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Thursday, December 27, 2012

New insights into power-generating windows

Researchers have calculated how much electricity can be generated using power-generating windows, so-called luminescent solar concentrators. These are windows which have been fitted with a thin film of material that absorbs sunlight and directs it to narrow solar cells at the perimeter of the window. New research shows the relationship between the color of the material used and the maximum amount of power that can be generated. Such power-generating windows offer potential as a cheap source of solar energy.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Catching some rays: Organic solar cells make a leap forward

Organic solar cells are becoming more efficient thanks to a new set of discoveries that alter their behaviors at the electronic level.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Making 'Renewable' viable: New technology for grid-level electrical energy storage developed

Researchers have developed a new method for quickly and efficiently storing and discharging large amounts of energy. Their "electrochemical flow capacitor," which is fully scalable, could be the key to a more efficient integration of renewable resources into the energy grid.

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Smart wirelessly controlled power outlets

Many homeowners dream of being able to wash a load of laundry when the photovoltaic panels on the roof are delivering a maximum of electricity, even when they are not at home. A new Internet-enabled power outlet will soon allow users to control household appliances via their smartphone, and reduce their energy costs into the bargain.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Minimally invasive building renovations with prefabricated window modules

Renovation projects to improve the energy performance of residential buildings involve a lot of messy construction work. Researchers have come up with a new modernization concept that reduces on-site installation times. Prefabricated multifunctional window modules offer a more convenient alternative to the usual renovation methods.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

New processes for cost-efficient solar cell production

The competition in the photovoltaics market is fierce. When it comes to price, Asian manufacturers are frequently ahead of the competition by a nose. Now, researchers are designing new coating processes and thin layer systems that, if used, could help to reduce the price of solar cells significantly.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

No matter the drilling method, natural gas is a much-needed tool to battle global warming

No matter how you drill it, using natural gas as an energy source is a smart move in the battle against global climate change and a good transition step on the road toward low-carbon energy from wind, solar and nuclear power according to a new study.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Solar cells made from black silicon

Solar cells convert three-quarters of the energy contained in the Sun's spectrum into electricity -- yet the infrared spectrum is entirely lost in standard solar cells. In contrast, black silicon solar cells are specifically designed to absorb this part of the Sun's spectrum -- and researchers have recently succeeded in doubling their overall efficiency.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

NASA mission to study magnetic explosions passes major review

On August 31, 2012, NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission proved it was ready for its next steps by passing what's called a Systems Integration Review (SIR), which deems a mission ready to integrate instruments onto the spacecraft.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Breaking the barriers for low-cost energy storage: Battery could help transition to renewable energy sources

Scientists have developed an air-breathing battery that uses the chemical energy generated by the oxidation of iron plates that are exposed to the oxygen in the air -- a process similar to rusting.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Solar cell degradation research to have impact on solar panel industry

Researchers in Luxembourg have established a method to observe and prevent solar cell degradation before solar cell production is finished, which has implications for the solar cell manufacturing industry since chemical damage to solar cells can occur quickly.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Scientists find new primitive mineral in meteorite

In 1969, an exploding fireball tore through the sky over Mexico, scattering thousands of pieces of meteorite across the state of Chihuahua. More than 40 years later, the Allende meteorite is still serving the scientific community as a rich source of information about the early stages of our solar system's evolution. Recently, scientists discovered a new mineral embedded in the space rock -- one they believe to be among the oldest minerals formed in the solar system.

