Los Alamos National Laboratory

Solar-Panel Windows: The ‘Clear’ Solution To Practical Solar Energy

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Scientists in the United States and Italy have developed solar-panel windows by embedding quantum dots in a clear polymer.

Fashion

So This Exists: The Solar-Powered Bikini

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Brooklyn resident Andrew Schneider calls this creation of his an iKini.

ERIC JACQMAIN

Homemade Archimedes Heat Ray

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Eric Jacqmain, a teenager from Indiana, built this <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archimedes#The_Archimedes_Heat_Ray">solar death ray</a> using $90 of materials, including an old 42" diameter satellite dish, 5800 mirrors, and the cojones (recklessness.

Go Urban Cargo Pants

Yeah, So Um, This Exists: Solar-Powered Pants

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You know, every now and then I'm able to disconnect from my busy daily schedule and pretend that, for a brief moment, I'm an elite fashion reporter, sent here to earth to cover all things faaaabulous.

hooray environment

Boeing To Put Out Insanely Efficient Solar Cell

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Here's one for all you hippies and nerds trying to win the Solar Car challenge; Boeing has just announced that it'll be putting out a super-efficient solar cell with an average conversion rate of 39%.

ENERGY

Can Power Systems Get Any Lazier?

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To your right is the beach bum of power collection devices.

COOL

Now Solar Cells Have a Healing Factor

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Before you ask, no, we will never, ever, ever get tired of this image.

COOL

Solar Cells Stop Being So Lazy

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We all know that solar cells generate electricity by absorbing the sun's light.

CHIN HUA

These Windows Generate Electricity

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The Chin Hua solar window debuted at the International Optoelectronics Week in Taipei, China.

KAREN GLEASON

First Solar Cells Printed On Paper

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Scientists at MIT have created the first solar cell printed on paper.

gadgets

SOLAR CELLS THE SIZE OF GLITTER

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Our tax dollars paid for something useful.


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