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Silicon has long been the go-to material for solar cell technology, and for good reason: It's inexpensive, it's stable and it's efficient. Unfortunately in that last regard silicon is fast approaching its theoretical limit, but pairing it up with other materials could help break through that ceiling. Now, researchers at EPFL and CSEM have developed a new technique for combining silicon and
the device features a case plated in carbon and gold. The post the $4,600 tesla iphone X features its own solar panel charging element appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
As of Jan. 1st, 2020, all new homes built in California will be required to have solar photovoltaic systems. The ruling is part of the California Energy Commission's newly-instituted 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions "by an amount equivalent to taking 115,000 fossil fuel cars off the road.".. Continue Reading Starting in 2020, solar panel
solar cells are integrated within tiles making them undetectable from a street view whilst still capturing sunlight. The post tesla patent reveals technology behind its camouflaged solar roof tiles appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

A lot has changed since Galileo first pointed his telescope at some mysterious bright spots around Jupiter in 1610, a seminal moment in astronomy that fundamentally changed our understanding of the universe. Today do we not only have a much clearer view of those four Galilean moons Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, more powerful telescopes and intrepid spacecraft continue to bring more mo
To squeeze the most energy we possibly can out of the Sun, we need to improve the efficiency of solar cells. Currently, most technologies only capture the visible light, leaving the rest of the spectrum to go to waste. Now, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a way to use nanoparticles coated in special organic dyes to convert near-infrared light into visibl
NASA has released a video showing the locations and motions of 29,375 asteroids and comets that have been discovered by the agency's Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft. The video has been released to coincide with the publishing of the fourth year of NEOWISE observations, during which the telescope identified 10 potentially hazardous near-Earth aster
An international team of astronomers has released survey data detailing the chemical fingerprints of over 340,000 stars. The observations could be used to identify stellar bodies that formed alongside our Sun billions of years ago, and have since been dispersed by the gravitational tug of war occurring throughout the Milky Way... Continue Reading Massive stellar survey could help locate ou
thanks to their spherical shape, the solar cells can absorb light from all directions, generating electricity when exposed to sunlight or indoor light.The post ryosuke fukusada uses spherical solar cells to light up penguin’s eyes appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.


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