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BHEL bags Rs 282 crore order from NTPC for 50MW solar plant in MP

BHEL bags Rs 282 crore order from NTPC for 50MW solar plant in MP

State-run power equipment maker BHEL has bagged a Rs 282 crore order for setting up a 50 MW solar project on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis through competitive bidding from NTPC Ltd.

Graphene may help generate power from rain

Graphene may help generate power from rain

Solar cells could generate electricity even during rains by making use of the 'wonder material' graphene, scientists say.

Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency

Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency

The study involved shining a laser on to one part of a 500 nanometre-thick sample of lead-iodide perovskite.

Coming, cheaper solar cells with greater efficiency

Coming, cheaper solar cells with greater efficiency

Scientists have developed a solar-panel material that can pave the way for cheaper solar cells while achieving competitive power-conversion efficiency of 20.2 percent.

New tech can make solar cells less `shiny`, more efficient

New tech can make solar cells less `shiny`, more efficient

Using nanotechnology, researchers have developed a novel way to make the upper metal contact nearly invisible to incoming light.

New technology enables solar cells to absorb more light

New technology enables solar cells to absorb more light

A team of scientists at Stanford University, that includes an Indian origin researcher, has discovered how to make the shiny upper metal contact 'invisible' to light, thereby funnelling light directly into the cell.

New 3D nano-material can enhance battery storage

 An international team of scientists has developed what may be the first one-step process for making seamless carbon-based nanomaterials that possess superior thermal, electrical and mechanical properties in three dimensions.

Cochin airport becomes world's first to run fully on solar power

Cochin airport becomes world's first to run fully on solar power

In a major step towards cleaner energy, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has become the first airport in the world that will operate fully on solar power.

Now, solar cells made of animal blood to tap energy

Now, solar cells made of animal blood to tap energy

In a move to optimise the cost of solar power, researchers of the premier S N Bose Institute of Basic Sciences have come up with an idea to lessen over-dependence on silicon for creation of solar panels.

Soon cheaper, efficient metal-based solar cells maybe available

Soon cheaper, efficient metal-based solar cells maybe available

In a breakthrough discovery, scientists have revealed a new method which could lead to cheap, efficient metal-based solar cells.

New design to boost ability of low cost solar panels

A new design can make low cost solar panels more efficient by enhancing their ability to collect the sun`s energy and release it as electricity, shows research.

Dutch students develop solar-powered family car

 Dutch students have developed a family car powered by the sun which generates more energy than it uses while reaching speeds of up to 125 kilometres per hour and the vehicle can clock over 1,000 km on a full charge.

Plant inspired solar cells to revolutionise energy storage

 A new technology developed by scientists at University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA) can store solar energy for up to several weeks -- an advance that could change the way scientists think about designing solar cells.

Essel, J A Solar JV to set up Rs 950 cr facility in India

Essel Group Monday said it has entered into an agreement with China's energy firm J A Solar to launch a joint venture for manufacturing solar cell and modules in India.

Solar cells made more efficient

Scientists have reported progress in photovoltaic research as they have improved a component that will enable solar cells to use more energy of the sun and thus create a higher current.

Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells

 Scientists have created solar cells using widely and cheaply available chemicals found in the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans.

Shrimp shells pave way for cheap solar cells

Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells could soon power your smartphone as researchers have now made solar cells with the use of widely and cheaply available chemicals found in crustacean shells.

Spray-on solar cells could power your tablet

Soon, powering your tablet and other devices could be as simple as wrapping it in plastic rolls!

Australian researchers achieve highest solar power efficiency

Australian researchers achieve highest solar power efficiency

Australian researchers made a major breakthrough when they set a world record for the highest levels of solar power efficiency ever achieved, media reported Monday.