If the United States wants to kick its coal habit, it will need to install a lot more solar power. That raises an important question: Where should all those panels reside? They could always go live on a farm upstate. Solar Plants Are...Show More Summary
SolarEdge Technologies Inc. v. Enphase Energy, Inc., 2017 WL 3453378 17-cv-04047 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 11, 2017) SolarEdge sued Enphase, a competitor in the business of selling electronic components for solar panels (aka PV modules), for false advertising and trademark infringement. Show More Summary
Grid operators will scramble when solar panels go dark — a rare trial run for a future in which the nation will be more reliant on renewable energy.
Do you love solar panels, but hate the color blue? You're in luck - researchers in the Netherlands have developed a process for making conventional solar panels bright green, and they're working on developing other colors as well. By making the panels more appealing, they hope to entice more people and businesses to invest in clean energy.[...]
Researchers in the Netherlands have devised a way to change the color of solar panels so they can by suitable for more applications. Researchers Use Nanotubes To Change Color Of Solar Panels was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
Solar module manufacturers one-up each other on a regular basis in the quest for the world’s most efficient panel. The results usually come out of laboratories, where the modules undergo precise testing in a controlled environment at standard test conditions (STC). In the real world, however, the picture is more nuanced. Show More Summary
Buildings have a lot of surface area that's exposed to sunlight, so why just stop at rooftop solar panels? We've already seen solar energy-harvesting windows, and of course Tesla's solar roof. Thanks to research being carried out atShow More Summary
Troubled domestic manufacturers say cheap Chinese products have undercut their own, but industry groups are urging a trade panel to reject sanctions.
(University of Exeter) Buildings could soon be able to convert the sun's energy into electricity without the need for solar panels, thanks to innovative new technology.
Solar panels have tremendous potential to provide affordable renewable energy, but many people see traditional black and blue panels as an eyesore. Architects, homeowners and city planners may be more open to the technology if they could install green panels that melt into the landscape, red panels on rooftops and white ones camouflaged as walls.
Researchers from The University of Manchester are using polystyrene particles rather than expensive polymers to make the next generation of solar cells, which are used to make solar panels, more stable and even cheaper.
If you were to walk into a solar store and purchase some of their best-selling PV panels, it is likely that their solar irradiance-to-electricity conversion efficiency would be around 17%. This is the typical efficiency (Fraunhofer ISE Photovoltaics Report, 2017) of the top-selling PV product, a multi-crystalline silicon panel. Show More Summary
Researchers at the University of Colorado - Boulder have created a new material that uses passive cooling to lower the temperature of any surface it is applied to, whether the roof of a building or a solar panel. Researchers Create New...Show More Summary
Hitched to the back of a Model X, the tiny house is a mobile tour of Tesla’s solar products for the home Tesla has created a tiny house—the Tesla Tiny House, to be exact—to exhibit its energy products like solar panels and the Powerwall on the road in Australia. Show More Summary
We recently reported on the new Sion prototype, the first car to make use of external solar panels to give the vehicle extra charging capability for increased range, and now we’re introducing the unique electric vehicles from French manufacturer XYT. Show More Summary
When the total solar eclipse hits on Aug. 21, it's going to be quite the party. The problem? Solar panels need the sun to generate electricity. With the sun dimmed, solar energy sources will be affected. More than 100 million solar...Show More Summary
More cities are requiring new construction to be powered by solar panels in efforts to lessen effects of climate change.
Utah regulators have heard testimony about a proposed electricity rate change for people with home solar panels that power company officials argue they need to maintain the state's grid but … Click to Continue »
IKEA Launches Solar Panels; The move is a push for sustainable energy Hadley Keller, August 7, 2017 (Architectural Digest) “…[Swedish retailer IKEA, already a go-to source for furnishings and home decor, will now offer rooftop solar....Show More Summary
The panels generate over half of the school’s electricity A number of companies have been working to disguise solar panels as roofs, roads, and even window blinds. But one Danish school is taking a different approach, using custom-built solar panels as a featured architectural element. Show More Summary