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

A new route to dissipationless electronics

A team of researchers has demonstrated a new material that promises to eliminate loss in electrical power transmission. The surprise is that their methodology for solving this classic energy problem is based upon the first realization of a highly exotic type of magnetic semiconductor first theorized less than a decade ago - a magnetic topological insulator.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bio-inspired nanoantennas for light emission

Just as radio antennas amplify the signals of our mobile phones and televisions, the same principle can apply to light. For the first time, researchers have succeeded in producing a nanoantenna from short strands of DNA, two gold nanoparticles and a small fluorescent molecule that captures and emits light. This work could in the longer term lead to the development of more efficient light-emitting diodes, more compact solar cells or even be used in quantum cryptography.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Scientists use microbes to make 'clean' methane

Microbes that convert electricity into methane gas could become an important source of renewable energy, according to scientists. Researchers are raising colonies of microorganisms, called methanogens, which have the remarkable ability to turn electrical energy into pure methane -- the key ingredient in natural gas. The scientists' goal is to create large microbial factories that will transform clean electricity from solar, wind or nuclear power into renewable methane fuel and other valuable chemical compounds for industry.

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Nano-sandwich technique slims down solar cells, improves efficiency

Researchers have found a way to create much slimmer thin-film solar cells without sacrificing the cells' ability to absorb solar energy. Making the cells thinner should significantly decrease manufacturing costs for the technology.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Lotus leaf inspires fog-free finish for transparent surfaces

Chinese scientists use silica nanoparticles resembling raspberries to create a water-repellent, fog-free, self-cleaning finish for glass and other transparent surfaces.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Spinach power gets a big boost: Reseachers combine spinach protein with silicon to make biohybrid solar cell

Spinach power has just gotten a big boost. Researchers have combined the photosynthetic protein that converts light into electrochemical energy in spinach with silicon, the material used in solar cells, in a fashion that produces substantially more electrical current than has been reported by previous "biohybrid" solar cells.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New solar panels made with more common metals could be cheaper and more sustainable

With enough sunlight falling on home roofs to supply at least half of America’s electricity, scientists have described advances toward the less-expensive solar energy technology needed to roof many of those homes with shingles that generate electricity.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Measurement advance could speed innovation in solar devices

A novel measurement system can accurately and quickly measures the energy output of solar power devices. Combining two different techniques and suitable for use in both the lab and the production line, their device could be a boon to manufacturers working on better, more competitive solar energy systems.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Researchers create 'nanoflowers' for energy storage, solar cells

Researchers have created flower-like structures out of germanium sulfide (GeS) -- a semiconductor material -- that have extremely thin petals with an enormous surface area. The GeS flower holds promise for next-generation energy storage devices and solar cells.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

New twist on old chemical process could boost energy efficiency significantly

An unappreciated aspect of chemical reactions on the surface of metal oxides could be key in developing more efficient energy systems, including more productive solar cells or hydrogen fuel cells efficient enough for automobiles.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Earth sunblock only needed if planet warms easily

A new computer analysis of future climate change that considers emissions reductions together with sunlight reduction shows that such drastic steps to cool Earth would only be necessary if the planet heats up easily with added greenhouse gases.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Wireless window sentinel draws its power from its environment

Window contacts tell users if a window is open or closed. Typically, such sensors are wire-based. Scientists working with industry partners recently developed a new system that operates without wires or batteries. It draws its power from its environment: from sunlight and ambient heat.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Two-thirds of the world's new solar panels were installed in Europe in 2011

Europe accounted for two thirds of the world-wide newly installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity in 2011, with 18.5 GW. Its overall PV capacity totalled 52 GW. The yearly electricity produced by PV could power a country with the electricity demand of Austria, which corresponds to 2% of the EU's electricity needs.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sunflowers inspire more efficient solar power system

A field of young sunflowers will slowly rotate from east to west during the course of a sunny day, each leaf seeking out as much sunlight as possible as the sun moves across the sky through an adaptation called heliotropism. It’s a clever bit of natural engineering that inspired imitation from an electrical and computer engineer, who has found a way to mimic the passive heliotropism seen in sunflowers for use in the next crop of solar power systems.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

New efficiency record for photovoltaic cells, thanks to heterojunction

Scientists have developed photovoltaic cells with an energy conversion efficiency of 21.4 percent, the highest obtained for the type of substrate they used. This breakthrough will contribute to lowering the cost of solar-cell-based installations.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Catalysis: Optimizing water splitting

