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High-EfficiencySolarCells-040814.jpg Solid state dye-sensitized solar cells have shown that they can be highly efficient at a low cost of fabrication. But the lifetime of these cells is reduced by degradation, a phenomenon not fully understood. And to help these solar cells compete with conventional energy sources like fossil fuels, these...

SolarPark-Israel-040214.jpg A significant obstacle to maximizing solar energy output is the accumulation of dirt and dust on the photovoltaic solar panels, which reduces output considerably. This is especially true for solar energy parks located in deserts. But cleaning the panels of a entire park may take days, during which the...

windpower-033114.jpg The costs of electricity from wind power and natural gas are virtually equal, claims a new study on federal tax credit for wind energy. The study says, without government pricing support, wind has not been a competitive form of energy use in most parts of the U.S., as the cost of carbon emissions is...

All-TerrainElectricTrike-032814.jpg "Disabled or not, the Horizon trike is ready for your adventure. Adaptive to your physical ability, electric, all-terrain... AWESOME" read the opening lines on the Kickstarter page for Horizon, a trike which is designed to be adaptive for a variety of physical abilities. The three-wheeled electric...

SolarCells-032514.jpg Scientists at Nanyang Technological University have made a significant breakthrough that can advance solar technology as well as better integrate it into our lives. Almost a serendipity, the scientists found a new solar cell material capable of emitting light in addition to the regular role of converting...