- Transparent solar panels could soon turn windows into energy harvesters
- These rooftop solar vacuum tubes that make both electricity and heat are US-bound
- Created from food waste, these solar panels generate energy without sunlight
- Solar is now ‘cheapest electricity in history’, confirms IEA
- In a US first, California will pilot solar-panel canopies over canals
UK-based solar tech developer Naked Energy's rooftop solar vacuum tubes, which produce both electricity and heat, will soon be sold in the US.
A new solar panel design can efficiently convert light into electricity, while still allowing almost 80% of incoming light to pass through.
Solar panels are a cornerstone of the clean energy revolution, yet they have one great flaw: on cloudy days their productivity dives.
Ben Nowack and Tons of Mirrors is solving solar energy's nighttime problem.
In 2021, scientists published a feasibility study about erecting solar panels over canals, and it's about to become a reality.
«If all 4,000 miles of California’s canals were covered with solar panels, that could produce 13 gigawatts of renewable power. A gigawatt is enough to power 750,000 homes, so that would be enough power for 9.75 million households. For perspective, as of July 2021, there were 13.1 million households in California.»
The world’s best solar power schemes now offer the “cheapest…electricity in history” with the technology cheaper than coal and gas in most major countries.
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