Computer simulations of a metal–sulfide alloy unlock the secrets to designing solar-powered catalysts that generate hydrogen fuel from water.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Photosynthesis re-wired: Chemists use nanowires to power photosynthesis-like process

Chemists have developed a process that closely resembles photosynthesis and proved capable of synthesizing compounds found in the pain-killers ibuprofen and naproxen.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Semiconductors grown on graphene could fundamentally change semiconductor industry

Researchers have patented and are commercializing GaAs nanowires grown on graphene, a hybrid material with competitive properties. Semiconductors grown on graphene are expected to become the basis for new types of device systems, and could fundamentally change the semiconductor industry.

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Microwave ovens may help produce lower cost solar energy technology

The same type of microwave oven technology that most people use to heat up leftover food has found an important application in the solar energy industry, providing a new way to make thin-film photovoltaic products with less energy, expense and environmental concerns.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Solar nanowire array may increase percentage of sun's frequencies available for energy conversion

Using a nanowire substrate to anchor advanced photovoltaic materials, researchers are able to alleviate strains between materials that otherwise would shorten life spans for photovoltaic products.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Artificial leaf device produces hydrogen in water using only sunlight

Scientists have developed, using nanotechnology, a device with semiconductor materials which generate hydrogen independently in water using only sunlight.  This technology, which has been named artificial photosynthesis, was inspired by photosynthesis which occurs naturally. The device is submerged in an aqueous solution which, when illuminated with a light source, forms hydrogen gas bubbles.

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Physicists set new record for graphene solar cell efficiency

Doping may be a no-no for athletes, but researchers say it was key in getting unprecedented power conversion efficiency from a new graphene solar cell created in their lab.

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Anti-aging elixir for solar cells

Photovoltaic modules deliver power without risks to the environment and climate. But solar-power is expensive. Therefore, it is imperative that the modules last as long as possible, 25 years or more. Researchers are now investigating materials to protect solar cells from environmental influences to meet that goal.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Photovoltaic cells tap underwater solar energy

Scientists have developed solar cells capable of producing sufficient power to operate electronic sensor systems underwater at depths of nine meters.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Nanoparticle solar panel coating helps maintain panel efficiency

A physics researcher has developed a nanoparticle coating for solar panels. This coating helps maintain the panels efficiency and reduces maintenance and operation costs.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Marine energy doubled by predicting wave power

The energy generated from our oceans could be doubled using new methods for predicting wave power. New research could pave the way for significant advancements in marine renewable energy, making it a more viable source of power. The researchers devised a means of accurately predicting the power of the next wave in order to make the technology far more efficient, extracting twice as much energy as is currently possible.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Optical materials: Holey gold

Imaging nanoporous metals with beams of electrons provides deep insights into the unusual optical properties of these materials.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Solar power day and night: New storage systems control fluctuation of renewable energies

Energy storage systems are one of the key technologies for the energy turnaround. With their help, the fluctuating supply of electricity based on photovoltaics and wind power can be stored until the time of consumption. A number of pilot plants of solar cells, small wind power plants, lithium-ion batteries, and power electronics are now under construction to demonstrate how load peaks in the grid can be balanced and what regenerative power supply by an isolated network may look like in the future.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

How solvent mixtures affect organic solar cell structure

Controlling "mixing" between acceptor and donor layers, or domains, in polymer-based solar cells could increase their efficiency, according to a team of researchers.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Prototype of lunar water-prospecting robot to search for water ice at moon's northern pole

A robotics technology company has completed assembly of a full-size prototype of Polaris, a solar-powered robot that will search for potentially rich deposits of water ice at the moon's poles. The first of its kind, Polaris can accommodate a drill to bore one meter into the lunar surface and can operate in lunar regions characterized by dark, long shadows and a sun that hugs the horizon.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Solar cell consisting of a single molecule: Individual protein complex generates electric current

