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Nanowires May Mean More Efficient, Cheaper Solar Panels
2013-04-08 19:16:36

Nanowires could be the answer for constructing solar panels with less materials and lower costs.

2013-04-04 23:00:53

A recently added market report by Transparency Market Research on “Thin Film Photovoltaics Market - Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis And Forecasts 2012 - 2018" is now

Recyclable, Efficient Solar Cells Created Using Trees
2013-03-27 13:44:42

Researchers have developed recyclable, efficient solar cells using natural substrates from plants like trees. When these solar cells reach the end of their life, they can be easily degraded in water.

Super-Efficient Nanowires Could Be Future Of Solar Energy
2013-03-25 10:40:52

Extremely tiny nanowires are expected to revolutionize the field of electronics, and a new study in the journal Nature Photonics shows that they could have an impact on solar energy production as well.

Researchers Look To New Process To Harvest Solar Energy
2013-02-25 15:25:57

Since the seventh century B.C., mankind has looked to the power of the sun to provide an energy source. In the earliest days, humans used glass and mirrors to concentrate the sun's rays to make fire. Later, around the first century A.D., the Romans discovered large south facing windows could help let in the sun’s warmth.

2013-02-12 15:18:26

Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology show that a recently discovered class of materials can be used to create a new kind of solar cell.

2013-02-12 14:53:42

The Photovoltaics-Laboratory (PV-Lab) of EPFL's Insitute of Microengineering (IMT), founded in 1984 by Prof. Arvind Shah and now headed by Prof. Christophe Ballif, is well known as a pioneer in the development of thin-film silicon solar cells, and as a precursor in the use of microcrystalline silicon as a photoactive material in thin-film silicon photovoltaic (TF-Si PV) devices.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.