Solar technology breakthrough at the University of Queensland
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Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Feb 24, 2020 The development of next generation solar power technology that has potential to be used as a flexible ‘skin’ over hard surfaces has moved a step closer, thanks to a significant breakthrough at The University of Queensland. UQ researchers set a world record for the conversion of solar energy to […]

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Next gen solar cells perform better when there's a camera around
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Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Apr 13, 2020 A literal “trick of the light” can detect imperfections in next-gen solar cells, boosting their efficiency to match that of existing silicon-based versions, researchers have found. The discovery opens a pathway to improved quality control for commercial production. On small scales, perovskite solar cells – which promise cheap and […]

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Solastica Solar Products
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Solastica, a new consumer brand from Kirloskar Integrated Technologies Ltd., aims to bring you the highest quality power products at affordable prices. Our goal is to bring free energy and free energy solutions to all…

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Spring 2020 Guide to EV Shopping
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We are often asked, “Which EV should I buy?” It’s a great question, and the good news is that it’s becoming harder to choose! Many exciting models of electric vehicles are due out over the next few years, from major manufacturers and promising start-ups alike. The following guide, however, is not about waiting. It’s for […]

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Mainers! Apply by April 1 for Municipal Solar Tax Exemption
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Part of a powerful package of solar bills passed in 2019 was a law that offers an exemption to local property tax on solar projects in Maine. To receive this exemption, you need to file a form with your local Tax Assessor by April 1, 2020 – luckily you only need to do this once during […]

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Waste Not, Want Not for a Healthy Planet.
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Every day, the average person throws away about 4.5 pounds of waste, including food, drink bottles, plastic and paper packaging, and more. 4.5 pounds is also the weight of a small Yorkshire Terrier, which may seem irrelevant. Consider however that in the month of January alone, the average American family of four has accumulated 558 […]

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Researchers improve safety of lead-based perovskite solar cells
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Golden CO (SPX) Feb 27, 2020 Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Northern Illinois University (NIU) have developed a technique to sequester the lead used to make perovskite solar cells, a highly efficient emerging photovoltaic technology. The light-absorbing layer in a perovskite solar cell contains a minute amount of lead. The presence […]

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Eindhoven researchers present revolutionary light-emitting silicon
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Eindhoven, Netherlands (SPX) Apr 13, 2020 Emitting light from silicon has been the ‘Holy Grail’ in the microelectronics industry for decades. Solving this puzzle would revolutionize computing, as chips will become faster than ever. Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology now succeeded: they have developed an alloy with silicon that can emit light. The results […]

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