Photosynthesis allows plants to convert light into chemical energy. Utilizing this process to produce electrical energy is a research goal worldwide. Scientists have now demonstrated that a photosynthetic protein system can be integrated into artificial photovoltaic device architectures while retaining biomolecular functional properties. The proteins represent light-driven, highly efficient single-molecule electron pumps that can act as current generators in nanoscale electric circuits.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Highly transparent solar cells for windows that generate electricity

Researchers have developed a new transparent solar cell that is an advance toward giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Organic solar cells with high electric potential for portable electronics

A new breakthrough in solar technology means portable electronic devices such as e-book readers could soon be re-charged on the move in low light levels and partial shading. Scientists have created an organic solar cell that generates a sufficiently high voltage to recharge a lithium-ion battery directly, without the need to connect multiple individual cells in series. Modules of these high voltage cells perform well in different light conditions including partial shade making them well matched to consumer electronic devices such as e-book readers, cameras and some mobile phones.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Scientists Unlock Some Key Secrets of Photosynthesis

New research is seeking to detail the individual steps of highly efficient reactions that convert sunlight into chemical energy within plants and bacteria.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Home sweet lab: Computerized house to generate as much energy as it uses

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has unveiled a new laboratory designed to demonstrate that a typical-looking suburban home for a family of four can generate as much energy as it uses in a year.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Novel technique to synthesize nanocrystals that harvest solar energy

A new video protocol focuses on the liquid phase synthesis of two nanocrystals that produce hydrogen gas or an electric charge when exposed to light.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Photosynthesis re-wired: Chemists use nanowires to power photosynthesis-like process

Chemists have developed a process that closely resembles photosynthesis and proved capable of synthesizing compounds found in the pain-killers ibuprofen and naproxen.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Catching some rays: Organic solar cells make a leap forward

Organic solar cells are becoming more efficient thanks to a new set of discoveries that alter their behaviors at the electronic level.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Space weather center to add world's first 'ensemble forecasting' capability

Leaner, greener flying machines for the year 2025 are on the drawing boards of three industry teams under contract to the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate's Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

New insights into power-generating windows

Researchers have calculated how much electricity can be generated using power-generating windows, so-called luminescent solar concentrators. These are windows which have been fitted with a thin film of material that absorbs sunlight and directs it to narrow solar cells at the perimeter of the window. New research shows the relationship between the color of the material used and the maximum amount of power that can be generated. Such power-generating windows offer potential as a cheap source of solar energy.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Solar nanowire array may increase percentage of sun's frequencies available for energy conversion

Using a nanowire substrate to anchor advanced photovoltaic materials, researchers are able to alleviate strains between materials that otherwise would shorten life spans for photovoltaic products.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

TV as thin as a sheet of paper? Printable flexible electronics just became easier with stable electrodes

Researchers have introduced what appears to be a universal technique to reduce the work function of a conductor. Their use in printable electronics can pave the way for lower cost and more flexible devices.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Scientists find new primitive mineral in meteorite

In 1969, an exploding fireball tore through the sky over Mexico, scattering thousands of pieces of meteorite across the state of Chihuahua. More than 40 years later, the Allende meteorite is still serving the scientific community as a rich source of information about the early stages of our solar system's evolution. Recently, scientists discovered a new mineral embedded in the space rock -- one they believe to be among the oldest minerals formed in the solar system.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Metamaterials, quantum dots show promise for new technologies

Researchers are edging toward the creation of new optical technologies using "nanostructured metamaterials" capable of ultra-efficient transmission of light, with potential applications including advanced solar cells and quantum computing.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

New twist on old chemical process could boost energy efficiency significantly

An unappreciated aspect of chemical reactions on the surface of metal oxides could be key in developing more efficient energy systems, including more productive solar cells or hydrogen fuel cells efficient enough for automobiles.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tiny solar-panel-like cells help restore sight to the blind

Using tiny solar-panel-like cells surgically placed underneath the retina, scientists have devised a system that may someday restore sight to people who have lost vision because of certain types of degenerative eye diseases.

