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Printable Solar Cells – Are They The Future?

Australian Researchers make organic photovoltaics that can be printed onto plastic Conventional solar panels are made from silicon, in complex high-tech processes. Some sceptics have pointed out that they require large inputs of fossil fuels to the manufacturing process. Diggers and trucks are normally powered by diesel, not solar panels.   Australian researchers are looking […]

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Solar Roadways Develops Prototype

Ingenious Project to Create Power from Roads Moves Forward Scott and Julie Brusaw are a husband and wife team who have a vision to create self-powering roadways, which generate electricity through solar panels built into them, and then use this to run information displays, or heat the roadway to melt snow, for example. The modules […]

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Is A Cheap Solar Cell on the Horizon?

Mineral called perovskite may hold the clue Currently solar panels which generate electricity – photovoltaics – are complex to manufacture, and expensive, compared to the amount of electricity they generate. This has not stopped them being an increasing part of renewable electricity generation worldwide, but it has meant that they have not been able to […]

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Sunny Side Up – the UK's National Solar Centre Opens

Centre for improving solar technology, research and skills starts up in Cornwall The National Solar Centre opened this week. It is planned to be a centre of excellence for solar research, innovation and training in the UK. The government have announced plans to increase the amount of solar power generated in Britain from 2GW at […]

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Bentley Car Factory Goes Green With The UK's Largest Roof-Top Solar Installation

 Over 20,000 Solar Panels to be mounted on top of factory The world-famous Bentley Motors car company is installing the UK’s largest roof mounted solar panel system in its factory in Crewe, in the midlands of England. Over 20,000 solar panels with a capacity of 5MW are being fixed to the roof of the factory […]