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EPFL solar hydrogen system co-generates heat and oxygen

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EPFL researchers have built a pilot-scale solar reactor that produces usable heat and oxygen, in addition to generating hydrogen with unprecedented efficiency for its size. This is the first system-level demonstration of solar hydrogen generation. Resources Holmes-Gentle, I., Tembhurne, S.,

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Researchers use quantum computing method to optimize molecular photoswitches for solar energy harvesting

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Molecular photoswitches that can both convert and store energy could be used to make solar energy harvesting more efficient. The procedure was based on a dataset of more than 400,000 molecules, which the researchers screened to find the optimum molecular structure for solar energy storage materials. 202309543

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A Clean, Green Way to Recycle Solar Panels

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Inside a shipping container in an industrial area of Venice, the Italian startup 9-Tech is taking a crack at a looming global problem: how to responsibly recycle the 54 million to 160 million tonnes of solar modules that are expected to reach the end of their productive lives by 2050. Recovering the materials won’t be easy. More than 1.2

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Sono Motors revives with solar bus kit, not Sion solar EV

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Germany's Sono Motors has emerged from bankruptcy, but isn't discussing the fate of its Sion solar-assisted EV. A press release announcing a plan to bring Sono out of bankruptcy did not mention the Sion, a small hatchback designed to use every body panel as a solar panel to boost range between charges.

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This Engineer’s Solar Panels Are Breaking Efficiency Records

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The show highlighted rooftop solar panels in Germany, explaining that the panels generated electricity to power the buildings and even earned the owners money by letting them sell extra energy back to the electricity company. Invented in 1983, PERCs are used today in nearly 90 percent of solar panels on the market.

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EIT InnoEnergy launches European Solar Academy to address solar skills shortages

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EIT InnoEnergy has launched its European Solar Academy to skill 65,000 workers over the next two years. The post EIT InnoEnergy launches European Solar Academy to address solar skills shortages appeared first on Innovation News Network. Read more here.

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Aptera finishes crowdfunding, seeks more capital for solar EV

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Aptera late Wednesday announced the end date for its crowdfunding stage, as it seeks private capital on its way “towards high-volume production” of its high-efficiency, three-wheel solar EV.

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