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Federico Capasso: Generating Electricity by Releasing Infrared Light

Federico Capasso: Generating Electricity by Releasing Infrared Light One of the less appreciated privileges of becoming a tenured professor at Harvard University is that most people consider even your wildest ideas seriously. Federico Capasso, the Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied...

Mar 3 2014, 8:31pm CST

Dark American Cloud Over Taiwan Solar Panels

Dark American Cloud Over Taiwan Solar Panels Taiwan’s solar technology industry, the world’s second largest, faces U.S. government trade sanctions after selling components to Chinese producers that shipped finished modules onward to the United States. Word in...

Feb 26 2014, 1:26am CST

When (and Where) Solar LED Lighting Makes Sense

When (and Where) Solar LED Lighting Makes Sense Right now, very few businesses or real estate development companies would think first about using solar panels to run their outdoor lights, but in places where’s no established cabling, solar lights really can make...

Feb 11 2014, 7:30pm CST

Do not Expect Solar Cells In iPhone 6

Do not Expect Solar Cells In iPhone 6 Back in November of 2013, I explained in detail the rationale for a sapphire screen on Apple (AAPL) iPhone 6 in my column on Forbes titled Sapphire Screen For iPhone 6 Could Be A Real Gem.  Since then, media...

Jan 27 2014, 9:13am CST

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The Rise Of Thin-Film Solar Technology

The Rise Of Thin-Film Solar Technology I am a sucker for data visualization graphics, especially if the data involved energy innovation. Needless to say, I was thrilled to discover a dynamic mapping of the geographic history of thin-film solar cell...

Jan 27 2014, 4:45am CST

I4U news

Britain Has Installed Too Much Solar Power Too Early That Britain currently has half a million households with solar panels is hailed as some great victory: I insist that it’s a disaster. That in the next couple of years a further half million will be installed is said to...

Dec 21 2013, 6:16am CST

Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio for the Apple iPad is official

Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio for the Apple iPad is official New Solar Keyboard Folio Provides Hassle-Free Protection with Minimal Bulk for the New, Third-Generation Apple iPad and iPad 2.

May 3 2012, 3:21am CDT

13 year Kid studies Trees and uses Fibonacci to make Solar Cells 50%

13 year Kid studies Trees and uses Fibonacci to make Solar Cells 50% more efficient This is one of these great ideas that are so obvious you wonder why no Silicon Valley Solar company has come up with that yet. It takes a 13-year old kid to show how solar cells are positioned the best way.

Aug 19 2011, 3:55am CDT

Apple and Samsung test Solar Technology for Gadgets

Apple and Samsung test Solar Technology for Gadgets Samsung recently launched a Solar Powered netbook, is an Solar iPhone in the near future?

Jul 27 2011, 9:04am CDT

Sharp Solar Hybrid Waterproof Phone launched

Sharp Solar Hybrid Waterproof Phone launched Sharp launches Solar hybrid mobile phone for SoftBank in Japan. The SoftBank 842H 3G flip phone has a solar panel on the cover. Besides the solar cell the SoftBank 842H has more capabilities that make it a fin outdoor...

Jul 28 2010, 7:04am CDT

Solar Impulse HB-SIA Solar Airplane flies at Night too The Solar Impulse HB-SIA solar airplane we first reported about back in April flew a successful test flight yesterday. After a 15 hour day flight the Solar Impulse HB-SIA also successfully finished a night flight...

Jul 8 2010, 9:09am CDT

LG Starts Solar Cell Production

LG Starts Solar Cell Production LG Electronics announced today the launch of solar cell production line in Gumi, about 200 kilometers southeast of Seoul. The new solar cell production line will enable LG to manufacture approximately half a million...

Dec 22 2009, 2:20am CST

Sharp Breaks Solar Conversion Efficiency Record

Sharp Breaks Solar Conversion Efficiency Record Solar power isn't just some pie-in-the-sky power source that might be effective "some day". Right now, solar cells are cheap and effective enough to be useful in a wide variety of real world tasks. When I go camping, my...

Oct 23 2009, 11:51am CDT

LG Solar Powered eBook Unveiled

LG Solar Powered eBook Unveiled Since eBook Reader is a very hot topic right now, LG Displays decided to show off their new thin-film solar cell in an eBook Reader. The thin-film solar cell featured in the e-book measures 100mm in width and length,...

