Solar cells, Solar energy
Social, green, but primarily as an investment: all the features of energy crowdfunding
There are three ways a crowdfunding project can be financed. Lending: the entrepreneurs borrow money and pay interest; equity: investors in the project become its shareholders; donations: no reward is to be expected (there is a fourth way, a mix of equity and lending called “hybrid”).
Turkey's solar market has started 'teething'
Turkey has started considering its own sources to generate electricity as a way to make it less dependent on fossil fuels, which account for 90% of the country’s current energy supply.
Power of the Sun. Dirt cheap
In the late 1980s, the German-born chemist Michael Grätzel literally tied his name to an invention that is hailed as a revolution in renewable energy .
Luigi Crema – how to make solar energy systems more widespread
Retrofitting existing buildings with adequate cutting-edge technologies is thought to guarantees spectacular energy savings, by about 50%. The objective of the EU funded project BRICKER is precisely to demonstrate such possibility.
Global solar radiation map
Renewable energy sources play an important role in securing future energy supply and mitigating climate change.
Rubén García: how to refurbish urban residential low energy districts
Achieving nearly zero energy consuming cities: this is the goal of three large scale district renovation projects. They are currently being tested in Valladolid, Spain, Genoa, Italy and Kartal - Istanbul, Turkey.
The Nano Laboratory
Within the European Research Project Fiblys, they have therefore redesigned their microscope to a fully functional nano-laboratory.
A multi-nano tool can introduce something new under the sun
In the European funded project FIBLYS (or FIB anaLYSis) three industry and four research partners from Czech Republic, France, Germany and Switzerland have created a multi-nano tool named FIBLYS .
Nanostructures improve solar cell efficiency
Within the EU-funded research project N2P (Nano To Production) researchers work on nanostructured surfaces of solar cells.
Nano-tuned Solar Cells
The sun has enough power to supply the whole earth with energy. But as long as renewable energy is more expensive than energy produced by coal or nuclear plants, solar energy won’t be first choice.
The latest developments in nanotechnology for solar energy
A researcher who is using nanotechnology on the active layer of organic solar cells is Dr.
When will solar power become competitive?
Competitive solar cells rely on climate, efficiency, material and production costs. The fluctuation of electricity prices from different sources and political climates both play a big part as well.
Harnessing Solar Energy
One good way of helping the environment is to put what we call ‘solar panels’ onto the roofs of buildings. When the sun is shining these panels trap the rays and turn it into electricity and heat.
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