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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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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 […]