Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have bypassed a decades-old technological hurdle that will allow for greater efficiency in photovoltaic technology.
Solaroad Technologies’ CubeTube, a cylindrical photovoltaic generator due in 2011, harvests wasted indoor lighting and uses it to provide power to office workstations.
A new solar energy system from CertainTeed integrates solar panels into roofing shingles without sacrificing the visual appeal of the traditional home.
A new product up for a grant from Pepsi called Solar Ivy makes use of small, flexible photovoltaic panels shaped like ivy to provide solar power for older buildings and apartment complexes.
SwissINSO recently announced the launch of a solar water purifier using a patented version of reverse osmosic membrane filtration that can purify nearly 26,500 gallons/day of seawater and over four times that much polluted or dirty water.