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SOLAR POWER is a tantalizing concept. Sunlight is there half the time in many places, free for the asking.

Well, not exactly free, with some recent developments very promising and others that are disappointing. 613 more words


Solar PV: Can We Eliminate the Inverter?

Over the years, I’ve reviewed many thousands of ideas in cleantech and renewable energy more specifically, and I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve had to tell someone: “Is this physically possible?  178 more words


The elusive virtue of author lists in scientific papers

Aristotle wrote amply about how to find the virtue, which is about the right thing to do in complex settings. In Nicomachean Ethics, virtue is famously defined as the mean between extreme states: 728 more words


Researchers set new record in solar energy efficiency

UNSW’s solar researchers have converted over 40% of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported.

The world-beating efficiency was achieved in outdoor tests in Sydney, before being independently confirmed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at their outdoor test facility in the United States…

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Photovoltaic Cell

Various other applications such as solar energy cars are solar battery powered robots and also gadgets are additionally growing and finally, I can claim that this market has massive potential to succeed. 747 more words


Do Photos of Sexy Girls Help Sell Renewable Energy?

The other day a reader asked me about my use of photography on this blog. I responded that I usually spend at least a minute or two looking around before I make a selection—on the basis that a good photo might encourage people to read the post, and perhaps to pass it on to friends. 63 more words