#Solar Power

Buckyballs boost prospect of transparent solar cell

1 year ago — 1 min read

Engineers in the US have discovered a way to allow electrons to travel farther than was previously thought possible in the materials used to create organic solar cells.

Graphene solar panels developed that generates energy when it rains

3 years ago — 0.5 min read

Whilst Solar Power has made significant steps forwards over the last decade there has always been the problem of what happens at night. The new solution proposed by scientists from...

Carbon emissions drop in the UK as renewables rise

3 years ago — 1.5 min read

Provisional figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have revealed a 3.4% drop in greenhouse gas emissions last year. This decrease is thanks in large part...

Swedish researchers develop wood-based glass

3 years ago — 0 min read

Researchers at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed transparent wood that could in future be used in solar cells and biodegradable windows. The team, led by Prof. Lars...

Transparent photovoltaic windows could reach the market in three years

3 years ago — 0 min read

Researchers at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), in collaboration with solar photovoltaic glass manufacturer Polysolar and materials developer Merck, are developing the prototype stage of lightweight and low cost...

London’s Queen Elizabeth II reservoir to hold world’s largest floating solar power plant

3 years ago — 0 min read

A £6 million floating solar array is to open in London this month, and is expected to generate 5.8 million kilowatt hours a year. The floating solar array was built...