Monthly Archives: September 2018

8minutenergy and Capital Dynamics Announce Acquisition of 121 MW Springbok 3 Solar Project

8minutenergy Renewables, LLC(“8minutenergy”), the largest independent solar power developer in the U.S., today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the equity interests of the 121 megawatt-dc Springbok 3 Solar Farm in Kern County, California to Capital Dynamics, an independent global private asset management firm.The project is the third installation in the Springbok cluster, joining 8minutenergy’s

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A self-powered heart monitor taped to the skin

Scientists have developed a human-friendly, ultra-flexible organic sensor powered by sunlight, which acts as a self-powered heart monitor. Previously, they developed a flexible photovoltaic cell that could be incorporated into textiles. In this study (Nature, “Self-powered ultra-flexible electronics via nanograting- patterned organic photovoltaics”), they directly integrated a sensory device, called an organic electrochemical transistor—a type of electronic device that can

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Shake, Rattle, and Roll to High Efficiency Photovoltaics

Using ultrafast infrared imaging techniques (bottom left), a team of researchers from Penn State has revealed that the remarkable electronic properties of halide perovskite photovoltaic materials properties arise from large-scale motion of atoms (bottom right) in their crystalline lattice (top). Credit: Asbury Lab, Penn State New insight into how a certain class of photovoltaic materials allows efficient conversion of sunlight

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