#Solar Power

Researchers use infrared to improve solar cell efficiency

6 years ago — Quick Read

Engineers in California have created a method of converting infrared light from the sun into solar energy. At present infrared simply passes through current solar cell technology, although these new...

Solar powered plane completes historic journey

6 years ago — Quick Read

Solar Impulse, the aircraft which is solely powered by the sun, has finished a historic 7,200km trip across the Pacific from Japan to Hawaii. The plane is covered with 17,000...

MIT develop power converter chip

6 years ago — Quick Read

A new power converter chip that can last for months without charge has been designed by researchers at MIT. The chip can directly power a device whilst using a solar...

Solar flight grounded in Japan after bad weather conditions

6 years ago — Quick Read

Solar Impulse, the plane which solely runs on solar power, has run in difficulties on the trans-Pacific leg of its global journey. The plane, which was created by Swiss adventurers...

Mexican researcher designs solar-powered fridge

6 years ago — Quick Read

A Mexican researcher has designed a solar-powered fridge that can keep food cold for up to three months. The fridge is aimed at countries with warmer climates and can also...

World’s first graphene lightbulb

6 years ago — Quick Read

The world’s first graphene lightbulb has been created by researchers at Manchester’s National Graphene Institute and will soon be available on the market. The structure of graphene means it has...