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Nano-sandwich technique slims down solar cells, improves efficiency

Researchers have found a way to create much slimmer thin-film solar cells without sacrificing the cells' ability to absorb solar energy. Making the cells thinner should significantly decrease manufacturing costs for the technology.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Physicists set new record for graphene solar cell efficiency

Doping may be a no-no for athletes, but researchers say it was key in getting unprecedented power conversion efficiency from a new graphene solar cell created in their lab.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Marine energy doubled by predicting wave power

The energy generated from our oceans could be doubled using new methods for predicting wave power. New research could pave the way for significant advancements in marine renewable energy, making it a more viable source of power. The researchers devised a means of accurately predicting the power of the next wave in order to make the technology far more efficient, extracting twice as much energy as is currently possible.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Photovoltaic cells tap underwater solar energy

Scientists have developed solar cells capable of producing sufficient power to operate electronic sensor systems underwater at depths of nine meters.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Scientists Unlock Some Key Secrets of Photosynthesis

New research is seeking to detail the individual steps of highly efficient reactions that convert sunlight into chemical energy within plants and bacteria.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Taking solar technology up a notch: New inexpensive, environmentally friendly solar cell shines with potential

The limitations of conventional and current solar cells include high production cost, low operating efficiency and durability, and many cells rely on toxic and scarce materials. Researchers have now developed a new solar cell that, in principle, will minimize all of these solar energy technology limitations. In particular, the device is the first to solve the problem of the Gr├Ątzel cell, a promising low-cost and environmentally friendly solar cell with a significant disadvantage: it leaks. The dye-sensitized cell's electrolyte is made of an organic liquid, which can leak and corrode the solar cell itself.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Optical materials: Holey gold

Imaging nanoporous metals with beams of electrons provides deep insights into the unusual optical properties of these materials.

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Global investment in renewable energy powers to record $257 billion

Solar generation surged past wind power to become the renewable energy technology of choice for global investors in 2011. Solar attracted nearly twice as much investment as wind, driving the renewable energy sector to yet another record-breaking year, albeit one beset with challenges for the industry, according to two new reports.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Artificial leaf device produces hydrogen in water using only sunlight

Scientists have developed, using nanotechnology, a device with semiconductor materials which generate hydrogen independently in water using only sunlight.  This technology, which has been named artificial photosynthesis, was inspired by photosynthesis which occurs naturally. The device is submerged in an aqueous solution which, when illuminated with a light source, forms hydrogen gas bubbles.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Bright future for solar power from space

Solar power gathered in space could be set to provide the renewable energy of the future thanks to innovative research.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Liquid solar cells can be painted onto surfaces

Scientists have developed a potential pathway to cheap, stable solar cells made from nanocrystals so small they can exist as a liquid ink and be painted or printed onto clear surfaces.

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Optimal planning of solar power plants

The photovoltaics industry is booming, and the market for solar farms is growing quickly all over the world. Yet, the task of planning PV power plants to make them as effi cient as possible is far from trivial. Researchers have now developed software that simplifies conceptual design.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Use of public and private dollars for scaling up clean energy needs a reality check, say scholars

In a post-Solyndra, budget-constrained world, the transition to a decarbonized energy system faces great hurdles. Overcoming these hurdles will require smarter and more focused policies. Two writers outline their visions in a pair of high-profile analyses.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Solar power to dye for: Flexible lightweight inexpensive dyes could harvest energy from sun

Flexible, lightweight and inexpensive dyes could be used to harvest the power of the sun rather than our relying on costly and fragile semiconductor solar panel that use crystalline silicon, new research suggests.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Prepper Supplies

