Tag: solar cell

A solar cell, or photovoltaic cell, is an electrical device that converts the energy of light directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect, which is a physical and chemical phenomenon. It is a form of photoelectric cell, defined as a device whose electrical characteristics, such as current, voltage, or resistance, vary when exposed to light. Solar cells are the building blocks of photovoltaic modules, otherwise known as solar panels.

Biology Inspires Technology

Biology Inspires Technology

From fully degradable bioplastics derived from shrimp shells, to tiny RoboBees programmed for pollination, biologically inspired technologies use principles found in nature to create solutions. These advancements represent a remarkable fusion of life sciences and engineering. And solar panels may be the next technology to benefit from biological enhancement.

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Great Things Come in Small Packages

Great Things Come in Small Packages

The famous saying “smaller is better” is not necessarily true. A more accurate statement would be that “appropriate scale is better.” This brings us to the use of microturbines and their appropriate applications. Micro turbines are not actually tiny; they are still relatively large and powerful machines. But compared to

On the Heels of the Success of PowerXT® rooftop modules, Solaria Introduces PowerVision™-150 to the Electrical and Solar Distributor Market

On the Heels of the Success of PowerXT® rooftop modules, Solaria Introduces PowerVision™-150 to the Electrical and Solar Distributor Market

Pairing Vision Glass with Power Generation Transforms Skylights, Canopies, Patios and Atriums Into Architecturally Aesthetic Energy-Producing Structures

Today Solaria Corporation, global provider of solar modules and technology, announced that it is introducing its PowerVision™-150 product to the electrical and solar distributor markets. Endorsed by leading glass and fabrication companies

Are You Ready to Meet the Tesla Solar Roof Challenge?

Are You Ready to Meet the Tesla Solar Roof Challenge?

A lot of us were taken by surprise when Elon Musk announced Tesla’s Solar Roof two weeks ago. According to him, the new Solar Roof shingles will look better, last longer, provide better insulation, be cost competitive with conventional shingles…in short, making today’s crop of roof shingles obsolete.

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Time to Trade In Your Roof?

Time to Trade In Your Roof?

According to Elon Musk, his new Solar Roof shingles will look better, last longer, provide better insulation, be cost competitive with conventional shingles…in short, make your current roof obsolete.

Coming in four different styles Musk calls “Textured Glass, Tuscan Glass, Smooth Glass,” and “Slate Glass,” each of the tiles looks from

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

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