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Shining more light on solar panels

A better understanding of how light reflects off different surfaces has improved action movies, videogames and now solar panels. Researchers have found a way to get more sun to shine on the panels and crank up the output by 30 percent or more.

India adding 2800 MW of wind capacity in 2015

ICRA expects wind energy capacity addition during the current fiscal year to grow 20% over the last year to about 2800 MW and will be driven both by the IPP and non-IPP segments. In the rating agency’s view, the demand drivers for the wind energy sector remain favourable in the long run. This is mainly aided by strong policy support in place at the Centre and in key states which have wind potential, favourable regulatory framework in the form of renewable purchase obligation (RPO) regulations, as well as the cost competitiveness of wind-based energy vis-à-vis conventional energy sources.National Institute of Wind Energy Launches Wind, Solar Online MapsThe National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), Chennai, India has launched two online maps, one each for…

X-rays reveal details of plastic solar cell production

Plastic solar cells are light, easy to install, and readily produced using a printer. Nevertheless, the processes that take place on the molecular scale during the production of organic solar cells are not yet entirely clear. Researchers have now managed to observe these processes in real time. Their findings could help to improve the efficiency of organic solar cells.

Pushing the limits of solar cells

Scientists have introduced a new strategy for generating more efficient solar cells.

Visualizing atoms of perovskite crystals

Researchers conduct the first atomic resolution study of perovskites used in next generation solar cells.

Green Cars in 2015 (Infographic)

Electric Cars | Hybrid Cars | TransportationConsidering a green car? These days it makes a lot of sense but there are so many options; electric, hybrid, hydrogen and even solar. One day soon we’ll all be driving one, so how do we choose? And if we don’t have a green car, what can you we do to help the environment in […]