Leaving bulky and motorized sun trackers behind, researchers at the University of Michigan come up with a newer, more convenient and less cumbersome way to get solar cells to bask in the sun while chasing sunlight.
The researchers’ findings are available in an openly available paper titled ‘Dynamic kirigami structures for integrated solar tracking’, here, as reported by Phys.
Taking inspiration from Kirigami, the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting, a group of researchers at the University of Michigan have developed unique solar cells that capture up to 40 percent more energy, much like the conventional [...]
India is now home to the world’s first fully solar-powered airport after the unveiling of the Cochin International Airport in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Over the next 25 years, the landmark project is expected to save carbon emissions of 300,000 tons, the equivalent of planting 3 million trees.
Cochin International Airport can now boast to be “absolutely power neutral” after unveiling a new renewable-energy system that makes it the world’s first fully solar-powered airport. The airport will have 50,000 to 60,000 units of electricity consumer per day, used for all its operational functions, reports the Economic Times.
The airport will be powered by a 12 MWp [...]
Researchers looking into new and sustainable energy have achieved a breakthrough in solar cell technology by reporting the development of a “green antenna” to potentially double the efficiencies of certain solar cells and significantly, make them more affordable.
Solar energy is a proven, inexhaustible source of energy and is slowly findings its way into communities. While installations of solar cells are an upward trend, the implementation of the technology is growing at a slow pace due to certain disadvantages. Initial costs are expensive and aren’t recouped for years, even with the best-subsidized [...]
As fossil fuels lose their attractiveness the industrialized world has a fairly big problem. The problem might actually be big enough to threaten various stages of collapse in various region around the world – in other words, the world being forced to transition from fossil fuels could get ugly, and might threaten the investments of a lot of very rich people. The ensuing decrease in services could have a decidedly Dystopian quality. A lot of people could get hurt.