Category Archives: News

NREL Develops New Technology That Will Slash PV Cell Costs

published: 2019-08-19 9:30 | editor | category: News
  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of the U.S. has recently developed an improved process of epitaxy which can potentially increase the production speeds of GaAs by 20 times. This may help to cut the costs of III-V PV cells to US$0.2-0.8/watt. ...  more

Offshore Floating Solar: A Highly Efficient but Costly Proposition for Places with Land Scarcity

published: 2019-08-15 9:30 | editor | category: News
Floating photovoltaic (FPV) systems, which consist of a single or multiple photovoltaic (PV) modules mounted on a buoyant platform, are generally designed to be arranged as an array on the surface of a closed body of water such as an inland lake or pond. However, there is now growing interest to take this technology to the sea. ...  more

Japan Develops Tire Static-Electricity Harvester

published: 2019-08-13 9:30 | editor | category: News
A research team from Japan’s Kansai University has joined hands with Sumitomo Rubber Industries, the parent company of the tire brand Falken, in developing a special tire static-electricity harvester that can collect the static electricity of rolling tires. The function of the harvester is useful not only for powering small in-car electronic devices such as sensors and radios, but also for preventing static-electric shocks. ...  more

Gogoro Unveils Brand New 2020 Model

published: 2019-08-08 9:30 | editor | category: News
Gogoro, Taiwan's leading electric motorcycle manufacturer, has officially unveiled its new Gogoro 2 2020 model, which boasts a faster speed, smarter functions, and more practicality than the existing models. ...  more