Stained glass solar windows for the Swiss Tech Convention Center

As a World's first, no less than 300m2 of dye sensitized solar cells will be integrated to the facade of the EPFL's Convention Center. This prototype will constitute the first application of such technology to a public building. ...

Reduce energy consumption by 30 percent through ICT

According to a European research project, cities may be able to reduce their energy consumption by 30 % by leveraging information and communication technologies (ICTs). This breakthrough was made by the ENERSIP project, which ...

First all-carbon solar cell

(Phys.org)—Stanford University scientists have built the first solar cell made entirely of carbon, a promising alternative to the expensive materials used in photovoltaic devices today.

Snow helps solar cells sometimes, research shows

Snow and solar cells aren't mutually exclusive, according to a Michigan Technological University scientist. Photovoltaic panels can be well worth the investment even if you live in a winter wonderland.

Sharp's solar panels throw posh light on city high-rise

(Phys.org)—Yet another eco-conscious announcement from Japan for residents of Japan: Sharp has announced a solar panel of a semi transparent nature for mounting on balcony railings or high-rise windows. These are semi-transparent ...

New approach aims to slash cost of solar cells

Solar-powered electricity prices could soon approach those of power from coal or natural gas thanks to collaborative research with solar start-up Ampulse Corporation at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable ...

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