Samsung launched its first Digital Villages initiative in South Africa to integrate African communities’ hospitals, schools, lighting systems and energy infrastructure using solar power. The project will provide comprehensive support to improve..
Panasonic today announced that it has agreed to provide technical support to Tokai University’s solar car team, which will compete in the 2013 World Solar Challenge (WSC 2013), one of the world’s..
Kyocera today announced that it is supplying approximately 30 megawatts (MW) of solar power generating systems to one of the largest solar power projects in Japan which is being implemented by the..
Sharp has achieved the world’s highest solar cell conversion efficiency of 44.4%, using a concentrator triple-junction compound solar cell. These solar cells are used in a lens-based concentrator system that focuses sunlight..
Panasonic today announced that it has developed a solar lantern that doubles as a charger for people living without electricity. With a built-in rechargeable battery to store solar energy during the day,..
Sharp today achieved the world’s highest solar cell conversion efficiency of 37.9% using a triple-junction compound solar cell in which three photo-absorption layers are stacked together. Compound solar cells utilize photo-absorption layers..
AGC will build a large-capacity photovoltaic (PV) power generation system at its site in Ako, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The new PV system will have a power-generating capacity of approximately 4.2 megawatts, and..
An exceptional solar project utilizing Kyocera’s solar modules has been awarded the 2012 Swiss Solar Prize: The wheelchairs of ten inhabitants at the Quimby Huus, an institution for the physically disabled in..
MIT researchers and students trying to sterilize medical equipment in remote villages using sunlight
Using sunlight, researchers and students at MIT are trying to change how medical equipment is sterilized in remote clinics — and a pilot project in Nicaragua has begun to show promising results…
Panasonic to donate one lac solar LED lanterns to people in regions of the world without electricity
Panasonic today announced the launch of the 100 Thousand Solar Lantern Project, a project to donate a total of 100,000 solar LED lanterns to people in regions of the world without electricity,..