#Solar

Solar panels a ‘requirement’ on all new EU buildings

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Solar panels are set to become mandatory be on all Europe's new public, commercial buildings, and residential buildings buildings. The European Union wants to boost the rollout of solar energy while also rebuilding Europe’s solar manufacturing industry. As part of the EU's new strategy to dump imports of...

Engineering Futures – Solar Power Stations in Space?

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A solar power station in space? Here’s how it would work – and the benefits it could bring The UK government is reportedly considering a £16 billion proposal to build a solar power station in space. Yes, you read that right. Space-based solar power is one of the technologies...

Solar panels – Recycling key to avoiding mountains of waste

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Billions of solar panels globally will soon come to the end of their lives, but when they get thrown away essential materials that are needed to make future panels are being wasted. It is estimated that there will be 78 million tonnes of total waste by 2050. This...

New Recycling Technique promises a new life for solar-silicon

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A newly developed technology is now being used to recover pure silicon from end-of-life solar cells. The amount of material wasted in this industry can be reduced significantly with the use of new techniques. The technique promises to create 99.9984% pure recycled silicon. Scientists from India’s KPR Institute...

330,000 miles per hour – The Parker Solar Probe becomes fastest object ever built

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NASA 'Parker Solar Probe' has become the fastest object ever built - the probe clocked 330,000 miles per hour as it completed a fly-by and 'touched the sun'. The US space agency has confirmed that in April the Parker Solar Probe crushed two existing space records ... that...

High-Performance Perovskite Could Revolutionise Solar Sector

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Perovskites are set to revolutionise the solar sector years ahead of schedule thanks to a chance discovery by a team of researchers in Australia. While Perovskites have long been hailed as a miracle material set to make solar cheaper and more efficient, it has always come with a...