Crystalline perovskite cells are the key to cutting-edge thin-film solar cells. Although they already achieve very high levels of efficiency in the laboratory, commercial applications are hampered by the fact that the material is still too unstable. Furthermore, there is no reliable industrial production process for perovskites.
Category Archives: Renewable energy generation
Solar PV Cell Cost Has Decreased an Incredible 99% Since 1977
In June 1979 President Jimmy Carter made a huge investment by installing 32 solar panels on the White House roof. At the time, the price of photovoltaic cells hovered close to $40/watt. Seven years later Regan took the panels off again, and when President Obama put the White House back on the solar track just a few months ago, the price of solar PV cells had dropped to $0.74/watt.
World’s first solar panel road opens in Normandy village
Route in Tourouvre-au-Perche cost €5m to construct and will be used by about 2,000 motorists a day during two-year test period.
World’s First Wind-Hydro Farm Supplies Power Even When There’s No Wind
Germany will soon be home to a groundbreaking wind farm that solves a big problem with wind power: What happens when the wind isn’t blowing?
Portable micro wind turbine
Lightweight, collapsible, and quick to deploy, this little wind generator might be a viable off-grid portable power source in places where solar isn’t appropriate.
Ellum Solar, light different
The new Ellum Solar is an intuitive smart light, embedded with sensors that illuminate the dark when motion is detected.
The FOSCAT-32 Solar Catamaran
FOSCAT-32 is a uniquely designed folding solar catamaran which hassecured for itself the winning trophy in the A’ Vehicle andTransportation Design Award.
100% Renewable energy in Australia
A new report released by WWF-Australia says Australia can be powered on 100% renewables with the same levels of reliability that we enjoy today.
These companies now run on 100% renewable power
Companies are starting to take the lead in the drive toward decarbonisation.
Wind farms’ climate impact recorded for first time
In the first study of its kind, scientists have been able to measure the climatic effect of a wind farm on the local environment.
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