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  • Little Sun, the little solar lamp all grown up
    At a glance 2 min

    Little Sun, the little solar lamp all grown up

    In an article published in 2013 under the title “Sunshine and plastics: bright ideas for a better world”, we talked about Little Sun, a small sun-shaped solar-powered lamp designed by two Scandinavian...

  • Converting organic waste into energy with HomeBiogas
    At a glance 2 min

    Converting organic waste into energy with HomeBiogas

    An Israeli start-up has developed HomeBiogas, a system for converting leftovers into household gas for the home and liquid natural fertiliser for the garden. At first glance, one may wonder what po...

  • Solar panels that work in the rain
    At a glance 1 min

    Solar panels that work in the rain

    Chinese researchers have recently developed a solution enabling photovoltaic panels to produce energy even in the rain and without any sunlight! Photovoltaics are the main source of green energy, but...

  • Organic solar films on the roof!
    At a glance 1 min

    Organic solar films on the roof!

    530 m² of organic photovoltaic film installed on the roofs of a secondary school in France will produce 23.8 MWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the annual consumption of five houses and 15 to ...

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