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Patchwork of issues limits solar expansion in Switzerland

Whether rooftop solar panels are worth the cost is largely dependent in Switzerland on local compensation rates for solar power and on electricity prices in general—these are the findings of a study by researchers at ETH ...

Energy & Green Tech

Disguising solar panels as ancient Roman tiles in Pompeii

Solar panels disguised as ancient Roman tiles or terracotta bricks to match the city skyline. The innovative solutions adopted by the archaeological park of Pompeii and the Portuguese city of Evora pave the way for an inspiring ...

Energy & Green Tech

As energy crisis bites, Spaniards snap up solar panels

Demand for solar panels has shot up to unprecedented levels in Spain as Europe's energy crisis shows no sign of letting up, in a welcome boost for a sector with huge potential.

Energy & Green Tech

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' ...

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