Daily Archives: September 23, 2013

Solar Road Panels Offer Asphalt Alternative

Photo Gallery: A Bright Future for Highways Currently the solar road panels cost about three times as much as conventional roads, the Brusaws say. But over time, they add, the technology could begin to actually turn a profit. Solar Roadway … Continue reading

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Warming Plateau? Climatologists Face Inconvenient Truth

Data shows global temperatures aren’t rising the way climate scientists have predicted. Now the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change faces a problem: publicize these findings and encourage skeptics — or hush up the figures. For a quarter of a century … Continue reading

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Plastic Solar Cells Offer Bright Future

  Energy consumption is growing rapidly in the 21st century, with rising energy costs and sustainability issues greatly impacting the quality of human life. Harvesting energy directly from sunlight to generate electricity using photovoltaic technologies is considered to be one … Continue reading

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New Study from Stanford Explores Storage Costs

  Renewable energy holds the promise of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. But there are times when solar and wind farms generate more electricity than is needed by consumers. Storing that surplus energy in batteries for later use seems like an … Continue reading

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Stacked Solar Cells Can Handle Energy Of 70,000 Suns, currently at 45% efficiency

With a new connection, the overall efficiency of solar energy devices, including GaAs based ones, can reduce the cost of solar energy production North Carolina State University researchers have come up with a new technique for improving the connections between … Continue reading

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