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Polysolar’s Transparent Solar Panels Can Transform Windows into Power Plants

Read Solar Mango’s Innovation Blog Post on Transparent Solar Panels HERE
 

Cambridge (UK) based solar startup Polysolar is going beyond this by creating panels that can scavenge electricity from flat surfaces on the side of buildings and in poor angles. They’re even developing transparent photovoltaic cells that can replace windows, Wired reports.

This thin-film PV technology relies on […]

Power of 5000 Suns – The Solar Death Ray

This solar concentrator, made from an ordinary fiberglass satellite dish is covered in about 5800 small mirror tiles.

When properly aligned, it can generate a spot the size of a dime with an intensity of 5000 times normal daylight. This intensity of light is more than enough to melt steel, vaporize aluminum, boil concrete, turn dirt into […]

By |August 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Power of 5000 Suns – The Solar Death Ray

Beautiful Videos of Ivanpah – World’s Largest Solar Power Plant

At 377 MW, Ivanpah is the world’s single largest solar power plant in the world, as of Aug 2015.

This solar power plant does not have solar panels, but it works on solar thermal based power.

Let me explain. While most solar power plants we know are based on photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight to electricity (that’s […]

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Rawmelon – Beautiful Orbs that Can Harvest Even Moonlight

Source: Gizmodo

This perfectly spherical glass ball is the work of a German architect named André Broessel, who began working on it three years ago with the aim of making solar power more efficient and less expensive, a technology available to everyone, everywhere.

Rawlemon has the power to outperform traditional solar panels by many thousands of times. In […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Solar Inventions, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rawmelon – Beautiful Orbs that Can Harvest Even Moonlight

Cool Solar Powered Personal Boat

This solar powered boat from Hammacher is capable of ferrying up to 4 adults with a 700 Watt electric motor that moves it silently at 5mph. The motor is powered by four deep cycle batteries that are constantly recharged by the sun during daylight hours, even when overcast. Because the batteries hold up to a […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Solar Companies, Solar Subsidies & Incentives, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cool Solar Powered Personal Boat

$3700 Billion Will be Invested in Solar by 2040

Once upon a time, not too long ago, the solar energy industry was a small-scale sector with just a few charity and non-governmental organizations in the fray.

Fast forward to 2015, it is suddenly a $100+ billion industry.

And if you thought this was a temporary phenomenon, listen to this: a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Solar Payback Period, Solar Policies and Regulations, Uncategorized|Comments Off on $3700 Billion Will be Invested in Solar by 2040

India’s Cochin Airport to be 100% Powered by Solar

Recently, India’s Cochin International Airport became the first (in the world?) to be fully powered by solar.

That is indeed cool, to know such a large place as an airport running 100% on solar power.

A 12 MW ground mounted solar farm at its cargo complex allow about 50,000 kWh of electricity to be supplied by solar.

Way to […]

By |August 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on India’s Cochin Airport to be 100% Powered by Solar

Who Said Solar Can’t be Sexy? Check out this Off-grid Ecocapsule!

 

A picture of the Ecocapsule that will be out in the market soon, released by Nice Architects

At Sun is Fun, we are indeed having a fun time covering all that’s cool in solar. While many of the cool ideas in solar are in the lab stage (which means it might take quite some time before we […]

By |August 16th, 2015|MW Solar, Rooftop Solar, Solar Cost, Solar Mango Top Right Slides, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Who Said Solar Can’t be Sexy? Check out this Off-grid Ecocapsule!

Cool, Flexible Solar Panels

This is a rollable 124-watt solar panel that has a built in adhesive for roof mounting application. The adhesive is designed to mount to roof pans or metal sheets that can then be placed on your roof.

 To know more about flexible thin films –  Click Here
 

Another flexible, Fuji FWave Solar Panel with real detailed descriptions

By |August 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cool, Flexible Solar Panels

Liter of Light – Sunlight from a Water Bottle, What a Simple Idea!

In the Philippines’ urban slums, families are unable to afford electricity and often have no access to the grid anyway. But Filipino actor Illac Diaz is looking to change that. With his organization My Shelter Foundation, he’s come up with an innovative idea: turning empty plastic bottles into lamps.

Watch the video that shows the simple […]

By |August 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Liter of Light – Sunlight from a Water Bottle, What a Simple Idea!