Oct 12 2009, 1:56am CDT

Orange Unveils Solar Tent

Orange Unveils Solar Tent Orange unveiled a concept solar tent this week at Glastonbury along with the music festival held there. The tent was inspired by the new flexible photovoltaics in development. If the tent is produced, it will be...

Jun 25 2009, 6:49am CDT

335,000 Cellular Base Stations to go Solar by 2013 According to ABI Research 335,000 cellular base stations will be solar powered by 2013. The industry is seeing a push by OEMs to solar power and improvements in solar panels mean that solar power is now a viable option...

Oct 27 2008, 10:20am CDT

Sanyo eneloop Solar Light unveiled

Sanyo eneloop Solar Light unveiled Sanyo announced new gadgets powered by the rechargeable eneloop batteries including the new eneloop Solar light. The eneloop solar light is equipped with the proprietary high efficiency HIT solar cell, a product...

Sep 2 2008, 6:00am CDT

New Windows Double as Solar Panels

New Windows Double as Solar Panels Researchers at MIT have discovered a new method for making solar panels that allow light to pass through them and can act as windows. The discovery could allow the installation of windows to generate power from the sun...

Jul 11 2008, 11:27am CDT

Ricoh to install Solar and Wind powered Billboard at Times Square

Ricoh to install Solar and Wind powered Billboard at Times Square Japanese company Ricoh announced to install a solar and wind powered billboard at Time Square in New York by December. The billboard would be powered by 4 wind power generators and 45 solar cell panels. The generated...

Jul 2 2008, 1:37am CDT

National SolarMagic to fight partial Shading on Solar Cells

National SolarMagic to fight partial Shading on Solar Cells The WSJ reports that National Semiconductor will introduce a device today dubbed SolarMagic that can help reduce the impact of partial shading on solar cells. SolarMagic is able to recoup as much as 40% of the power...

Jun 30 2008, 12:09am CDT

Apple Patent Application for Solar Panels behind LCD Shows Up High on the list of improvements for any gadget or cell phone user is longer run time and faster battery charging. A new patent application has turned up from Apple for a system of integrated solar cells behind an LCD...

May 27 2008, 9:10am CDT

Spray-On Solar-powered OLED Displays

Spray-On Solar-powered OLED Displays This is one of the coolest future products I have heard about in a while: A spray-on OLED display that is self-powered through solar energy. Japanese Mitsubishi Chemicals and Sumitomo Chemical work on spreadable...

May 16 2008, 1:51am CDT

SONIC F1 Mini Solar Car Kit

SONIC F1 Mini Solar Car Kit If you are into fast cars, toy models, and alternative fuel sources, the SONIC F1 solar car kit is perfect for you. This car looks like an F1 racing car and according to OWI Incorporated, makers of the kit, it races at...

Dec 21 2007, 8:57am CST

New low-cost Plastic Solar Cell

New low-cost Plastic Solar Cell Korean researches develop a new plastic solar cell with 6.5% efficiency. The new solar cells have been developed by a team of the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology and University of California Santa Barbara...

Jul 16 2007, 4:00am CDT

Motorola develops self-powered Solar LCD Display

Motorola develops self-powered Solar LCD Display The New Scientist Print edition reports about an exciting innovation from Motorola. The company developed a LCD Display with a solar panel behind the screen. The idea to use the display of gadgets like mobile phones...

May 4 2007, 7:00am CDT

A-Data and MSI introduce solar power to memory devices

A-Data and MSI introduce solar power to memory devices Taiwan-based A-Data Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI) plan to introduce solar cells into their latest flash-based memory devices at CeBIT in Germany. A-Data is launching the Solar Disk thumb drive (left...

Mar 7 2006, 6:37am EST

Roll-up Solar Panel PowerFlex from ICP Solar

Roll-up Solar Panel PowerFlex from ICP Solar ICP Solar Technologies offers a space saving roll-up solar panel to power Gadgets anywhere. The flexible solar are made with durable CIGS solar cells, a material proven to be very stable and long-lived, even when...

Jun 6 2004, 11:24am EST