Say goodbye to clunky solar panels, and hello to Tesla's sleek new glass solar roof tiles
While solar panels have been subsidized in many cities for a while now, the blocky, rectangular panels aren’t heavily implemented in part because they tend to appear as, well, an addition, rather than a constitutive element of home design. That's about to change, as Tesla has announced a... View full entry
Forget solar panels: Elon Musk is thinking "solar roof"
Why place individual solar panels on top of a pre-existing roof when you could just build an entire roof with solar technology integrated into it? Elon Musk, CEO of the financially underperforming Solar City and Tesla, sees it as an obvious solution. According to CNNMoney, he said that "If your... View full entry
Transparent Solar Cells For Windows
Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, are reporting development of a new transparent polymer solar cell (PSC), an advance toward giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside.
Printed Paper Photovoltaic Cells
Researchers from Chemnitz University of Technology and Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg, in Germany, have presented solar panels that are printed on standard paper. The technology, known as 3PV (3PV stands for printed paper photovoltaics) uses conventional printing methods and standard substrates, like those used for magazines, posters or packaging.