Last updated: 02 August 2019

At Greenmatch, we like to keep ourselves updated on different news in the green sector. Therefore, we have decided to share some of them with our readers every month.

Read and stay up to date with interesting articles from July, talking about green technologies trends, biking route improvements in the US, and a new solar cell layer.

In case you've missed reading our June roundup, you can find it here.

 

Top 5 Green Technology Trends That Matter in 2019

 

This article talks about green technologies that are occurring in 2019. Technology is constantly advancing and growing, and as a result, it affects different areas of our life. Green technology, in particular, has advanced to a remarkable degree.

Here are the 5 green technology trends that are noticeable this year:

  1. Solar products are becoming widespread
  2. Extension of the renewable industry creates jobs and cut prices
  3. Artificial intelligence improves microgrids
  4. Bringing clean energy to developing countries
  5. More states and districts commit to taking climate change

Read More: Green Technology Trends

 

Investments in Biking Routes in the US

 

A study by the University of Minnesota reveals how much bike lanes and facilities have improved access to jobs in the US. The study was conducted from 2013 to 2017, analysing the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the US (by population).

It focused on accessibility, and the ability to reach your job in a given time using different means of transportation. The conclusion was that bike commuting is a cost-effective, healthy and sustainable alternative. Furthermore, investing in biking infrastructure is a more cost-effective solution than investments that support cars.

Read More: Biking Routes in the US

 

Highly Efficient Solar Cells Thanks to Solid Foundation

 

A new highly efficient solar cell layer has been developed by the researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, in Germany. This layer can be deposited in large areas and reaches record efficiencies in solar cells. Solar cells that are built with this layer in its foundation are called Perovskite solar cells.

Furthermore, if compared to the most predominant solar cells on the market, which are the silicone ones, the new type (Perovskite solar cells) is easier to produce and at a lower cost.

How do they function?

In order to gather energy, Perovskite solar cells have membranes that allow either electrons or holes to pass. Hence, in order to gather maximum energy, they need to be optimised with the new light-absorbing layer and charge carrier-selective layer.

Read More: New Solar Cells Foundation

In addition to giving you an overview of July's interesting news in the green sector, we at GreenMatch will also give you interesting news and articles about what happens in August.