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"Covert contacts" enable more efficient solar cell design

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

You've probably noticed that solar panels sitting on people's roofs appear to be broken up into grids. These grid lines are actually metal contacts and, although they're necessary for conducting the electrical current generated by the underlying semiconductor, they reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the semiconductor layer. Show More Summary

GRIT energy monitors

A ccHUB project, in the energy space: The Grit Energy and Power Monitor (GEPM) collects detailed information from multiple power sources (solar panels, inverters, generators, the grid e.t.c.) at once. You don't need to be an expert to use it

Fox Contributor: Looks Like Obama Is Only Fighting ISIS "With Windmills And Solar Panels"

From the November 24 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto: NEIL CAVUTO: Why this? Why now? Why climate change when it's like kind of life change that's going on here? KT MCFARLAND: Well, because President Obama thinks that climate change is the greatest strategic and geological and existential threat to our future. Show More Summary

New leader may not mean new climate policies, despite Australian solar success

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Soaring electricity prices, high solar panel uptake and plenty of sunshine are pushing Australia to the forefront of a solar battery storage revolution driven by Silicon Valley firms like Tesla Motors Inc and Enph...

Trina Solar’s Q3 Earnings Driven By Demand In China, U.S.

Trina Solar, the world's largest solar manufacturer, published its Q3 2015 earnings on Monday, reporting record panel shipments of 1.7 GW, driven by growing demand in China, the United States and emerging markets. However, despite the...Show More Summary

The Photovoltaic Effect Explained, Using Beer Pong

Originally published on Cost of Solar. You don’t have to know how rooftop solar panels work in order to get the benefits of clean electric power from them, but the more you know about it, the more informed decisions you’ll be able to make. Show More Summary

8 Green innovations at Greenbuild 2015

Onyx Solar - Photovoltaic Glass Solar panels for buildings are no longer restricted to rooftop systems. Onyx Solar developed innovative “building integrated photovoltaic solutions” that make it possible for rain screens, skylights, and even pavers to generate solar energy. Show More Summary

The Sunnyclist combines three power sources for autonomous zero-emissions transportation

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

At first glance the Sunnyclist looks like a typical electric tricycle, yet the combination of a solar panel on the roof with pedals for the passengers ensures that its battery can go a long way without ever requiring an external power...Show More Summary

When Do Solar Panels Stop Producing?

Originally published on the ECOreport Though many believe the lifetime of a solar panel is twenty-five years, a number of older models have exceeded this. When Kyocera tested a 30-year-old module last year, it discovered it was still operating at 90.4% of capacity. Show More Summary

SolarCity CEO: Credit score requirement won't be cut for years

(Please note that the eighth paragraph contains language that some readers may find offensive) (Reuters) - SolarCity Corp has no imminent plans to lower the credit score requirement for customers who lease their solar panel systems, and likely will not do so for a few years, its chief executive said on Thursday. Show More Summary

Inergy Kodiak Solar Kit

A compact, lightweight and easy to use heavy duty solar power rig. The 50W Predator 50 solar panel is waterproof, shatterproof and modular. The Kodiak generator has a 90Ah Li-ion battery, 6 110V outlets, 4 USB ports, a 30A RV outlet and 2 12V car sockets.

The Netherlands' Solar Paneled Bike Path Seems to Be Working Out

The world's first solar-paneled bike path, located outside Amsterdam, was installed a year ago and the team behind it now says that it has generated even more energy than was expected—70 kilowatt-hours per square meter a year, or enough...

The world’s first solar-powered bike path is generating more energy than expected

Over 9800 kWh of energy was generated from trails of space that, until now, had been collecting no energy at all. The implications for sidewalks, paths, and road systems everywhere is mind-boggling. While rooftop solar panels are, at...Show More Summary

Why leasing solar panels may not be a good idea if you're planning a home sale

Deals are scuttled because buyers often are unwilling to take on the complicated multi-year agreements.

Going off-grid part 3 – it’s a waste of solar panels

Going off-grid may cost a lot of money but the biggest issue is that your solar system will go to waste. In my case, 80 per cent of solar generation would be surplus to my needs and dumped. Far better to use it to displace fossil fuel generators supplying my neighbours.

Going off-grid part 3– it’s a waste of solar panels

Going off-grid may cost a lot of money but the biggest issue is that your solar system will go to waste. In my case, 80 per cent of solar generation would be surplus to my needs and dumped. Far better to use it to displace fossil fuel generators supplying my neighbours.

This Bike Path Paved With Solar Panels Shows That All Streets Could Double As Power Sources

If we want it, the road could literally be paved to a renewable energy future. A pilot test of the technology turned out a great success. One year after a bike path outside Amsterdam was plastered with custom solar panels, it's generating...Show More Summary

Apple's First Store in Singapore is Powered by the Sun

Despite Singapore having a long and profitable relationship with the iPhone, Apple has never got around to opening a retail store there. All that’s changing with the announcement of a new store, and a network of solar panels to power it. Read more...

SunPower Launches New Solar Panel Product Line

Originally published on Solar Love. Following in the wake of a respectable Q3 financial earnings report, US solar manufacturer SunPower has revealed a new line of solar panels and low-key financial guidance for 2016. SunPower announced...Show More Summary

These Charts Show the Bright Future Ahead for Clean Energy

With high-stakes climate negotiations just around the corner, things are looking rosy for the producers and sellers of wind turbines and solar panels. In just a couple weeks, world leaders will gather in Paris to hash out a global agreement to combat climate change. Show More Summary

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