Monthly Archives: November 2017

Butterfly wings inspire solar cell efficiency

By |2019-03-27T11:35:09+00:00November 28th, 2017|News, Renewable Energy, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

(REPOST: The Engineer)Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany have been working on improving the efficiency of thin-film solar cells, a technology which is promising for lower cost photovoltaic installations. They have been inspired by the common rose butterfly, Pachliopta aristolochiae, widespread in India and Southeast Asia, which has deep black wings, indicating

Electrification and a quicker move to shared platforms for Opel as PSA outlines plans

By |2019-03-27T11:35:11+00:00November 27th, 2017|Electric Cars, News, Reviews, Uncategorized|

(REPOST: Autovista Group)The eagerly anticipated plans include a quick move to PSA platforms and the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) as it also seeks to allay fears over enforced job losses, an issue that had been a strong talking point following the announcement of cuts at Britain’s Ellesmere Port plant, and CEO Carlos Tavares’ constant

VW ordered to appoint independent auditor over Dieselgate as it goes slow on ‘fixes’

By |2019-03-27T11:43:49+00:00November 26th, 2017|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution, Reviews, Uncategorized|

(REPOST: Autovista Group)A number of investors are seeking billions of Euros in damages from the vehicle manufacturer, with lobby groups the DSW and SdK in its home country requesting the appointment of a special auditor, something the car maker’s main shareholders, the Porsche-Piech families and the state of Lower Saxony, had blocked.

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