Guest Blogger: Prepper Supplies

Do you have all your Prepper Supplies? The first thing to consider when gathering your Prepper Supplies is the situation you are preparing for. Take a look at your part of the country. What are the possible natural disasters where you live? Of course we can’t shut our eyes to the state of the world. We are defiantly living in perilous times. But, is it really that mush different than any other time in history?
You bet it is!
Through history mankind has had to live through perilous situations. Preparation and a strong will to survive has always been important to the continuance of human life in this area or that. Now, however, preparation and a strong will to survive is necessary to insure the continuance of human life on this planet.
Of course quality and value cannot be forgotten. Now is not the time to buy unwisely. So find your pen and paper and start taking notes because research and comparison are necessities when you start gathering your Prepper Supplies.

4 Person Survival Kit Deluxe Perfect Earthquake, Evacuation, Emergency Disaster Preparedness 72 Hour Kits for Home, Work or Auto: 4 Personby 
by SurvivalKitsOnline

$199.95
Product Description
All items are packed securely by Survival Kits Online in a deluxe duffel bag. The kit includes the following:
* 48 -Pouches of Datrex Water - twice the amount of water as leading suppliers and each pouch has a 5 year shelf-life
* 48 - 200 Calorie Food Bars - 5 year shelf-life
* 40 - Water Purification Tablets - each tablet purifies 1 liter of water
* 1 - Hand Crank AM/FM/ Band Radio never needs batteries.
* 2 - Hand Squeeze Rechargeable Flashlight
* 1 - 5 in 1 Survival Whistle - compass, signal mirror, flint starter, waterproof container,lanyard and shrill whistle
* 1 - Box 50 Water Proof Matches
* 1 - Fire Starter - Provides sufficient shavings to start hundreds of fires
* 4 - Mylar Sleeping Bags - Recommended over common "space blankets"
* 4 - Emergency Poncho with Hood * 2 - 2 Person Tube Tent with Rope
* 1 - 16 Function Knife
* 1 - Pair Leather Palm Gloves
* 1 - 50 Foot Rope
* 4 - Personal Hygiene Kits includes Soap, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, 9 Handy Wipes
* 4 - N95 Masks
* 8 - Tissue Packs all purpose
* 1 - Large First Aid Kit - contains the essentials needed for any type of fist aid emergency
* 1 - On Duty/Gas Shut Off Wrench Designed by a fire fighter. Use to shut off gas and water. Pry open doors and windows. Will not spark if struck against metal. Safe to use.
* 1 - Can Opener * 2 - Waste Bags
* 1 - 2.5 Gallon Water Bag
* 4 - Body Warmers - last for 16- 20 hours
* 4 - 12 Hour Light Sticks
* 1 - Portable Stove with Fuel Tablets
* 1 - Package of Survival Candles
* 1 - Deck of Cards

Product Features
· 4 Person Survival Kit with Essentials to Survive Disasters
· Earthquake, Hurricane, Fire, Flood, All Natural and Man-Made Disasters
· Grab and Go 72 Kit for 4
· Emergency Disaster Preparedness Family Kit
· Safety items, First aid, Gas shut off and more

