Photovoltaics
Photovoltaics (PV) is a method of converting solar energy into direct current electricity using semiconducting materials that exhibit the photovoltaic effect. A photovoltaic system employs solar panel...
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Children Born In Summer Are More Likely To Be Healthy Adults
According to the study, birth month affects birth weight and when the girl starts puberty, both of which have an impact on overall health of adults. The environment in the womb leads to differences in...
Solar Excitement
Modeling electron excitation in organic photovoltaic material could change the future of solar energy. Organic photovoltaic material offers great promise for solar energy. The semi-conducting plastic ...
Mass-produced, printable solar cells enter market and could change everything
Australian solar power experts making up the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium have developed and begun to market solar cells that are created with a 3D printer. The group,  consisting of scient...
New French Law Passed: All New Rooftops Must Be Covered With Plants Or Solar Panels
Do you live in France? If you’re getting a new house, you might have to follow this incredible, sustainable law. A new law that was passed that mandates that new buildings in commercial lots need to ...
Artificial Leaf Harnesses Sunlight For Efficient Fuel Production
"This result was a stretch project milestone for the entire five years of JCAP as a whole, and not only have we achieved this goal, we also achieved it on time and on budget," says Caltech's Nate Lewi...
20-Mile Bike Lane Is Also Massive Solar Array
A 20-mile solar bike lane has been built in the middle of a six-lane highway in Korea, about two hours south of Seoul. The overhead solar panels not only generate renewable power but also provide shad...
A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source
Researchers at Michigan State University have created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass (like your smartphone's screen) into a photovoltaic solar ce...
Watch One Of The World's Largest Solar Farms Getting Built
When complete, the 550-megawatt Topaz Solar Farms will have more than 8 million modules installed. The project will cover 4,700 acres in San Luis Obispo County and will provide enough electricity equi...
A new kind of Solar Cell – Breathing Solar Batteries!
A new kind of Solar Cell has just been invented, and it has the potential to completely revolutionize Solar Technology for everyone. This is a huge milestone towards emulating Photosynthesis, and it s...
Researchers create transparent solar cell — the key to transparent computers?
There are two key breakthroughs here: First, this is the highest efficiency polymer solar cell (PSC) yet created; and, perhaps more importantly, researchers have historically struggled to get get past...
Stanford’s solar cell turbocharger could boost solar power output by 50%
Scientists at Stanford University have improved the efficiency of a revolutionary solar cell by around 100 times. Unlike standard photovoltaic cells, which only capture light energy, Stanford's new de...
MIT shows off huge solar cell efficiency boost by throwing nanowires into the mix
Two research groups, working individually on different projects, have both shown that nanowires could be exactly what the solar power industry needs to compete with fossil fuels in terms of cost effec...
World's largest all-solar-powered boat shines in NYC
The world's largest fully solar-powered boat, 'Turanor PlanetSolar,' docked in New York on Tuesday during a mission to study the effects of climate change on the Gulf Stream current.
Solar cell research - The Solar Cell That Turns 1 Photon into 2 Electrons: Scientific American
MIT researchers develop an organic solar cell that breaks 100 percent quantum efficiency
Solar cell
A solar cell, or photovoltaic cell, is an electrical device that converts the energy of light directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect. It is a form of photoelectric cell, defined as a dev...
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List of photovoltaic power stations
The following is a list of photovoltaic power stations that are larger than 50 megawatts (MW) in current net capacity. Most are individual photovoltaic power stations, but some are groups of co-locate...
List of photovoltaic power stations - Wikipedia
List of rooftop photovoltaic installations
This page lists large-scale rooftop photovoltaic installation projects. Photovoltaic arrays in buildings are often either integrated into them, or mounted on to the their roofs. Arrays are most often ...
List of rooftop photovoltaic installations - Wikipedia
Photovoltaics in transport
A solar vehicle is an electric vehicle powered completely or significantly by direct solar energy. Usually, photovoltaic (PV) cells contained in solar panels convert the sun's energy directly into ele...
Photovoltaics in transport - Wikipedia
Solar roadway
Smart highway and smart road are terms for a number of different proposals to incorporate technologies into roads for generating solar energy, for improving the operation of autonomous cars, for light...
Solar power satellite
Space-based solar power (SBSP) is the concept of collecting solar power in space (using an "SPS", that is, a "solar-power satellite" or a "satellite power system") for use on Earth. It has been in res...
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Solar Team
The University of Calgary Solar Car Team is a multi-disciplinary student-run solar car racing ("raycing") team at the University of Calgary, based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It was established to de...
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Children Born In Summer Are More Likely To Be Healthy Adults
According to the study, birth month affects birth weight and when the girl starts puberty, both of which have an impact on overall health of adults. The environment in the womb leads to differences in...
Photovoltaic system
A photovoltaic system, also photovoltaic power system, solar PV system, PV system or casually solar array, is a power system designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics. It consist...
Photovoltaic system - Wikipedia