Spray On Solar Cells

There are a lot of different solar technologies, but have you heard of spray on solar cells? This method uses “Perovskite”, which is low cost calcium titanate found all over the world.

In the early tests, the efficiency has already been shown to be as much as 11% but the cost is much less than conventional solar panels.

Read more here: Spray On Solar Cells

Metal Air Battery 80% Lighter than Tesla’s Model S Battery Bank

Metal air batteries have been around for a while, but they just don’t seem to be taking off in any significant way. Are they suppressed because they work too well?

We don’t know, but with this new Lithium air battery that is only 1/5th the weight of a standard lithium ion battery, you might think so.

Phinergy’s Lithium Air Battery

Learn more about this technology with a lot of potential for future use in electric car battery banks: http://www.iflscience.com/technology/new-metal-air-battery-drives-car-1800km-without-recharge#Gh31fekjfK8iDhW3.01

 

NEW BATTERY – 1% INSPIRATION AND 99% PERSPIRATION

Here is a new battery that is literally powered by sweat! With this battery stuck to your arm, it could be charging your phone while you work out, go hiking or do other physical activities.

Sweat-Powered Battery Prototype

The new battery is powered by lactate, which is present in human perspiration. It has a very low output right now and is in the “proof of concept” stage, but they’re working on increasing this.

At the moment the power is not that high – only four microwatts. But we are working on enhancing it so it can power small electronic devices.

Read more about it:  http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28791496

Hemp Fiber Supercapacitors Beat Graphene

For 1/1000th the price of graphene, a revolutionary new process is being used to produce supercapacitors.

Here is a quote from this revealing article: “We’re making graphene-like materials for a thousandth of the price – and we’re doing it with waste.”

This type of fiber is normally thrown out after hemp is processed into industrial fiber for making clothes, ropes, and other textile products.

Graphene Exists as Carbon Atoms Connected Together in a Single Layer

This “waste” hemp fiber is cooked down into carbon nanosheets, which is used for this specific purpose as it does not have all of the other benefits normally associated with graphene, but it does allow the production of a carbon-based nano surface material with extremely high surface area. This makes it perfect for making supercapacitors.

Go here for the full story: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28770876

 

 

New “Laser” Discovery Beats Normal Lasers By 250 Times!

Technically a laser amplifies light, but a new “laser” discovery actually uses electrical current. Although it is not the first “laser” to use electricity in this manner, it is the most efficient by far.

For the same light that a normal laser produces, this new breakthrough only takes 1/250th of the same energy. But, it is actually even more impressive than that!

Here is a quote from the original article: “The beam they demonstrated incidentally was ultraviolet and required relatively next to nothing in terms of power – less than a millionth of a watt. A laser pen usually requires less than 1 mWatt, or one thousandth of a watt.

The future looks bright when it comes to new light sources. The above quotes is actually revealing that their uv “laser” is 1000 times more efficient at producing light from electricity than other lasers.

We’re not sure what their intended applications are but obviously this kind of discovery can pave a whole new way for efficient light sources in the future.

For more info: http://rt.com/news/164460-polarition-laser-less-power/

Why Don’t We Have The Fanwing Airplane Yet?

Over the last 16 years, a new type of airplane wing has been designed to massively increase the lift with much less power. This of course would save tons of fuel, which of course would reduce emissions.

Fanwing is the name of this revolutionary design – check out this video:

For more information, here is the homepage for this amazing technology: Fanwing