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Solar Shirt: the phone charger you can wear

solar shirt

Ever had the frustration of your phone, camera or GPS battery going flat when you’re out and about? That could soon be a thing of the past thanks to the Solar Shirt – the follow-up project after Wearable Solar. Created in collaboration by Holst Centre, TNO and renowned fashion designer Pauline van Dongen, the shirt […]

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March 16th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Solar-powered space camera detects skin cancer on Earth

solar-powered space camera

Space-based cameras originally designed to combat famine in Africa by monitoring vegetation are being adapted to help detect diseases such as skin cancer. According to Red Orbit, the Proba-V vegetation-scanning satellite’s high-speed camera and digital infrared sensors can be used with a standard medical scanner, allowing doctors to look deeper into human skin tissue and […]

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March 10th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology | Read More »

The first solar-powered round-the-World journey has begun

Solar Impulse 2

An historic attempt to fly around the world in a solar-powered aircraft the weight of a minivan began Monday as the plane took off from Abu Dhabi on the first leg of its record-breaking journey. According to The Washington Post, the Swiss-made, single-seat plane left Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen Executive Airport just as the sun […]

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March 9th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Historic low price on wind power in Denmark

cheap wind energy in Denmark

A massive new offshore wind farm off the west coast of Jutland will provide power at nearly one third the price of existing wind parks, the Danish Climate Ministry announced Friday. According to The local DK, a new offshore Danish wind farm, Horns Rev 3, will be built by the Swedish state-owned company Vattenfall. The […]

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February 27th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wind | Read More »

Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells

Solar cells from shrimp shells

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have created electricity-generating solar cells using chemicals derived from the shells of shrimp and other crustaceans, a development that could have a major impact on the cost of producing solar panels. According to Energy Matters, the research is focused on nanotechnology, specifically the highly conductive light-absorbing quantum […]

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February 25th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Solar to become cheapest source of energy over next decade

solar panels

Solar energy is set to become the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world within the next 10 years, according to a new report from German think tank Agora Energiewende. Solar energy is set to become the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world within the next 10 years, […]

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February 24th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Meet the vanadium-flow battery with 250kW of liquid energy storage

flow battery

Imergy Power Systems developed a new, mega-sized version of their vanadium flow battery technology. The EPS250 series can deliver up to 250kW of power with a 1MWh capacity. According to Extreme Tech, a flow battery can be thought of as a type of rechargeable fuel cell. The electrolyte fuel, in this case, is kept in […]

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February 20th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology | Read More »

Students help small businesses to save energy

Green Impact Campaign

One way for small businesses to green up their operations can be through choosing a renewable energy source, whether it’s a rooftop solar installation or the purchase of clean energy through their local utility. However, a much lower hanging fruit for small business sustainability initiatives, and one that can have a big positive effect on […]

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February 17th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Education,INDUSTRY | Read More »

Harvard researchers have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel

artificial leaf

Biologists from Harvard University have developed a way to make burnable liquid fuel out of sunlight, using an artificial leaf and a bucket of bacteria-infested water. According to the Capital OTC, the research team developed an artificial leaf which can make sunlight divide water into oxygen and hydrogen. This process uses bacteria specially engineered to […]

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February 12th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology | Read More »

Solar panels have now a force field that eliminate dust

dirty solar panel

A new electrostatic material could eliminate dust particles of solar panels in the desert, making them way more efficient. Dry, arid places are obvious locations for large-scale solar plants because there’s plenty of space and plenty of sun. But there’s a problem: Dust and sand that clings to equipment, reducing its efficiency. In places like […]

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February 10th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

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