Monthly Archives: July 2018

Torqeedo powers Spain’s first solar-electric passenger ferry

Torqeedo is supplying the electric integrated propulsion system for the new aluminum ECOCAT solar-electric passenger ferry, which was recently launched and will enter service on Spain’s Mediterranean coast later this summer. The 18-meter ferry, built by the Metaltec Naval shipyard in Cantabria, runs on electricity generated by 120 photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of the vessel. To maximize solar

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Bacteria-powered solar cell converts light to energy, even under overcast skies

UBC researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy. Their cell generated a current stronger than any previously recorded from such a device, and worked as efficiently in dim light as in bright light. This innovation could be a step toward wider adoption of solar power in places like

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