HOW THIS NEW PERFECT BLUE PIGMENT COLOUR CAN MAKE YOUR HOME COOLER

The near perfect blue pigment was an accidental discovery for Oregon State University scientists, its superhero qualities make it ideal for roofing. Photo: Oregon State University Scientists at Oregon State University have accidently stumbled upon a superhero blue hue with amazing qualities. Lead scientist Mas Subramanian, discovered the colour in 2009 after mixing manganese oxide (a black […]

CREATING COATINGS VIA PHOTOCOPIES FOR POSSIBLE USE FOR SOLAR COLLECTING

High school teacher creates microfluidic devices using a photocopier By Ben Coxworth 13:23 January 24, 2011 A high school physics teacher has invented a method of producing microfluidic devices, using little else than a photocopier and transparency film Microfluidic technology, in which liquid is made to pass through “microchannels” that are often less than a millimeter […]

FILM SPRAYED ON WINDOWS CREATE SOLAR PANELS

Spray-on film turns windows into solar panels Imagine if all the windows of a building, and perhaps even all its exterior walls, could be put to use as solar collectors. Soon, you may not have to imagine it, as the Norweigan solar power company EnSol has patented a thin film solar cell technology designed to […]

BERRY GOOD SOLAR ABSORBER MEDIUM

Innovation Puts Next-Generation Solar Cells on the Horizon. Could dye from berries be the answer?? ScienceDaily (Dec. 2, 2009) — In a world first, a Monash University-led international research team has developed an innovative way to boost the output of the next generation of solar cells. Scientists at Monash University, in collaboration with colleagues from […]

NEW BERRY GOOD SOLAR ABSORBER MEDIUM

Purple Pokeberries Hold Secret to Affordable Solar Power Worldwide Science(Apr. 30, 2010) — Pokeberries — the weeds that children smash to stain their cheeks purple-red and that Civil War soldiers used to write letters home — could be the key to spreading solar power across the globe, according to researchers at Wake Forest University’s Center […]

BUTTERFLY MARKETING AND SOLAR ENERGY

Natural Solar Collectors On Butterfly Wings Inspire More Powerful Solar Cells ScienceDaily (Feb. 5, 2009) — The discovery that butterfly wings have scales that act as tiny solar collectors has led scientists in China and Japan to design a more efficient solar cell that could be used for powering homes, businesses, and other applications in the […]