Wooden Solar Cells Shine Light on Cleaner Power Option
April 26, 2013
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Researchers at Georgia Tech University have developed an organic solar cell made from plants. The biodegradable, transparent films are designed to replace the layers of glass or plastic found in conventional solar cells, heralding the possible development of solar panels that are 100 percent recyclable.
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Deutsche Welle (Mar. 4, 2013) 95 percent of the population in Uganda has no electric power in their homes and relies on paraffin lamps for lighting. But not only is kerosene expensive, it's also a serious pollutant. Set up in ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Apr. 22, 2016) A solar-powered wooden fountain that condenses water from the air around it goes on display in the Netherlands. Amy Pollock reports.
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Reuters (Feb. 8, 2013) Using the power of sunlight, Swiss scientists are developing methods of extracting inexpensive, safely transportable, hydrogen fuel from iron oxide - commonly known as rust. The process essentially ... watch video
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