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.

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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Onsite Generation and Energy Storage Solutions

Onsite Generation and Energy Storage Solutions

Data centers, hospitals, and manufacturers can’t lose power for even a minute. The same can be said for financial institutions. Unfortunately, public power infrastructure in cities across the United States is aging. And as it does, power failures are becoming more common.

Creative Configurations

Creative Configurations

Data centers, hospitals, and manufacturers can’t lose power for even a minute. The same can be said for financial institutions. Unfortunately, public power infrastructure in cities across the United States is aging. And as it does, power failures are becoming more common.

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

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