Viewing: Grid-tie solar

Utilizing Solar Energy in Your Home

With the recent furor surrounding the impending price rises in energy bills, it’s no wonder that people far and wide are looking into alternative methods of home energy. While many people will look into the possibility of changing suppliers in order to find a better deal, there will be just as many who expect a […] Read more

5 Cutting-Edge Solar Cell Technologies

As solar energy becomes a popular way to meet power needs, more efficient ways of harnessing the sun’s energy are being developed for solar photovoltaics (PVs). Solar cells capture energy in the sunlight and transform it into electricity for residential, business and industrial use. Because solar energy is clean, free, renewable and indigenous, it is […] Read more

Grid-Tied Solar; The NET Positive and Negative

The majority of “green homes” which use renewable energy are not off-grid, independent propositions. Like traditional homes, they are attached to the grid and have utility providers. The difference is that they try to reach a net-zero or net-positive situation. A net-zero home is one in which the net cost or net power use is […] Read more

How Does Thin Film Solar Panels Stack Up to Other Panels?

Revised 5/6/2013 – Thin Film Solar (TFS) panels may be the latest technology in solar power, but they are not necessarily better in terms of their power delivery, a researcher has said. “From a materials point of view, TFS panels that are in commercial production are not fundamentally more efficient than the latest Silicon (Si) […] Read more

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