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Silevo hybrid solar cell challenges conventional wisdom

10/12/2011, There is just something about the genius of the human intellect – just when you think that we’ve hit a brick wall in terms of advancement, someone, somewhere comes up with something that turns the world upside down. I guess the Silevo hybrid...

Spray-on solar cells usher in the future

08/16/2011, Solar power is something that we do not deny will make the world a better place to live in, assuming it can be harnessed more efficiently than it is today. While solar panels are still very expensive to manufacture, hence the prohibitively high cost that...

Inkjet printers could alter solar energy industry

06/29/2011, Who would have thought that inkjet printers, a relatively low-cost technology which has brought about changes in home and small office printing, might soon be able to lower the overall cost of harnessing solar energy? Engineers over at Oregon State...

Solar3D is one step closer to a prototype 3D solar cell

04/12/2011, We’ve previously talked about Solar3D before; a startup focused on creating 3D solar cells. Instead of having flat panels of solar cells like we currently do now, Solar3D had plans to create a 3D shape for a solar cell so that it can be used to trap...

Screen-printable Solar Cells Create Power-generating Windows

10/28/2010, In the future, will all our windows sport solar cells that will gather energy to keep our electronics beeping all day? The folks over at Oxford Photovoltaics have developed solar cells that can be printed directly onto glass, creating power-generating...

T-Mobile USA Launches Its First Solar Cell Tower

09/26/2010, T-Mobile must be trying to get in on the green game too as the carrier has launched its first US solar-powered cell tower in Chalfont, Pennsylvania. The site sports 12 solar panels that are touted to be efficient enough to be self-sufficient and even feed...

Seiko Hybrid Solar Watches Come With Exposed PV Cells

04/21/2010, Seiko doesn’t seem to be scared to try about different technologies on watches, and the company has previously offered watches with concealed photovoltaic (PV) cells by stacking colored resin plates, but this time it has decided to use transparent...

Kyosemi Spherical Solar Cells For Energy Harvesting Windows

03/29/2010, It’s good to see that we’re moving towards a greener future, and Kyosemi Corporation looks like it has something to help us move closer to that goal. The corporation has unveiled tiny spherical solar cells that can be used to create windows...

Solar cell recharging prepped for iPod and iPhone

01/21/2010, Apple has filed a patent application for a portable device in the line of an iPod or iPhone which will feature solar cells that can harness the power of the sun to keep it juiced up so that you can make that extra phone call to close the multi-million...

Flexible Solar Cell Technology

06/15/2009, Canadian research engineers at McMaster University in Ontario recently uncovered the secrets to flexible solar cell technology, where it is able to generate enough juice to light bus shelters in addition to sending Internet-based updates of transport...

Solar Bus Shelter In San Francisco

06/01/2009, The green city of San Francisco just got a little bit greener – this time in the form of a solar bus shelter. Currently placed at Geary and Arguello boulevards in the Richmond District, this bus shelter is equipped with an undulating solar roof,...