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'Green' solar cell is made from plants. The electronics giant is projecting stronger-than-expected sales this holiday even after delivering better-than-anticipated revenue in the September quarter.

'Green' solar cell is made from plants

The only negative was another drop in iPad sales. Here's another feature found in the iPhone 6: The ability to propel Apple to another blowout quarter. The Cupertino, Calif., electronics giant on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter revenue and earnings that topped Wall Street expectations. It also projected stronger sales for the current period than analysts anticipated and sold more iPhones than anticipated. The only negative remained iPad sales, which dropped for the third consecutive quarter and fell below Mac revenue for the first time in years.

"Our fiscal 2014 was one for the record books, including the biggest iPhone launch ever with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a press release. Shares closed Monday up 2 percent to $99.76 and rose another percent to $100.80 in after-hours trading. Germany Breaks Its Own Record For Solar Power Generation.

By Kiley Kroh "Germany Breaks Its Own Record For Solar Power Generation" CREDIT: AP Images Germany just broke its monthly solar power generation record once again.

Germany Breaks Its Own Record For Solar Power Generation

In July, the grey-skied country logged 5.1 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity from solar power, slightly better than the 5 TWh of electricity generated by wind turbines it produced in January. As Inhabitat points out, “The accomplishment proves once again that a lack of sunshine is no obstacle to scaling up solar energy — and if the Teutons can produce record amounts of solar power under grey skies, then the potential for countries with sunnier weather and more land mass (like the United States) is limitless.” This recent milestone is one of many for the country that stands head and shoulders above the rest of the world in its rapid embrace of solar energy. In terms of total solar power capacity per capita, Germany crushes every other country. Intelligent energy management and storage solution in one. The BPT-S 5 Hybrid saves the generated solar power in the day in order to then use it in the evening and at night.

How A Young Physicist Is Making Solar Power Work, Even When The Sun Is Down. It is not unreasonable to expect that the renewable energy collected by the world’s solar panels and wind farms is being stored somewhere, ready and waiting to power our microwaves and hairdryers at a moment’s notice.

How A Young Physicist Is Making Solar Power Work, Even When The Sun Is Down

Bad news: mostly, it’s not. Sure, there are a few methods in practice--expensive batteries that degrade over time, a medieval-sounding technique that involves pumping water up and down a hill--but by and large, if there’s a lot of wind blowing but not enough lightbulbs to use it, that energy simply goes to waste. Hopefully, that’s about to change. Danielle Fong is the chief scientist (and grade-school dropout) behind LightSail Energy, a Berkeley-based team that’s developing compressed-air technology to store the power we don’t use, and return it to the grid when needed. It’s a simple concept: Just use the electricity generated by your solar panel and/or windmill to power a compressor, pushing air into a tank. Create Solar Energy Together. High Efficiency Solar Panels Using Holographic Film. Clean Power Published on January 30th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown Holographic film used with highly efficient solar cells to create “game-changing” solar panel.

High Efficiency Solar Panels Using Holographic Film

I have seen my share of outstanding solar innovations, such as concentrated solar setups using tiny gallium arsenide cells that achieve an astounding 42% efficiency. However, I’ve been eagerly waiting for an outstanding innovation made from more abundant materials such as silicon. The main reason is that silicon is the second most abundant element in the Earth’s crust, so it should remain cheap and available as long as needed. Almost all of the silicon solar panels (aka solar modules) on the market are between 10% and 20% efficient, so it is high time for a module that is both constructed from abundant materials and is much more efficient. President of Solar Bankers holding the prototype.

The Dresden-based company Apollon GmbH & Co. This translates into much lower silicon requirements to generate the same amount of power. Now, Gujarat to cover Narmada canals with solar panels! Gandhinagar, April 23: Close on heels of commencing use of wastelands in northern districts and rooftops in towns and cities, Gujarat is set to potentially use the existing 19,000 km-long network of Narmada canals across the State for setting up solar panels to generate power.

Now, Gujarat to cover Narmada canals with solar panels!

The Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, will inaugurate the first of a series of this project, known as Canal Solar Power Project, when he launches a 1 megawatt (mw) pilot project, which is already commissioned, on Narmada branch canal near Chandrasan village of Kadi taluka in Mehsana district on Tuesday. Last week, he inaugurated a 600-MW solar power project spread across 11 districts. This included a 214MW Solar Power Park, the largest such generation centre at a single location in Asia. Also, Azure Power, leading independent power producer in solar sector, announced a 2.5 MW rooftops project in Gandhinagar. Energy, water security When completed, the SSNNL's canal network will be about 85,000 km long.