Solarpanels

08.18.14
NASA researchers use extreme origami to build space solar panels
08.18.14

NASA researchers use extreme origami to build space solar panels

Here's the dilemma: rockets have only so much space, yet satellite solar panels are much more usef...

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06.17.14
Aston Martin will use solar panels to keep race car drivers cool
06.17.14

Aston Martin will use solar panels to keep race car drivers cool

What's a fairly low-powered solar panel going to get you on a 600 horsepower car? Plenty, accordin...

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10.04.12
Fraunhofer black silicon could catch more energy from infrared light, go green with sulfur
10.04.12

Fraunhofer black silicon could catch more energy from infrared light, go green with sulfur

Generating solar power from the infrared spectrum, or even nearby frequencies, has proven difficul...

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09.26.12
Sharp unveils semi-transparent solar panels, lets you see the sun while reaping its benefits
09.26.12

Sharp unveils semi-transparent solar panels, lets you see the sun while reaping its benefits

Sharp has announced an unusual photovoltaic panel for the Japanese market that collects energy fro...

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08.20.12
IBM alliance sets efficiency record for solar power cells using common materials
08.20.12

IBM alliance sets efficiency record for solar power cells using common materials

There have been more than a few solar power efficiency records set in the past few months, let alo...

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08.11.12
Researchers make unsuitable parts work as solar cells, could lead to cheaper panels
08.11.12

Researchers make unsuitable parts work as solar cells, could lead to cheaper panels

Harnessing the power of the sun is a tricky business, but even the past few weeks have seen some i...

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07.17.12
3D, light-trapping solar cells successfully fabricated by Solar3D
07.17.12

3D, light-trapping solar cells successfully fabricated by Solar3D

Solar3D probably isn't a company you're particularly familiar with... at least not yet. The Califo...

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07.08.12
Alt-week 7.8.2012: Solar flares, trapping dark matter, and life-sized Lego trees
07.08.12

Alt-week 7.8.2012: Solar flares, trapping dark matter, and life-sized Lego trees

Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven day...

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05.03.12
Logitech unveils its Solar Keyboard Folio for the new iPad and iPad 2, we go hands-on
05.03.12

Logitech unveils its Solar Keyboard Folio for the new iPad and iPad 2, we go hands-on

There are all sorts of ways to go green these days, from driving an EV to installing super efficie...

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