July 6, 2020
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Turning waste heat from solar panels into a water distillation process

Photovoltaic-membrane distillation turns waste heat from solar panels into a power source to drive an efficient water distillation process. Life on earth depends on the sun, […]
June 27, 2020
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Transparent Solar Panels: The Clear Way For The Future

When you think of solar panels, the instant image that comes to mind is the typical blue-black panel that covers many a rooftop. In fact, many […]
June 17, 2020
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Tracking the Sun with Cost-Effective Double-Sided Solar Panels

New research suggests that double-sided solar panels that can tilt to follow the Sun across the sky could massively improve efficiency and energy yield. Humankind faces […]
June 9, 2020
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IBC back-contact solar roof for electric vehicles

Dutch EV start-up Lightyear is already producing prototype roofs to extend the range of its Lightyear One solar car. The roofs will feature interdigitated back contact […]
June 2, 2020
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Solar panel recycling: Turning ticking time bombs into opportunities

Australia has certainly demonstrated its appetite for solar power. Now, with the average lifespan of a solar panel being approximately 20 years, many installations from the […]
May 18, 2020
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How Solar Power Can Cut Your Bills And Your Carbon Footprint

As concerns around protecting the environment continue to increase, more of us are having solar panels fitted to our homes to generate our own electricity. Solar […]
May 12, 2020
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New solar panels suck water from air to cool themselves down

Like humans, solar panels don’t work well when overheated. Now, researchers have found a way to make them “sweat”—allowing them to cool themselves and increase their […]
May 6, 2020
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Research: A solar window will soon do the same job as a standard rooftop solar panel

Semi-transparent solar cells that can be incorporated into window glass are a “game-changer” that could transform architecture, urban planning and electricity generation, Australian scientists say in […]
May 4, 2020
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Norwegian solar boat launches new crowdfunding campaign

The latest electric boat project to pursue the crowdfunding path is the 6.2 metre (21 ft) Norwegian solar boat Freepower from the Bjurtech company. The campaign […]