Viewing: Solar Panels

Heating-Up Solar Panel Efficiencies

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new method of collecting solar energy to improve system efficiency. This technique incorporates both a traditional photovoltaic (PV or Solar) cell and a high-temperature material, which is heated directly by sunlight and the radiated infrared energy is collected by the traditional system. This process allows […] 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

There is More to Solar than Panels

Solar panels for electricity and hot water are nothing new but this article will look at numerous other options available using the sun’s energy. Let’s start with solar shingles. They are both a roof shingle and a solar panels each shingle being a mini electrical generator that will produce electricity with an output of approximately […] 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

Talesun Ships 32MW of Solar Panels to Alethea Cleantech Advisors in New Jersey

New Jersey solar project developer to use top-quality and competitively priced solar panels from Talesun Solar for a utility-scale project. Talesun Solar USA a globally positioned, premium producer of solar panels, recently announced that it has signed a contract to supply solar panels to New Jersey-based solar developer Alethea Cleantech Advisors LLC. Under the terms […] Read more

California Solar Wineries Sizzle With Clean Power

Solar powered wineries are using the energy from the sun to not only grow grapes, but also to off-set their electric need for tasting rooms, production and on site residences. In California, Napa leads the way, but up and down the state many wineries are jumping into solar, installing panels and finding out the benifits […] Read more

Europe Explores Idea of Using Solar Electricity From Sahara Desert.

Solar News – I suppose its because Europe has a such a long history of reinventing itself that you could understand why they continue to be so far ahead of America when it comes to sustainable energy. Solar, nuclear and wind power are powering Europe successfully everyday driven by the recognition of the true cost […] Read more

California, The World’s Solar Power Capital

California Solar News – There is enough solar energy in the deserts of California to power all of Los Angeles. 1,600 kilowatt hours of solar energy falls on every square 11 square feet of land surface annually. That is equal to the amount of energy that is found in 1 barrel of oil. Big difference […] Read more

1.470 kW GRID-TIE SOLAR ELECTRIC Kit

Grid-tie solar pv power system kit 1470 Watts With Racks / Array Size STC = 1,470 watt or 1.47 kW (**STC is Standard Test conditions or factory ratings. PTC is PV-USA Test Ratings which are closer to real world conditions. Your unique conditions will affect your system output. ) Seven Kyocera KD210 solar panels and […] Read more

Pre-Packaged 810 Watt Solar OFF-GRID REMOTE HOMES or CABIN

All off grid solar kits electrical systems have three things in common: one or more energy sources, energy storage (battery bank), and a power conversion unit (inverter). There are many different sizes and types of each of these components and each is interdependent on the others. Here is one example of a stand alone solar […] Read more

Brunton F-SOLRCON Solar Controller

A charge controller is a little but extremely important device that is used when charging most batteries but not talked about often because unlike solar panels a charge controller is not sexy. The Brunton Solar Controller portable battery Charge Monitor prevents your 10-watt or larger solar panels from overcharging your 12-volt battery. Even the best […] Read more

Small Cabin or Camping DC Solar

Got a fishing cabin off the grid? Large RV with lots of hungry electrical devices? Or maybe you decided to grow a pony tail and beard and live in your cozy cabin in an Iowa hedge ball forest! Whatever your cup of tea, you can then turn off that noisy smelly generator and run your […] Read more

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