Check out the Reviews:
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Thing to Have in Case of Emergency!, January 29, 2011
By L. Ashley - Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: 4 Person Survival Kit Deluxe Perfect Earthquake, Evacuation, Emergency Disaster Preparedness 72 Hour Kits for Home, Work or Auto: 4 Person
This is a great product to have, although a bit more costly than the contents warrant. However, after years of attending disaster preparedness classes that instruct you to put together a kit of your own, I had yet to do it. So, better safe than sorry - I wanted to go ahead and purchase a kit that was already put together. You pay for the convenience, but it definitely will be worth it if a disaster ever happens!
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Kit, Excellent People, May 2, 2011
By Douglas Nerad (San Francisco, CA United States) - Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: 4 Person Survival Kit Deluxe Perfect Earthquake, Evacuation, Emergency Disaster Preparedness 72 Hour Kits for Home, Work or Auto: 4 Person
Living on California's coast it is important to have a disaster survival kit on hand for earthquakes, tsunamis or other catastrophes. The 4 person survival kit has everything you and your loved ones will need to survive three days. It's perfect for a small family and only requires you to add special needs items like prescription medicine and baby supplies.
After the disaster in Japan the supplier, Survival Kits Online, donated equipment and time to help those in need overseas. After a short delay for humanitarian causes, they are back and supplying the US; I got my family's kit a few days ago and couldn't be happier.
4.0 out of 5 stars the lazy b.o.b., February 2, 2012
By Dbum42044 - Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: 4 Person Survival Kit Deluxe Perfect Earthquake, Evacuation, Emergency Disaster Preparedness 72 Hour Kits for Home, Work or Auto: 4 Person
the array of items in bag are good and ample. this is a good emergency bag if you are not willing to put your own together or don't have the time.(much better than nothing)you could put one together much cheaper. the only drawback is the quality of items, most are cheaply made, although they will work in a pinch. and the first aid kit is probably the worst part. its nothing more than bandaids basically-you can pick one up for $5.But overall it will help you survive when the time comes
5.0 out of 5 stars Earthquake supplies, April 12, 2011
By spacetom - Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: 4 Person Survival Kit Deluxe Perfect Earthquake, Evacuation, Emergency Disaster Preparedness 72 Hour Kits for Home, Work or Auto: 4 Person
This earthquake supply kit has it all. They thought of everything. It is packaged well with room to spare.
There were less expensive kits, but they have less product and the quality of the individual pieces does not match up.
I hope to never need to use the supplies inside, but if I do, I will feel safe.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Little Levity, Please., April 21, 2011
By Anakonda - Amazon Verified PurchaseThis review is from: 4 Person Survival Kit Deluxe Perfect Earthquake, Evacuation, Emergency Disaster Preparedness 72 Hour Kits for Home, Work or Auto: 4 Person
I've never wrote a product review, but after reading some of the blistering negative ones I felt compelled to provide a little levity. I, too, ordered my kit in the wake of the Japanese earthquake because I've been putting off creating my own and that event was a rude wake-up call for all of us living in SoCal. And I also had to wait over a month to get my kit, which arrived today, due to the overwhelming amount of procrastinators like me who waited to finally create an emergency plan. However, I emailed the company a few days ago to inquire as to the status of my order (it was shown as shipped on March 27th) and received a reply the next day explaining that they and their suppliers have been backlogged with the number of requests. Makes sense. They also apoligized profusely for the delay and explained that their system automatically generates a ship date based on the order time. Under normal circumstances I am sure that everything operates smoothly, but these are not normal circumstances. I sincerely believe the company is doing its best to fulfill the orders--to the extent of even hiring more help, which is a welcome event given the 12% unemployment rate in California. Was I happy that I had to wait a month to get the kit? No. Is it also partially my fault for waiting so long to get one? Yes.
Personally, I was impressed with how professionally the company dealt with my request and the contents are exactly what I was needing to protect my family. I would not hesitate to order from them again.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Kit..., May 9, 2011
By Rich - Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: 4 Person Survival Kit Deluxe Perfect Earthquake, Evacuation, Emergency Disaster Preparedness 72 Hour Kits for Home, Work or Auto: 4 Person
Understandably, this kit took awhile to get. I ordered (along with everyone else it seems) right after the tsunami. It did take about a month to get the kit, but when it arrived I was very pleased. I was expecting a huge package, but it arrived in a very nice, durable duffle. Compact enough to fit just about anywhere. All the items were packed neatly, and fit snugly. Great kit for the money AND the peace of mind.
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money, April 19, 2012
By Dennis P Erdman - Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: 4 Person Survival Kit Deluxe Perfect Earthquake, Evacuation, Emergency Disaster Preparedness 72 Hour Kits for Home, Work or Auto: 4 Person
With shipping included I paid $233.66. After receiving the kit I would have to say that the items included are very cheap and not worth the money. You would be better off taking the list of items from the product description and buying higher quality items individually. It probably would be cheaper as well.

