Butterfly-inspired technique could make solar energy cheaper
Butterfly-inspired technique could make solar energy cheaper

 Mimicking the v-shaped posture adopted by a butterfly species to heat up its flight muscles before take-off, the amount of power produced by solar panels can increase by almost 50 percent, a study led by an Indian-origin scientist has found.

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.

New stretchy 'conductive ink' for wearable tech developed

Researchers have developed a new "conductive" ink that can be used to create wearable electronic apparels.

2000 acres identified for solar power plants in Haryana

 Haryana government on Saturday said it has identified about 2,000 acres of panchayat land in the state having potential of installation of solar power plants of 200 Mw capacity.

A `surface` that control fluids

Defying gravitational forces, an Indian-origin scientist-led team has developed a new way of making surfaces that can actively control how fluids or particles move across them.

Study reveals tofu ingredient could revolutionize solar panel production

A new study has found that chemical used to make tofu and bath salts could also replace a highly toxic and expensive substance used to make solar cells.

Efficient solar cells are a step closer

The more light a solar panel`s active elements absorb, the more power it produces. So, researchers have now replaced a two-step process for producing black silicon - highly efficient materials that reflect almost no light - with one.

Solar-powered Internet access set to broaden reach of web

Solar energy can soon be harnessed into obtaining an Internet access!

World`s first plant-powered FM radio is here

Named Moss FM, the radio is designed by University of Cambridge biochemist Paolo Bombelli and London-based product designer Fabienne Felder.

Soon, drones to put solar and wind power plants in sky

A UK company is in the midst of developing a technology that will take power plants to skies.

Solar panels to brighten homes of rape victims

Solar power has come to the rescue of terrorised womenfolk in Kamduni village on the outskirts of Kolkata who had stopped going out of their houses after dusk after a 20-year-old girl was brutally gangraped and killed.

Dancer-actress Shalu Menon arrested in cheating case

Dancer and actress Shalu Menon was arrested Friday in Kottayam for links to a "con-couple" who cheated people by offering them solar panels.

Soon, solar panels as cheap as paint

The cost to manufacture, install and maintain solar panels is so high that most people and businesses cannot afford to place them on their rooftops.

Guy Ritchie wants solar panels at his home?

Filmmaker Guy Ritchie has reportedly applied for permission to install 200 solar panels to make his home self-sufficient for electricity.

Pentagon cannot buy Chinese solar panels anymore

Ahead of Chinese President Hu
Jintao`s state visit here, his American counterpart Barack
Obama, under a "Buy American" provision, has blocked the
Pentagon from buying solar panels with a `Made in China` tag.

Mars mission inspires ‘self-dusting solar panels’

Scientists have discovered a new technology of ‘self-dusting solar panels’ that could increase the efficiency of producing electricity from sunlight and reduce maintenance costs for large-scale solar installations.

Plastic electronics can slash cost of solar panels

A new technique developed by engineers for producing power-conducting plastics could slash the cost of making solar panels, say researchers.

New method may lead top more energy efficient solar panels

A scientist has come up with a new method to reconfigure the way solar panels are connected, which could lead to solar arrays in the future that are more energy efficient and reliable.

Roads made of solar panels may solve energy crisis

The US Department of Transportation is funding a new research project aimed at replacing asphalt with solar panels as the basic material for making roads, in a bid to solve the crisis of electricity.