Author: Caden White

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Indian Farmers are Using Solar-Power Fridges to Preserve Harvests

Many Indian farmers struggle to sell their annual harvest before it’s destroyed by heat. Now, the government is making it easier by installing a 10-tonne solar-powered cold storage unit near the village of Khawzawl. According to Reuters, the cold-storage unit uses ice battery technology that converts water into ice in six hours using solar energy. This […]

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Enhancing organic solar cells’ green glow

Organic solar cells could be made even greener by switching the solvents used in their manufacture. Today’s toxic chlorinated solvents can be replaced by plant-derived alternatives without affecting the resulting solar cells’ light-capturing performance, KAUST researchers have shown. Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) are one of the greenest solar cell technologies, contributing as little as three grams […]

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