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The solar blanket that allows you to charge a parked electric car

Armor is a French company that manufactures thin film solar panels. One of its products, called ASCA, uses semiconductor compounds based on organic polymers printed on flexible films. Its flexibility makes ASCA mountable on curved surfaces, which traditional solar...

What is a solar community?

Solar communities. Image: Miscellaneous photography - Shutterstock.Residential solar power has grown in leaps and bounds around the world in recent years, but there is a problem: Not everyone can have solar power on their own roof. Think about it, a large majority of...

Green hydrogen: the asset up your sleeve for post-COVID-19 recovery

Green hydrogen. Image: Alexander Kirch - Shutterstock.If deployed on a commercial scale, green hydrogen could be the “holy grail” of renewable energies, combining efficiency and decarbonization. According to experts, it's time to focus on green hydrogen. Fatih Birol,...

Good reasons to invest in solar energy

Investment in solar energy pays for itself before reaching the end of its useful lifeIn homes and businesses, investing in solar energy is a good investment. The performance of the system over its 25-year useful life is greater than that of any other financial...

Low-cost hydrogen production with “submerged” solar cells

Using a polymer film that protects photovoltaic cells, researchers at Rice University produce solar hydrogen directly in water. The new low-cost hydrogen production system is inspired by artificial leaves. Rice University researchers have designed an efficient and...

Farmers could generate electricity by harnessing solar energy without blocking light on their crops

Picture Shutterstock Professor Rakesh Agrawal, in the chemical engineering field at Purdue University, Indiana, is working on developing a method for farmers in the United States to harness solar energy on their land without the blockage issues so that their factories...

Why invest in an optimizer for photovoltaic solar panels?

solar energy optimizer. Image: Solarshot ShutterstockIf you have a photovoltaic system at home, surely you have already suffered efficiency losses in the system. Losses due to shadows, or installations where solar panels could not maintain the original trends or...

Norway’s largest food wholesaler relies on hydrogen

Four Scania electric trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells enter service in Trondheim, Norway, as part of a one-off pilot project with ASKO, Norway's largest grocery wholesaler. By focusing on resource efficiency, low emissions and sustainability for its extensive...

Houston to save $ 65 million in 7 years thanks to renewable electricity

Houston. Image: Sean Pavone - ShutterstockIt is estimated that the city will save $ 9.3 million on its annual electricity bill and an estimated total of $ 65 million over 7 years. Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that the City of Houston is committed to purchasing...

Solar roads disrupt global infrastructure

Half a dozen solar roads transform the vision of infrastructure. The race for functional and sustainable projects continues its course, now the routes are presented that can not only be used to travel with our vehicles, but they can also have other functionalities,...