Nature is always a good source of inspiration for not only artists but also for scientists. It helped a lot in getting the best results. Now the researchers from University of Cambridge have used another natural phenomenon to make advancements in the field of solar energy utilization.
Researchers have studied the light capturing properties of the proteins of the Green Sulfur Bacteria, which are usually found in depths, sometimes below 2 kilometers, in oceans where light reaches in minute amounts. In some cases, these bacteria have the ability to utilize the 100% of the tiny amount of light by photosynthesis to produce electricity. Continue reading
|About the Contributor: Ikram Nasir Paracha is correspondant from Darya Khan, Distt. Bhakkar.
Punjab Govt. has started a new scheme of distributing free solar units, which are helpful for generating electricity from solar energy, in the
students. This scheme comes after the scheme of distributing laptops in the students of the colleges and universities.
According to this new scheme, 3,00,000 solar units will be distributed to all the students of Punjab province, who will get 70% or more numbers in the annual exams of Ninth class. According to the sources, one solar unit costs from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 25,000. This amount will be paid by the government. Energy department has prepared the strategy for this scheme and tenders will be called soon.
Pakistan has planned to launch a 50-megawatt solar power plant in Bahawalpur, in the Cholistan region of Pakistan, in collaboration with The German energy company Conergy and Hong Kong-based Ensunt. After completion, the plant will be the biggest solar power plant in Pakistan. Continue reading
Scientists have developed lightweight and ultrathin solar cells, which are highly flexible. Continue reading
New type of Solar cells have been developed by researchers that can be painted on.
This research has been done by the researchers from the University of Notre Dame and published online in December 6 issue of the journal ACS Nano. Continue reading