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Recently a new record was established regarding the efficiency of black silicon solar cells. The findings suggest that improved efficiency could make solar panels up to three times less costly and perhaps 4 percent or times more efficient.

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Michigan State University has recently developed an invisible solar cells which looks like a glass. The solar cell is almost transparent and has organic molecules Lunt that appear to generate solar energy by absorbing non-visible wavelengths of sunlight.






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Within the University of Arizona’s (US) Science and Technology Park in an area dedicated to solar energy, Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, acquired a solar power project in Tucson.






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Japanese researchers have invented solar cell fabric. The new fabric is composed of wafer-thin solar cells, which can be woven together with sweater or trousers capable of powering up mobile phones and other electronic devices.






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Researchers at King’s College London have devised a process whereby they were able to separate colors and create ‘rainbows’ on a metal surface using nanoscale structures. This new research may lead to improved solar cells and LED-displays.






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With its easy to use portable solar power product christened Switch 8 Solar Recharging Kit, Goal Zero has taken a step further in encouraging reliance on the clean energy.






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After the success of a solar project in Tokelau, these remote Pacific islands have become the first territory in the world to generate their electricity completely from solar energy.






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According to a new research, it has been proved that an out-of-the-lab solar-power system can convert more than a third of the sun’s direct sunlight into electricity.






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Global consultancy and certification firm DNV KEMA has envisaged the concept of floating solar islands as a part of clean energy solutions. Called SUNdy, the real idea behind the concept is creation of 2 MW hexagonal array which floats on the sea surface.