Photovoltaic polarizers could make self-charging smartphone dreams come true

“The strong collaboration between this group at UCLA Engineering and other top groups has led to higher cell efficiencies, increasing the potential for harvesting energy. This approach is interesting in its own right and at the same time synergetic with several other projects we are funding through the Intel Labs Academic Research Office.” Ankit Kumar, a materials science and engineering graduate student at UCLA Engineering was the paper’s second author. Yang, who holds UCLA’s Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas Jr. Endowed Chair in Engineering, is also faculty director of the Nano Renewable Energy Center at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA. The research was supported by Intel through a gift to UCLA, and by the Office of Naval Research. The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, established in 1945, offers 28 academic and professional degree programs and has an enrollment of almost 5,000 students. The school’s distinguished faculty are leading research to address many of the critical challenges of the 21st century, including renewable energy, clean water, health care, wireless sensing and networking, and cybersecurity. Ranked among the top 10 engineering schools at public universities nationwide, the school is home to seven multimillion-dollar interdisciplinary research centers in wireless sensor systems, nanoelectronics, nanomedicine, renewable energy, customized computing, and the smart grid, all funded by federal and private agencies.
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Goldpoly Signs Conditional Agreementfor Acquisition of 400MW Solar Power Plants

TENG Aihua, General Manager of Poly Solar Technologies and Mr. LIU Jidong, Head of Forty-eighth Research Institute signed the agreement on behalf of all parties today. According to the agreement, GD Solar, NARI, GUODIAN Inner Mongolia New Energy, Poly Solar Technologies and Forty-eighth Research Institute will build solar power plants in China. GD Solar will conduct engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) activities and own 100% equity in the projects. Goldpoly will acquire the projects from GD Solar after the solar power plants are connected to grids and have passed inspections. Goldpoly will acquire from GD Solar certain completed solar power plants with an aggregate electricity generation capacity of approximately 400MW. The acquisition’s fulfillment conditions include having passed relevant PRC government regulatory requirements; obtaining all approval documents from relevant government authorities; completing construction and having been connected to grids; EPC contracts having been approved by third party and financial requirements etc. Provided that the internal rate of return for the total investment of the Company will not be less than 9%, the consideration will be calculated based on the on-grid electricity price and other data as a reference. Mr. XU Zhong, General Manager of GD Solar said, “GD Solar has been committed to the development and application of new energy since its setup.
The full document on which this curated clip was in fact derived from can be found at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/goldpoly-signs-conditional-agreementfor-acquisition-155500894.html

Powering up the drones with solar photovoltaic

California-based AeroVironment is still tinkering with the design of the drone, which is part of its Puma AE line. It plans to roll out a design that it could produce and sell in early 2014. AeroVironment, announced that a recent outdoor test flight of a solar-powered prototype version of the companys proven Puma AE small unmanned aircraft system (UAS), operating with the companys newest long-endurance battery, lasted 9 hours, 11 minutes significantly longer than the flight endurance of small UAS being used in the field today. AeroVironment is working with Alta Devices, a Sunnyvale, Calif. company that provides flexible, portable power that can be embedded into any other material, in the development of the solar Puma AE. This is a critical milestone with far-reaching implications for the many ways small UAS can benefit military, public safety and commercial customers, said Roy Minson, AeroVironment senior vice president and general manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The solar Puma AE is the latest example of AeroVironments longstanding commitment to deliver important, innovative solutions that meet our customers needs. Our integration of this cutting-edge technology dramatically increases Pumas current flight endurance using a clean, renewable power source, Minson added, this development can give Puma AE customers significantly increased capabilities that approach those of the next class of UAS at a much lower acquisition and operating cost, and with much greater operational flexibility. AeroVironments new long endurance battery extends Puma AEs non-solar endurance to more than three hours.
The complete document on which this partial clip was in fact based can be located at http://www.evwind.es/2013/08/21/powering-up-the-drones-with-solar-photovoltaic/35276

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