Power Provider in Germany Tests Vertical Agrivoltaic Systems

Standing tall at 3 meters, two Bifacial solar modules are situated in Bavaria, Germany, right beside inveterate solar parks in Gersthofen and Biessenhofen. These two are small vertical agrivoltaic systems with 3 and 6 kW outputs to be tested by a power provider based in Augsburg called Lechwerke (LEW).
Lechwerke aims to obtain experience working with agrivoltaic systems with these pilot projects, a combination of plant production and photovoltaics, which has been brought to light as a synergistic synthesis of food production and renewable energy, then compare its performance with the existing ground-mounted projects.
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Quantum Advantage: A Computing Breakthrough by Copenhagen Researchers

Google was the first to advance technology in the quantum physics field by building the first quantum computer in the world. Interestingly, researchers from NielsBhor Institute and in cooperation with the University of Bochon are now developing the first quantum computer.
The director of the Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks, Professor Peter Lodahl, asserted that they now have the tool to build a quantum simulator that is faster and more efficient than the world’s supercomputer.
To put it simply, the researchers have successfully developed a nanochip the size of 1 tenth of a hair. The nanochip is capable of producing …

Next-Generation Quantum Computer: Ultra Sensitive Microwave Detector

The use of microwave spans an extensive range in our technological and scientific fields. We can use microwaves for radars, mobile communications, and even astronomy.
Recently, a combined team of scientists from Raytheon BBN Technologies, POSTECH, Harvard University, Spain’s Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Massachusett’s Institute of Technology, and Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science have worked together to develop a very ultrasensitive sensor to detect microwaves at the highest theoretical sensitivity possible.
As of today, we use a bolometer to detect microwave power. The team …

Using the Sun’s Energy to Create Clean Drinking Water

Drinkable water is necessary and vital for life. Despite this fact, it is unfortunate that approximately 1.1 billion people in the world cannot access clean water while 2.4 billion suffer from illnesses due to drinking unclean water.
Although there are advancements of science with water treatment methods to produce drinkable water, most of them are extremely costly. Thus countries with poor sectors can only produce them at a low productivity rate.
More recent technology has demonstrated great promise as an alternative to producing clean water. This technology is known as direct solar steam generation (DSSG) and it involves …