technology startup, developed what it claims to be a real breakthrough ...

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New Techniques for Solar Cells

New Techniques for Solar Cells

Material on a block polymer film separating into segregated pockets. Source: Argonne National Laboratory. Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois have developed an extension to atomic layer deposition techniques which could lead to improvements in solar cells and photonic ...

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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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Breakthrough in Thin-Film Solar Cells

Breakthrough in Thin-Film Solar Cells

Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have recently reported a breakthrough in their search for more efficient thin-film solar cells. Such cells could help create better solar receptors, improving both capacity and utilization of current devices – ...

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AutoTram: Combination of Bus and Tram

AutoTram: Combination of Bus and Tram

Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure, Germany, recently introduced an innovative public transportation solution, dubbed the “AutoTram”. The new vehicle is as long as a tram but has bus-like agility, allowing it to maneuver easily through crowded ...

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Regen ReNu – innovative solar charger

Regen ReNu – innovative solar charger

San Francisco based Company Regen has recently announced the future launch of an innovative solar charger, dubbed “ReNu”. The new gadget is capable of charging a large variety of devices, including the popular iPod and iPhone, giving users the ability ...

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