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Carbon fiber camping trailer sustains itself off-grid with “endless” power and water

March 21st, 2019 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

The Sonic X’s slide-out increases interior space, providing room for a comfy dining lounge with wraparound… A new style of trailer for an evolving breed of traveler, the Sonic X from KZ Recreational Vehicles adds a little more self-sustainability to the camping trailer world. With its solar-backed lithium battery bank, the 26-footer is designed to […]

These hyper-efficient solar panels could actually live on your roof soon

February 28th, 2019 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

The clean energy boffins in their labs are always upping the theoretical limit on how much power you can get out of sunshine, but us plebes actually installing solar cells are stuck with years-old tech that’s not half as good as what they’re seeing. This new design from Insolight could be the one that changes […]

How China’s space-bound solar installation will beam power down to earth

February 24th, 2019 at 1:50 pm » Comments Off

Solar panels in space Researchers are exploring new means of providing power. Researchers in China are planning a solar farm in space, an ambitious project that could deliver energy at six times the intensity of installations on Earth. The project, which made the front page of China’s Science and Technology Daily last week, would orbit […]

Transparent solar panels will turn windows into green energy collectors

February 19th, 2019 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

  A team of researchers from Michigan State University managed to develop a fully transparent solar panels – a breakthrough that could lead to countless applications in architecture, as well as other fields such as mobile electronics or the automotive industry. Previous attempts to create such a device have been made, but results were never […]

These Origami solar panels generate electricity for apartments

February 16th, 2019 at 3:42 am » Comments Off

Solgami wants to help people living in cities. A new design of solar panel could help apartment dwellers harvest electricity from their windows without prohibitive installation costs. Solgami, designed by Australian architect Ben Berwick, is a window blind that generates power while bouncing more light into the room using a folded origami design. “It’s a […]

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