solar technology

World’s First Modern Solar Panel Still Works After 60 Years

World’s First Modern Solar Panel Still Works After 60 Years

Thinking about investing in a solar array but concerned about the lifespan of photovoltaic cells? Consider this: the world's oldest solar panel -- a 60 year-old crystal ball-like contraption -- still

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Chevron Embraces Solar Technology With Project Brightfield

Chevron Embraces Solar Technology With Project Brightfield

Sign #1 that interest in solar power is exploding: even the oil companies are getting in on the act. Earlier this week, Chevron unveiled Project Brightfield, a solar plant featuring 7,700 solar panels on

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An Inflatable Building in Barcelona Provides A New Kind of Insulation

An Inflatable Building in Barcelona Provides A New Kind of Insulation

The city of Barcelona and Ruiz-Geli want 22@Barcelona to transform from an abandoned industrial hub into a center for technology and information. The Media-TIC building was designed to be at the forefront

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World’s First Solar-Powered Circuit Could Revolutionize Touchscreen Tech

World’s First Solar-Powered Circuit Could Revolutionize Touchscreen Tech

Imagine: a solar-powered screen that could quickly charge up your new iPad. Solar chargers are certainly nothing new, but this circuit is embedded right in the touchscreen, so you don't have to set the

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Links Roundup of the Week: Solar, Solar, Solar

Links Roundup of the Week: Solar, Solar, Solar

The winner of the Solar Decathlon Competition was announced today -- congratulations Team Germany! We've been following the competition happenings all week. Our friends have been as abuzz as us, and we've

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Solar Powered Supertower to Eclipse the Burj Dubai?

Solar Powered Supertower to Eclipse the Burj Dubai?

Even though the 2,600 ft tall, 126 story Burj Dubai is still under construction, a fierce race is already brewing to construct the world's next tallest building. Recently Santa Monica building designer

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Solar Satellites Could Beam Gigawatts of Energy from Space

Solar Satellites Could Beam Gigawatts of Energy from Space

Ben Bova, the president emeritus of the National Space Society, recently suggested an incredible solution to the world's energy crisis. Instead of taking solar panels and sticking them on your roof, he

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MIT’s Revolutionary New Concentrated Solar Array

MIT’s Revolutionary New Concentrated Solar Array

Researchers at MIT recently revealed a cutting-edge solar technology that promises a "tenfold increase in the amount of power converted by solar cells." The development utilizes dye-glazed glass panels to

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SOLAR ENERGY AS CHEAP AS COAL!

SOLAR ENERGY AS CHEAP AS COAL!

Energy company Sunrgi recently announced an astounding new solar system that will break our grids free from the fossil fuel lockdown. Their Xtreme Concentrated Photovoltaics promise a low-cost,

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New JAXA Technology Captures Solar Energy in Space

New JAXA Technology Captures Solar Energy in Space

Instead of doing the old-fashioned solar power thing, and capturing the sun's rays as they hit the Earth's surface, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Osaka University Institute of Laser

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New Solar Panels That Work At Night

New Solar Panels That Work At Night

Despite the enormous untapped potential of solar energy, one thing is for sure- photovoltaics are only as good as the sun's rays shining upon them. However, researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory

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BREAKTHROUGH IN CHEAP SOLAR POWER!

BREAKTHROUGH IN CHEAP SOLAR POWER!

New Zealand is a land of wonderful landscapes, beautiful scenery, and lots of sheep - and soon it will be known as the land of cheap solar power, thanks to the work of Dr. Wayne Campbell at the

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