Posts Tagged ‘solar’

Solar Cell Fabric by Japanese Researchers

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Solar-cell fabric ... will eventually let wearers to harvest energy.

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.

Before officially introducing fabric in the market, researchers want to work on it.

There are many things such as coating for the conductive wires and improving the fabric’s durability before its commercialisation, an official at the Industrial Technology Centre in central Japan’s Fukui Prefecture said.

Fascinated by the invention, many electronics makers, blind makers and others are interested in solar cell fabric, which has been developed by the centre along with the help of a Kyoto-based solar cell maker and other private firms.

After last year’s tsunami, Japan is looking for an alternative energy sources because of the worst nuclear accident in a generation.

Nanotechnology to Produce ‘Solar Steam’

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

A new solar technology has been discovered by scientists at Rice University, using nanoparticles. The nanoparticles can directly convert solar energy to steam, entirely skipping the process of boiling water. The efficiency rate for this procedure is 24%. (more…)

UK’s Largest Solar Project About to Complete by March 2013

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

To setup the largest proposed solar farm in the United Kingdom, the Charnwood Borough Council has given a green signal to the Lark Energy. (more…)

Tokelau World’s First Place to Generate Electricity Entirely on Solar Power

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

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. (more…)

An Out-of-the-Lab Solar-Power System Converts More Sunlight into Electricity

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Carlos Alejandro / Carlos Alejandro Photography

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. (more…)

Microwaves in Solar Energy

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Creative Commons/ Christian Rasmussen

The technology used in a microwave seems to also have found application in the solar energy industry. This has paved the way to create a thin-film photovoltaic products. These can be made with less energy, expense and lesser impact on negative environmental consequences. (more…)

NIT Silchar Geared for Solar Energy Plant

Monday, September 24th, 2012

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The National Institute of Technology in Silchar, India, is geared for setting a solar plant to meet its energy needs. At present, the institute needs 1MV power per day. The energy plant to be built on the campus of the institute will have a capacity of 100kilowatt. (more…)

Self Sufficient Puma Store

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

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Puma, reputed for its high quality athletic shoes has become a fashion statement over the years. It is now carving the way for other retail outlets, by applying very high standards for the design of its store. (more…)

US Solar Power Project in Bihar

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Schanti Partners, a US based agency in New York, is interested in investing INR 580 crore for setting up a solar energy project in Kaimur district of Bihar. (more…)

Open Space Solar Projects In Threat

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Solar energy installers and developers in New Jersey are against a proposal, that is detrimental to open space solar projects. The proposal if passed would make it difficult for the developers to get local sanctions for open space solar projects featuring solar panels mounted on  ground. (more…)