Latest Energy harvesting Stories

2013-12-12 23:30:07

A 25-Watt Solar Charging System Targets Growing World Market for Clean Energy. New composite materials combined with low cost silicon cell technology delivers high power and lightweight performance. Portola Valley, California (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Giga Solar FPC a new company in the fast-emerging portable solar charging market has pioneered "SolarGami" ("solar + origami"), a folding, lightweight 25-watt solar charging system. When SolarGami is folded for transport,...

2013-12-10 23:02:45

Suntactics provides tips on how to pick the best portable solar chargers. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Suntactics is the only portable energy company that manufactures in the United States and it uses the highest-quality materials to ensure long life and efficiency. There are many solar chargers out there that are gimmicks, plastic trinkets that end up as expensive paper-weights, Suntactics is different, it is all about quality craftsmanship with this company. Suntactics is the...

Polymers Can Behave Like Semimetals
2013-12-09 18:40:25

Linköping University Traditional plastics, or polymers, are electrical insulators. In the seventies a new class of polymers that conduct electricity like semiconductors and metals was discovered by Alan J.Heeger, Alan G. MacDiarmid and Hideki Shirakawa. This was the motivation for their Nobel Prize in Chemistry year 2000. Now Xavier Crispin, Docent in organic electronics at Linköping University’s Department of Science and Technology, has led a project where no fewer than twenty...

Solar Cell Degradation Seen Directly For The First Time
2013-12-09 16:02:32

DESY X-ray Examination Shows Structural Changes In "Plastics" Solar Cells With the help of DESY’s X-ray light source PETRA III, researchers of Technische Universität München have, for the first time, watched organic solar cells degrade in real time. This work could open new approaches to increasing the stability of this highly promising type of solar cell. The team headed by Prof. Peter Müller-Buschbaum from the Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich)...

2013-12-06 23:03:31

GIA announces the launch of a comprehensive primary research program studying the global market for “Thin Films”. The soon to be released report identifies growing awareness over surface functionalization & optical properties of thin films, increased investments in application inspired R&D projects, and expanding application areas, as key market driving forces. San Jose, California (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 Follow us on LinkedIn – GIA invites senior industry...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'