Solar Glasses Generate Solar Power

Organic solar cells are flexible, transparent, and light-weight – and can be manufactured in arbitrary shapes or colors. Thus, they are suitable for a variety of applications that cannot be realized with conventional silicon solar cells. In the Energy Technology journal, researchers from KIT now present sunglasses with colored, semitransparent solar cells applied onto lenses … Continue reading “Solar Glasses Generate Solar Power”

MIT creates Transparent, flexible solar cells using Graphene

Imagine a future in which solar cells are all around us — on windows and walls, cell phones, laptops, and more. A new flexible, transparent solar cell developed at MIT is bringing that future one step closer. The device combines low-cost organic materials with electrodes of graphene, a flexible, transparent material made from inexpensive and … Continue reading “MIT creates Transparent, flexible solar cells using Graphene”

Solar Impulse 2 Completes Historic Trip Around The World Without A Drop Of Fuel

The experimental zero-fuel aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, has completed the final leg of its global circumnavigation attempt. It is the first circumnavigation of the world by a piloted fixed-wing aircraft using only solar power. The Solar Impulse prototype has already set eight world records, including first solar aeroplane to fly through the night, between two … Continue reading “Solar Impulse 2 Completes Historic Trip Around The World Without A Drop Of Fuel”