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Liquid Solar Array collects sunlight while out in the sea

03/29/2011, Solar panels are a great way to generate electricity without causing any harm to the environment, but the problem with them is that they require a large area to contain a huge amount of solar panels in order to generate sufficient amounts of electricity....

Portable solar charger on the cheap, thanks to UM students

01/31/2011, Solar power is definitely one of the better ways to harvest free energy from our surroundings, and when it comes to rural areas, it is one of the best ways to provide green and sustainable energy without having to cut down large tracts from the forest....

Sanyo To Produce The World’s Most Efficient Solar Cells

12/03/2010, Green energy has taken another positive step forward as Sanyo has announced that it will begin mass producing a new type of solar cell. These new solar cells, dubbed HIT cells, boast the world’s highest cell conversion efficiency of 21.6%....

NXT robot gets solar power option

10/17/2010, Dexter Industries intends to help you live a slightly greener life if you happen to own a NXT device, where they are offering a $90 solar panel that ought to generate enough power to run a NXT control brick and one servo. Does this mean NASA will send...

General Electric has thin-film solar panels

10/12/2010, General Electric wants a bigger slice of the solar power market with the introduction of their new thin-film solar panels alongside relevant accompanying equipment. These thin-film solar panels were made in conjunction with PrimeStar Solar, where it will...

Self-dusting solar panels to make life a whole lot easier

08/22/2010, It makes perfect sense to build a solar power plant in the middle of the desert – after all, that place gets a whole lot of sun throughout the day (even better if someone could come up with the technology to convert heat into electricity). After...

EnSol has tech to turn windows into solar panels

08/18/2010, It is definitely an idea worth exploring – we’re talking about using windows as solar panels, killing two birds with one stone. EnSol has the same train of thought as well, as the Norwegiam company recently patented a thin film solar cell...

Solar panels plugged into your home for free juice

08/17/2010, Solar power is the way to go as the world’s population continues to explode, leading to rising power costs as well as less area for the general populace to live in. Instead of dotting the landscape with nuclear generators, how about relying on...

SoloPower offers flexible solar panels on rooftops

07/12/2010, SoloPower knows that solar power is the future, and have introduced flexible solar panels for use on commercial rooftops. The panels are made out of thin-film solar cells from a combination of copper, indium, gallium, and selenium (CIGS), which will...

Kyocera wants to turn your boats greener

07/01/2010, We all know that solar panels are one of the many ways to start leading a greener lifestyle, although the efficiency of such panels are still a long way off from being impressive enough to be used in everyday and all applications. Kyocera has faith...

Concept: Solar Panel Bag For The iPad

06/04/2010, Are you using up the iPad’s battery life while you’re on the road? If you can’t find a power plug to keep the device charged, you might be interested in this concept solar panel bag for your iPad. At a glance, it’ll pretty much...

Solar Vest aims to make batteries obsolete

03/15/2010, For those of you living near or along the Equator, might we suggest picking up the Solar Vest from Chinavasion? It boasts 5V, 6V, 9V and 12-20V output alongside eight (yes, count them, eight!) power connectors and seven device connectors. Just in case it...

Hanshin Koshien Stadium gets solar panels

12/07/2009, The Japanese certainly want to keep things green, with the historic Hanshin Koshien Stadium being revamped with solar battery panels on the roof above its infield stands, numbering some 1,600 of them which measure 140cm in width and 80cm in length. This...