Tag: dye sensitized solar cells

Another Efficiency Record!

April 30, 2012 3 Comments
Another Efficiency Record!

Last week I wrote one of my periodic “things-might-look-bad-but-progress-continues” blog posts about economic malaise alongside an innovation explosion in the solar industry. In it I mentioned a German company Heliatek making a new organic tinted solar panel. Now they have achieved a record efficiency for dye-sensitized solar cells at 10.7 percent. They are planning a roll-to-roll manufacturing […]

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Lacking Money But Still Advancing

April 26, 2012 2 Comments
Lacking Money But Still Advancing

Yesterday I made the case that natural gas is by far the best choice for a bridge fuel during the next few years while we continue to invent a cleaner energy future, after lamenting the fact of the solar industry’s current swoon. It is interesting to note that even though the economic foundation for widescale solar […]

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Hyperwarming Nullified By Progress

November 22, 2011 0 Comments
Hyperwarming Nullified By Progress

When blogging about anthropogenic global warming (AGW), I often mention the tendency for predictions and warnings to be of the worst-case-scenario variety. This has been going on for over two decades in the case of AGW and for much longer when it comes to general environmental apocalypse scenarios. If the science justifies the warning, then […]

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Exponential Solar Energy Progress & Snow Update

November 8, 2011 0 Comments
Exponential Solar Energy Progress & Snow Update

The main headline in weather continues to be the potential for a significant winter storm to affect Northcentral Wisconsin on Wednesday. Earlier this morning, I was still holding to a forecast of 2 to 4 inches of snow (mixed with sleet and rain) for much of central Wisconsin and 4 to 6 inches for areas north […]

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