American Samoa is an unincorporated territory, an area controlled by the United States government but which is not a part of the United States. American Samoa, located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Samoa consists of five main islands…
Japan is in the process of building world’s largest floating solar power plant. Kyocera Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation in the joint venture have started construction of the world’s largest, 13.7 megawatts (MW) floating solar power plant on the Yamakura Dam reservoir. And this is on fresh water reservoir without gobbling precious agriculture land in Japan.
Researchers from Linköping University of Sweden and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) of China have overcome this by continuous research. These two research groups will be presenting their results in the high-profile journal Advanced Materials. The efficiency of polymer solar cells with fullerenes in converting the sun’s energy is approximately 11% and is considered to be good.
The GeckoLogic firm has created an evaporative cooling system, which has an in-built photovoltaic system that taps the solar power unlike the electric system. Scientists and researchers involved in this project have explained that the air cooling system consists of photovoltaic modules
Solar Impulse 2, piloted by André Borschberg has broken the world record for the longest solo flight. It has been more than 80 hours and Borschberg is still at the controls of the solar-powered plane without refueling or touching down.