Significant improvement in performance of solar-powered hydrogen generation Wed, 15 May 2013 12:51:51 EDT Using a powerful combination of microanalytic techniques that simultaneously image photoelectric current and chemical reaction rates across a surface on a micrometer scale, researchers have shed new light on what may become a cost-effective way to generate hydrogen gas directly from water and sunlight.
Storage power plant on the seabed Wed, 15 May 2013 08:53:53 EDT A group of scientists aims to store electricity at the bottom of the sea. The energy will be stored with the help of high water pressure.
Entrepreneur giving space shuttle truss new uses Tue, 14 May 2013 14:11:11 EDT A truss design devised to help workers process space shuttles continues to find new uses as a space shuttle engineer-turned-entrepreneur adapts it to everything from a solar-powered electric generator to a mobile cellphone tower.
Solar panels as inexpensive as paint? Mon, 13 May 2013 10:36:36 EDT Researchers are helping develop a new generation of photovoltaic cells that produce more power and cost less to manufacture than what's available today.
Operated by Sandia National Laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) is the only test facility of this type in the United States. The primary goal of the NSTTF is to provide experimental engineering data for the design, construction, and operation of unique components and systems in proposed solar thermal electrical plants planned for large-scale power generation. - (Read more)
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In November 1985 the Israel Ministry of National Infrastructures broke ground, at Sede Boqer, for the establishment of the Ben-Gurion National Solar Energy Center (originally known as the Ben-Gurion Solar Electricity Technologies Test Center). The Center was inaugurated in February 1987 and operated by Petroleum Services Ltd, on behalf of the Ministry, until June 1991. From July 1991 the Center has been operated by Ben-Gurion University's Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, also located at Sede Boqer.
The Center was originally established by the Ministry to advance and assess promising alternative energy technologies, particularly those involving solar electric power generation. Since its transfer to Ben-Gurion University, the main emphasis has been research, but component and system testing still plays a significant role in the Center's activities. - (Read more)
You’re probably wondering how much you can expect to pay for your solar panel installation. They are usually priced according to how many kilowatts your panels will be able to produce. Find out more at Solarpanelscost.org.uk - (Read more)