News tagged with solar panels

Tiny crystals to boost solar

A new approach to studying solar panel absorber materials has been developed by researchers in France, Acta Cryst. (2014). B70, 390. The technique could accelerate the development of non-toxic and readil ...

dateApr 02, 2014 in Materials Science
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Harvested rainwater harbors pathogens

South Africa has been financing domestic rainwater harvesting tanks in informal low-income settlements and rural areas in five of that nation's nine provinces. But pathogens inhabit such harvested rainwater, potentially posing ...

dateFeb 26, 2014 in Environment
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Flat-pack lens boosts solar power

Micro-machining could be used to create almost flat, Fresnel lenses, that boost the electrical efficiency of solar panels, according to researchers in China.

dateFeb 10, 2014 in Engineering
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