The Most Efficient Solar-Powered Car Exports electricity to the Grid

The Stella Vie is a solar-powered car with the ability to carry five people across a 1000 KM distance while moving at an average speed of 69 km/h. The solar car developed by a Dutch team from the Eindhoven University of Technology was the winner … Continue ReadingThe Most Efficient Solar-Powered Car Exports electricity to the Grid

Perovskite provides Low Cost, higher efficiency Solar Cells

Perovskite, a Calcium titanium oxide mineral, has properties capable of making solar cells with efficiency of up to 25%. Though there is not great difference in the efficiency levels with what is on the market already, but the fact that the efficiency can be attained … Continue ReadingPerovskite provides Low Cost, higher efficiency Solar Cells

Flow battery – the new rechargeable, non-toxic and scalable energy storage

With the growth in investments in the renewable energy sector, need for efficient and cheap energy storage facilities has been on a sharp rise as this is critical in supporting the intermittent energy sources such as solar and wind. Researchers from Harvard have been working … Continue ReadingFlow battery – the new rechargeable, non-toxic and scalable energy storage

3D Printed Light Traps Improve Output of Solar Cells

The 3D printed light traps have shown increased electrical output of the photovoltaic cells to up to 13%. Dutch researchers have been able to develop light traps which improve the efficiency of photovoltaic solar cells. The scientists from Utrecht University achieved the light trapping by … Continue Reading3D Printed Light Traps Improve Output of Solar Cells

Solar Power, Reliable and Cost-Effective Energy for the Future

Solar power is one of the most reliable renewable energy that homes can adopt for sustainable energy. As the natural resources set to decline in the years to come, the whole world needs to move towards sustainable renewable sources. The rise in population means the … Continue ReadingSolar Power, Reliable and Cost-Effective Energy for the Future

Morocco’s Ouarzazate Solar Power Plant to be Commissioned in 2015

The first phase of Africa’s largest solar power project located in the Morocco desert is almost ready for commissioning in 2015. The Ouarzazate 500MW solar power plant, is the first amongst the Morocco’s planned five solar thermal energy power plants. The largest power plant project … Continue ReadingMorocco’s Ouarzazate Solar Power Plant to be Commissioned in 2015

Old Tires to build Cheap and Longer Lasting Lithium ion Batteries

Old car tires are likely to find a new use in making super-dense anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. And offer extended life span for the batteries as compared to the current graphite based batteries. Demand for efficient; high-capacity and longer lasting batteries continues to rise, … Continue ReadingOld Tires to build Cheap and Longer Lasting Lithium ion Batteries

Sand Based Lithium ion Batteries Lasts Three Times Longer

Sand is an environmentally friendly, non toxic and low-cost material that makes higher energy density electrodes for the sand based lithium ion batteries as compared to those made from graphite. Sand contains quartz (silicon dioxide), which has superior electrical properties suitable for the production of … Continue ReadingSand Based Lithium ion Batteries Lasts Three Times Longer