Solar PV efficiency new record hit : 44%

To Treehugger : “ The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and their industry partner Solar Junction, have just set the bar even higher in the race for ultra-high-effiency PV cells by achieving another world record of 44% efficiency. “ But wait, there is more as to another article solar PV panels could soon be 50… Continue reading Solar PV efficiency new record hit : 44%

Soon in our houses, see-through solar ?

To Renewable Energy World : “ Last week, researchers announced they had produced the largest see-through organic solar module to date — a 170 square centimeter functioning module that is 14 times larger than the last iteration.” ” The technology was produced through a collaboration with researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the organic… Continue reading Soon in our houses, see-through solar ?

Prepare for a wind energy century

Last week the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a report stating the United States could get twenty percent of their electricity by offshore wind by 2030. On the other side of the Pacific Ocean, China installed 13,8 GW of capacity in 2009 alone, to reach a capacity of 25,8 GW. A report notes… Continue reading Prepare for a wind energy century

90% more efficient air conditioning

As the world is heating up because of global warming we need more air conditioning systems. This is why the latest invention from the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory may change the world. Indeed, to the MIT Technology Review, the NREL have created ” a new air-conditioner design that (…) will dramatically increase efficiency and eliminate… Continue reading 90% more efficient air conditioning