Next-gen rooftop solar panels achieve record efficiency
Insolight's pre-production modules set a new efficiency standard of 29% for commercial solar panels. Results were validated by the Solar Energy Institute of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid setting the stage for large-scale industrialization.
Green conversion of heat to electricity
Soon, it will be possible to produce electricity from heat over 30 degrees emitted from a waste incinerator, refinery, or data processor. The start-up Osmoblue, based in the Swiss Institute of Technology EPFL's Laboratory of Microsystems has, confirmed the feasibility of this new concept.
Solar powered airplane
The Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) has demonstrated continuous flight using only solar energy during a solar powered flight of more than 27 hours over 874.4 km, the equivalent of a Zürich-London trip.