Image - Simulations for Better Transparent Oxide Layers

Simulations for Better Transparent Oxide Layers

Touchscreens and solar cells rely on special oxide layers. However, errors in the layers’ atomic structure impair not only their transparency, but also their conductivity. Using atomic models, Fraunhofer researchers have found ways of identifying and removing these errors. Smartphones, tablet computers, and ticket machines are just some of the many devices nowadays that are touchscreen-operated. These screens are based on special oxi...

Solar - Sep 1, 2014


Image - Fluor Completes 170-MW Centinela Solar Energy Facility in Southern California

Fluor Completes 170-MW Centinela Solar Energy Facility in Southern California

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) has completed the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning for both phases of LS Power’s new Centinela Solar Energy Facility, one of the largest of its kind in the United States. Located near El Centro, California, the 170-megawatt photovoltaic solar project will provide clean, renewable energy in the southwestern U.S. “We are especially proud of the project team’s exemplary h...

General News - Solar - Aug 28, 2014


Image - Physicists Observe the Creation of Solar Energy for the First Time Ever

Physicists Observe the Creation of Solar Energy for the First Time Ever

For the first time in the history of solar research, scientists have successfully measured solar energy at the instant of creation inside the sun. In the Gran Sasso underground laboratory, physicists of the Borexino Collaboration are for the first time ever directly observing the neutrinos created during the fusion of two hydrogen nuclei and the resultant production of heavy hydrogen. The researchers, including physicists from the Technische U...

Solar - Aug 28, 2014