Invisibility cloaking may be a long way from reality, but the principle could help improve the performance of solar cells in the near term. In a series of simulations, researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have demonstrated how cloaks made of metamaterials or freeform surfaces could eliminate shadows cast by energy-harvesting components onto the active surfaces of solar cells. Contact fingers, which extract electric current, cover up to one-tenth of the surface area of a solar cell. By guiding light around these features, more of the sun's energy could be captured by the solar cell. "Our model experiments have shown that the cloak layer makes the contact fingers nearly completely invisible," said doctoral student Martin Schumann. Cont'd...
Denmark's cumulative installed capacity is expected to expand from 13.5 Gigawatts (GW) in 2014 to reach 16.1 GW by 2025 --- 'Wind power will continue to account for the majority of the country's power generation, with 44.8% of the overall share forecast for 2020,' says analyst
The hydrogen refuelling station is located next to PowerCell Sweden AB's premises at Hisingen in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Levelised cost of electricity analysis for H2 2015 shows onshore wind to be fully competitive against gas and coal in some parts of the world, while solar is closing the gap
The launch of this service is a step-change for the renewables operations and maintenance (O&M) sector, both onshore and offshore.
Stonehenge launches international development of low cost Wave Energy Converter
"SunPower's remote operations control center is designed to optimize energy production at our solar power plants, allowing utilities and power plant owners to better manage their energy"
A discovery that could pose a challenge and sustainable alternative to the widely-used lithium-ion battery.
Joey Hall of Somerset, KY receives a custom F-150 XLT Crew Cab truck for his commitment to professional achievement, safety and community service
Process Safety leaders and HSE Experts from the region will gather at one place with a common goal of minimizing accidents in the process industries.
The 5th Global Refining Technology Forum in Doha, Qatar will explore the implementation of latest cutting edge technological advancements and best practices in refining technology.
Solar Farm development continues to thrive and grow in many solar friendly U.S. states. Large scale solar farm project developers like Innovative Solar Systems, LLC (ISS) are lessening the carbon footprint of this country as increasingly more fossil fuel power plants are being shut down due to EPA regulations regarding emissions on coal fired facilities.
Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Signs Royalpark Homes as First Home Builder to Install Residential Solar PV + Energy Storage System
System to be installed in exclusive Simcoe Shores Homes in Barrie, Ontario
Latest project in series of contracts to build 3000 MW of generation in five states
The HIO welcomes the G20's vision and leadership role to support collaborative efforts to ensure increased access to clean energy.
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