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Australian Solar Power Researchers Achieve 40% Efficiency Mark

Written by on December 14, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Australian Solar Power Researchers Achieve 40% Efficiency Mark

Australian solar power researchers have achieved world-beating levels of efficiency, potentially making large solar plants more competitive with other energy sources such as coal.

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IBM “Sunflowers” to Supply Off-Grid Energy, Water and Cooling

Written by on October 9, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
IBM “Sunflowers” to Supply Off-Grid Energy, Water and Cooling

The creators of a new thermal photovoltaic system adaptation could provide up to 40 liters (10 gallons) of drinkable water per square meter of receiver area per day, with a large, multi-dish installation theoretically able to provide enough water for an entire small town.

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Environmentally Friendly Solar Cell Pushes Forward the ‘Next Big Thing In Photovoltaics’

Written by on May 5, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Environmentally Friendly Solar Cell Pushes Forward the ‘Next Big Thing In Photovoltaics’

Northwestern University researchers are the first to develop a new solar cell with good efficiency that uses tin instead of lead perovskite as the harvester of light. The low-cost, environmentally friendly solar cell can be made easily using “bench” chemistry—no fancy equipment or hazardous materials.

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