Businesses see an opportunity to turn a buck just about anywhere – even in climate change.
One of the holy grails of solar cell technology may have been found, with researchers at UCLA announcing they have created a new organic polymer that produces electricity, is nearly transparent and is more durable and malleable than silicon.
Photovoltaic cells are best known for turning sunlight into electrical power—and they’re big business.
Matthew Davis, a 1995 industrial design graduate of Purdue University, has developed a solar boiler electrical generator and heat machine that converts solar energy to usable steam for heating, cooling and power generation.
There’s at least one bright spot in the troubled U.S.
Imagine if the next coat of paint you put on the outside of your home generates electricity from light — electricity that can be used to power the appliances and equipment on the inside.
The UK mobile services company Orange in association with the American product design firm Kaleidoscope designed the Orange Solar Concept Tent; a high-tech tent that harnesses solar energy to charge your gadgetry through a wireless charging pouch.
Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University researchers have developed efficient solar cells using natural substrates derived from plants such as trees.
Fine East Bay cities have joined forces to streamline the home solar installation permitting process, a move expected to save contractors and homeowners $850 to $3,500 per installation.
Colorado State University apparel design and production researchers and students are working to develop natural-fiber outdoor clothing that can charge MP3 devices, tablets, computers, GPS units and cell phones with built-in — but comfortable to wear — solar panels.