Sharp presents transparent solar panels

To Engadget : ” Sharp has announced an unusual photovoltaic panel for the Japanese market that collects energy from the sun while still allowing the light to shine on through.“ ” Though it’s rated at a lowly 6.8 percent efficiency, the glass-like properties make it useful as a construction material (as shown in the balcony… Continue reading Sharp presents transparent solar panels

Solar Impulse flies for 26 hours non-stop

The solar powered plane Solar Impulse flew for over 26 hours without interruption and landed on July 8th. This plane has a wingspan of 63 meters – the same as a Boeing 777 – weights 1,600 kg and goes as fast as a scooter, 70 km-h. The plane gathered enough energy from the sun during… Continue reading Solar Impulse flies for 26 hours non-stop