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Solar Powered Transportation and the Future

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It seems like a no-brainer to try and leverage solar for one of the most common activities that humans do on a daily basis; transportation. So much money is wasted everyday on gasoline for our combustion engines, and you can't always find a high speed charging station when you are on the road for with your electric car – If only we could take advantage of the sun while we are in transit!

Doubling Down on Crystal: New PV Technology Boasts 20.3% Efficiency

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Perovskites have stolen center stage in the realm of photovoltaic technology and research, praised for their ability to bump up the efficiency of a typical solar array and for their relative affordability to traditional silicon materials. There has been much exploration-- and promising results-- of layering a thin sheet of the crystal atop a standard silicon cell in a solar panel. Yet many are deterred by the material’s compromise in durability and stability, thus limiting its potential to be used in various formats.

Cramped Countries Turn to Bodies of Water to Host Floating Solar

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While solar energy is experiencing widespread growth around the world, many regions, especially those with highly concentrated urban areas, have grappled with issues of space. Metropolitan areas in Asia, the UK, and Brazil struggle to find adequate space for solar panels, which typically need to be affixed to a surface such as a rooftop, facade of a building, or the ground.

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