Tag: solar cells

Solar cells are described as being photovoltaic irrespective of whether the source is sunlight or an artificial light. They are used as a photodetector (for example infrared detectors), detecting light or other electromagnetic radiation near the visible range, or measuring light intensity.

Editor’s Comments: Reaching Our Full Potential

Editor’s Comments: Reaching Our Full Potential

Construction technology is on a steady pace of evolution. Just in the past few years, we’ve made enormous strides in developing tools such as telematics, GPS, building information modeling (BIM), and project management software. Virtual, mixed, and augmented reality applications are emerging along with drones and 3D printing. It’s all

The Strongest Link in the Chain

The Strongest Link in the Chain

Renewable energy—and solar energy in par­ticular—has a problem. Because it is subject to the vagaries of sunshine and wind for power generation, it is often not available when it is needed most. For those nighttime hours when the sun is not available and cloudy days when sunlight is minimal, provisions

Perovskite: Game Changer for Solar Energy?

Perovskite: Game Changer for Solar Energy?

Oct. 25, 2016 sponsored content by Stanford University. The solar industry is currently going through a time of great change. Consider that during the oil crises in the 1970s, generating solar energy cost about $100 per watt. As research and the use of solar power increased, the price dropped rapidly

Perovskites: A Multi-faceted Solution

Perovskites: A Multi-faceted Solution

Silicon solar cells have come a long way from those that Bell Labs first debuted in the 1950s. Advances in light capture and conversion efficiency have improved significantly. And yet they still have limitations.

For one, it takes a lot of energy to melt silicon dioxide in order to remove the

Suniva Powers Greenfield at Fort Campbell

Norcross, Ga – June 30, 2016 – Suniva, Inc., the leading American manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells and modules, with headquarters in metro-Atlanta and manufacturing facilities in Georgia and Michigan, today announces its Buy American-compliant Optimus solar panels are producing energy at a capped landfill at the Fort Campbell military

Suniva Powers Greenfield at Fort Campbell

Suniva Powers Greenfield at Fort Campbell

Norcross, Ga – June 30, 2016 – Suniva, Inc., the leading American manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells and modules, with headquarters in metro-Atlanta and manufacturing facilities in Georgia and Michigan, today announces its Buy American-compliant Optimus solar panels are producing energy at a capped landfill at the Fort Campbell military

Storage: Powering Port au Prince

Storage: Powering Port au Prince

When the sun sets on Port au Prince, Haiti, lights blink on at the Champ de Mars Plaza. The glow, powered by a lithium-ion battery bank from Saft, stands like an oasis on an island ravaged by natural disaster and poverty. Inside the plaza, children play soccer. Locals and visitors

Flying Forever…the Stuff of Dreams

Flying Forever…the Stuff of Dreams

It lies at the heart of Solar Impulse founder Bertrand Piccard’s vision of what is possible, unlimited flight that, with the help of André Borschberg—Piccard’s associate in the venture—has come to life in a way that takes us back even before when Daedalus and his son Icarus sought to escape

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