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Solar cells that convert windows into energy producers


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Researchers have fashioned a new transparent solar cell that will not only permit windows at homes to generate power but also enable people to see outside.The ... Read more...

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Global solar industry set to shine again


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) The slump in the global solar industry may be over soon due to industry consolidation and improving demand, the world's leading solar cell maker has said.Solar ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Breakthrough to boost solar cell output by 40 percent


April 19th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) A breakthrough could boost the output of low cost solar cells in rooftop panels by a whopping 40 percent, making them much more viable as an ... Read more...

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South Korea to invest $1 bn on energy sector


March 20th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 20 (IANS) South Korea will invest 1.08 trillion won (around $1 billion) on research and development on the energy sector this year to explore fresh resources, the government ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

First ever integrated solar power tile launched in Kerala


February 24th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Amrita Centre for Nanosciences here has come out with what is billed as the world's first integrated solar power storage tile using super capacitor.It has ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Tata Power to buy remaining 51 percent stake in Tata BP Solar


December 27th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Tata Power Tuesday said it has signed a share purchase agreement with BP Alternative Energy Holdings Limited to buy its 51 percent equity and preference shares ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Light-induced magnetic effect ‘can produce solar power without solar cells’


April 20th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Newly observed magnetic effect induced by light can produce solar power making semiconductor-based solar cells redundant.According to scientists at the University of Michigan, a newly observed "dramatic and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New polymer-based solar-thermal device cuts heating cost by 40pc


April 5th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new polymer-based solar-thermal device that could shave the cost of heating a home by as much as 40 percent.The device is the first to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Holy Grail’ of science, world’s first practical ‘artificial leaf’ unveiled


March 28th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have finally developed the world's first practical artificial leaf that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen using sunlight at an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Artificial leaf’ can power households cheaply


March 28th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) The first practical 'artificial leaf', an advanced, next generation solar cell as big as a poker card, can produce power for households at a cheaper price.The ... Read more...

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Quantum dots could make solar panels more efficient


March 26th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): New studies conducted by researchers at the Colorado School of Mines could significantly improve the efficiency of solar cells.Mark Lusk and his colleagues' latest work describes how ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bacteria-inspired solar cell devices come closer to reality


March 24th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers from the Washington University in St. Louis and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are studying nature's most efficient light-harvesting systems that could pave way ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now a tiny computer to track glaucoma


February 25th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Scientists have invented a tiny computer to track glaucoma -- a potentially blinding disease. A network of such units could one day track pollution, monitor structural integrity, perform ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Quantum dots’ technology to make solar cells more efficient, cheaper


February 21st, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Stanford researchers have developed a new technology that would increase the efficiency of solar cells three-fold and could lead to cheaper, more efficient solar panels.The researchers stated that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Solar-powered hornet that turns light into electricity found


December 25th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the oriental hornet has built-in 'solar cells' that generate electricity from sunlight-a first in the animal kingdom.Study leader Marian Plotkin of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chinese physicists create artificial black holes with metamaterials


November 17th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A team of Chinese physicists has proposed a simple way to design an artificial electromagnetic (EM) black hole in the laboratory.In their study, Huanyang Chen at Soochow University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Solar cells could be used to treat cancer effectively, say scientists


November 17th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Scientists are coming up new solar cell-powered cancer therapies that could make treatment faster, less painful and more effective.The new solar cells are similar to the black ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Photovoltaic cells built with nanotechnology ‘better than existing cells’


September 29th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Stanford engineers have calculated that photovoltaic cells built with nanotechnology have the potential to generate far more electricity than existing cells.Graduate student Aaswath Raman, Associate Professor Shanhui Fan, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hydrogen-powered nano-battery on the anvil


September 26th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 26 (ANI): Researchers are working towards developing a nano battery that will generate power via hydrogen oxidation instead of solar energy and would perform specialized jobs in everything from electronics ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Energy yielded by organic solar cells is less than inorganic counterparts


September 20th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): Solar energy which is seen as an alternative to the petroleum based energy production, is comparatively expensive and does not yield same energy, say experts.In addition, information on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Method to enhance solar energy found


September 13th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13 (ANI): MIT chemical engineers have found that by using carbon nanotubes (hollow tubes of carbon atoms) solar energy can be concentrated 100 times more than a regular photovoltaic cell.Such ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, t-shirts to power your cell phone as you jog


July 24th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): The day could be near when you would be able to recharge your phone or music player while jogging, according to a new study.A team from University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Results of quantum dot research to pave way for more efficient solar cells


June 18th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): The efficiency of conventional solar cells could be boosted up to more than 60 per cent from the current limit of 30 percent, suggest findings from a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pokeberries hold secret to low cost solar power


April 30th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Pokeberries - weeds that children smash to stain their cheeks purple-red - could be the key to spreading solar power across the globe, according to researchers. Scientists from Wake ... Read more...

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Soon, wearable solar cells to charge gadgets while on the move


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Charging gadgets while on the move may soon be possible, as scientists have developed a flexible solar cell that can be built into clothing.Harry Atwater and his ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Silicon wire arrays enable development of highly absorbing and flexible solar cells


February 17th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A team of scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has used arrays of long, thin silicon wires embedded in a polymer substrate created a new type ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New flexible and lightweight solar cell developed by scientists


February 16th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 16 (ANI): Reports indicate that scientists in the US have developed a new flexible and lightweight solar cell, which uses a fraction the amount of silicon used in conventional cells, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Carpet of silicon whiskers could make solar cells cheaper


February 15th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Reports indicate that a new solar-cell design based on a carpet of silicon rods could produce electricity at a fraction of the cost of conventional solar devices.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New oil-and-water ’self-assembly’ approach to quickly create electronic devices


January 13th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): Using a simple property that oil and water-based liquids do not mix, researchers have demonstrated a simple, cheap way to create self-assembling electronic devices.Crucially, the approach could allow ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

President Obama Unveiled $2.3 Billion Clean Energy Tax Credits


January 10th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The American President Barack Obama has some great plans up his sleeve. President Obama has come up with 2.3 billion US dollar tax credits. His earnest ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Elusive ‘hot’ electrons captured in ultra-thin solar cells


December 12th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 12 (ANI): Researchers at Boston College have observed the "hot electron" effect in a solar cell for the first time and successfully harvested the elusive charges using ultra-thin solar cells, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find way to boost output of next generation solar cells


December 2nd, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 2 (ANI): In what is a world first, a Monash University-led international research team has developed an innovative way to boost the output of the next generation of solar cells.Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Twitter-like technology can reveal songbirds’ social lives


September 25th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 25 (ANI): Creating what could be called Twitter for tweeters, scientists have developed a new social networking technology that could find out which songbirds spend time together, and could also ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists make first high-resolution 3D images of a polymer solar cell’s insides


September 14th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 14 (ANI): Researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology and the University of Ulm in Germany have made the first high-resolution 3D images of the inside of a polymer solar ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Carbon nanotubes could be used to make efficient solar cells


September 11th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): Using a carbon nanotube instead of traditional silicon, Cornell University researchers have created the basic elements of a solar cell that hopefully will lead to much more efficient ... Read more...

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