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Sharp Develops Solar Cell with World's Highest Conversion Efficiency of 37.9%

Sharp Develops Solar Cell with World's Highest Conversion Efficiency of 37.9% | Solar Energy | Scoop.it

Sharp Corporation has achieved the world's highest solar cell conversion efficiency*1 of 37.9%*2 using a triple-junction compound solar cell in which three photo-absorption layers are stacked together.

Sharp achieved this latest breakthrough as a result of a research and development initiative promoted by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)*3 on the theme of "R&D on Innovative Solar Cells." Measurement of the value of 37.9%, which sets a new record for the world's highest conversion efficiency, was confirmed at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).


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Energy for All by 2030: Time to Act

If an emerging coalition to build a sustainable energy future succeeds in achieving its goals, "everyone in the world will have access to electricity," World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim told members of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative's Advisory Board, which held its inaugural meeting in Washington April 19.

“Power will come from cleaner sources,” he said. “Families will be spared the harmful effects of indoor air pollution from cooking and heating with wood and waste. People and firms all over will be using energy more responsibly and efficiently. Imagine that world. We have the incredible opportunity of making all this happen through our collective will and effort


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Solar Powered Plane Soars Over the Golden Gate Bridge

Solar Powered Plane Soars Over the Golden Gate Bridge | Solar Energy | Scoop.it
The world’s first solar-powered plane is stretching its wings over the US. Today it took off from Moffett Field in Mountain View, California — the home

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The Swiss plane "Solar Impulse" flying over San Francisco

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New battery design could help solar and wind power the grid

New battery design could help solar and wind power the grid | Solar Energy | Scoop.it

Researchers have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid.The new flow battery developed by Cui's group has a simplified, less expensive design that presents a potentially viable solution for large-scale production.


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Urban Energy Efficiency: Street Lights and the Networked City | The Energy Collective

Urban Energy Efficiency: Street Lights and the Networked City | The Energy Collective | Solar Energy | Scoop.it
Networked street lights are a fascinating space where the latest in city-scale, energy efficient lighting and digital networking combine. Street lights have also been a focus of the early adoption of LEDs.

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SOLAR IMPULSE - Open House at Moffett Airfield

SOLAR IMPULSE - Open House at Moffett Airfield | Solar Energy | Scoop.it

For those you that live in the Bay Area, we have a wonderful announcement to make: we were able to organize the open house on April 20th of HB-SIA directly at the impressive Moffett Airfield hangar! Don’t miss this chance! Bring your friends and family to see this flying laboratory with their own eyes!


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