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  • Solar team sets a hot and steamy world record

    The run of sunny weather we’ve had in south-eastern Australia over the last few weeks has been breaking quite a few records – and not just on the weather charts.

  • The fuel cell for home

    One always speaks of a fuel cell system,“ says Dr. Matthias Jahn from the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS in Dresden. A single cell doesn’t produce enough voltage to obtain a...

  • New approach developed at MIT could generate power from sunlight efficiently and on demand

    A new approach to harvesting solar energy, developed by MIT researchers, could improve efficiency by using sunlight to heat a high-temperature material whose infrared radiation would then be collected by a conventional...

  • Shimizu's Luna Ring to beam solar energy from the Moon

    A Japanese firm has come up with the idea of constructing an array of solar cells around the Moon's equator to harvest solar energy and beam it back to Earth. The Shimizu Corporation proposes creating a "Luna Ring...

  • Two for one in solar power

    Solar cells offer the opportunity to harvest abundant, renewable energy. Although the highest energy light occurs in the ultraviolet and visible spectrum, most solar energy is in the infrared. There is a trade-off in...

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