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4 Person Deluxe Survival Kit

by ER - Emergency Ready
$119.00

Product Description:

Includes (4) ER Food Bars - 3 day supply for 4 people, 5 Year Shelf-life.

(12) Water Boxes w/ Straws - 3 day supply for 4 people, 5 Year Shelf-life.

(50) Water Purification Tablets - To purify unsanitary water.

(4) Thermal Blankets - Designed by NASA to retain body heat!

(4) Ponchos with Hoods -

Don't be caught out in the rain without shelter. (1) Tube Tent - Comes with rope and instructions.

(4) Out-of-state Contact Cards - Keep track of loved ones with these!

(3) Lightsticks - 12 hours of bright green light at the snap of a finger!

(1) Lightsticks - 12 hours of super-bright yellow light - just snap to glow!

(1) Solar / Hand-Crank Powered Light, Radio, & Cell Phone Charger

(5) Emergency Candles - Each candle lasts 5 hours!

(1) Box Waterproof Matches - 50 matches; light after getting wet!

(1) Safety Whistle - Blow loud for immediate rescue attention!

(4) Tissue Packs - Help maintain sanitary conditions.

(12) Sanitation/Toilet Bags - Maintains sanitary conditions!

(1) Package Toilet Chemicals - Maintains sanitary conditions!

(1) Snap-on Toilet Seat (optional) - Use with container as portable toilet.

(1) Roll of Duct Tape - Great for various applications!

(1) Plastic Sheeting - Shelter-in-place for protection from contaminants.

(1) Survive-a-Guide - Complete guide to surviving any disaster!

(4) Dust Masks - Prevents dust and germ inhalation.

(1) Pair Vinyl Gloves - Protects hands from infection.

(1) Pair Work Gloves - Heavy duty with leather palm.

(1) Gas Shut-off Wrench - Protect your home from gas explosions.

(1) Nylon Cord - 50 feet of heavy duty nylon rope.

(1) Multi-function Swiss Army Knife - 5 function folding knife.

(1) Can Opener - Easy to use GI style can opener.

(1) 52-piece First Aid Kit - Comprehensive first aid kit in plastic case.

(1) Packaged in 5 Gallon Air Tight Container - Easy to carry!


Product Features

  • A 4 person, 3 day supply of emergency food, water, and emergency supplies.
  • Packaged in easy to carry 5 gallon container.
  • Perfect for the home, office, or anywhere!

Check out the reviews Reviews

5 Stars Excellent Customer Service, May 12, 2010
By Liu (CA, USA) –
Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: 4 Person Deluxe Survival Kit
I found out my shipment was lost after a few weeks and called customer service - they immediately sent out a new shipment. The emergency kit (4 Person Deluxe Survival Kit) I ordered for my home had so many things in it compared to other kits available on market which makes it totally worthwhile. Having the kit makes me feel more prepared for natural disasters (e.g. earthquakes). I would definitely consider buying more items from this seller to put in my car and work place!
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok for what you get, August 18, 2011
By Willhamina -
Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: 4 Person Deluxe Survival Kit (Health and Beauty)
This does NOT come with the Toilet lid. Most of this stuff priced at walmart is less then what this costs, but if you dont want to have to put one together, its ok for what you pay for. We have 8 people to have to get kits for which is why I got this one. I thought it would be easier to not have to think about what is in the kit. I dont think I would buy another one, but this one has the basics if that is what you are looking for.
3.0 out of 5 stars It's nice, but low quality., September 9, 2011
By dan.h "grindmaster" (new york USA)
Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: 4 Person Deluxe Survival Kit
The gear is all there and came pretty quick. Funny to get a five gallon bucket in the mail. The rations have a 6 year expiration I believe, as far as the rest goes the masks are the same ones you get at home depot,and everything else is the same grade as a colemans first aid kit with a little more for survival too.

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