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Browsing the "solar technology" Tag

Spherical Micro Solar Cells

March 12th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

  This is a new solar technology I don’t remember reading or writing about yet. Kyosemi Corporation, an optoelectronics company, [&hellip


1st Order of Corning Solar Photovoltaic Glass on Commercial Scale

February 8th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

Corning photovoltaic glass? I have to admit, I had to dig through our archives to see if we had ever covered this. And, nope, it's a new one. Corning Incorporated, a " world leader in specialty glass and ceramics," has created photovoltaic glass that it claims is lighter and more efficient than thin-film solar modules. On February 1, it announced the first commercial order of its photovoltaic (PV) glass substrates


Okayama Solar Absorbers Use “Green Ferrite” to Generate Super-Cheap Electricity from Heat

September 20th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

Okayama Graduate School of Science and Technology is one of many developing solar cells and batteries, but their research team, led by one Professor Naoshi Ikeda, has a unique approach. Instead of silicon, currently the standard component in solar cells, the Okayama team is using an iron oxide compound it calls “green ferrite,” or GF. Professor Ikeda has gone so far as to claim his product will produce 100x the amount of energy as a traditional silicon solar cell



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