Arcadia 85S special-edition superyacht The yacht features solar panels that power its refrigerators, lights, and other electronics… Rebekah Bell
[youtube =http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxVW73iyejg&w=537&h-302] In the old days, if you wanted a solar panel, you had to buy one of those giant clunky things that were not only pricey, but also a real pain in the you-know-what to install. Show More Summary
The key is battery storage.
Terrapattern is a search engine for satellite images. You click on a specific feature of interest on a map and the site returns results that match it. For instance, here are the locations of solar panels in NYC. You can also use Terrapattern...Show More Summary
Solar power has always seemed on its surface to be the perfect solution to the world's reliance on fossil fuels. After all, sunlight is free and abundantly available. The problem has always been efficiency, since solar panels generate power far less efficiently than other options. Show More Summary
An experimental solar cell created by MIT researchers could massively increase the amount of power generated by a given area of panels, while simultaneously reducing the amount of waste heat. Even better, it sounds super cool when scientists talk about it: “with our own unoptimized geometry, we in fact could break the Shockley-Queisser limit.” Read More
The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft breezed through a major systems test today, demonstrating the CubeSat can successfully deploy its antenna and solar panels, communicate with the ground unfurl its 32-square-meter solar sails in space.
Solar electricity is a great renewable resource, but does it make sense to use it on everything? Or, just because we can, does it mean we should?
Renovagen developed the array to put solar farms in hard to reach areas. The flexible panels are stored in a spool inside a trailer. The system is entirely off-grid. The array unfolds more than 650 feet when towed by a vehicle. The panels...Show More Summary
Meet Bart Jansen. He's 36. He hails from the Netherlands. He fits solar panels on roofs for a living. He has kids. And in his spare time, he turns dead animals into exotic remote-control vehicles. It all started in 2012, when his...Show More Summary
More and more, the power grid is distributed. Houses have solar panels on their roofs, and where possible, that excess power is sold back to the grid. The current trend is towards smart meters that record consumption for an entire household and relay it back to the power plant every day or so. Show More Summary
Scientists have demonstrated a method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical applications.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 19, 2016 - A method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical applications has gained momentum with a demonstration by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. read more
Originally published on Planetsave. For those wanting to assemble additional renewable energy factoids, California and Arizona are leading the country in most solar panel installations, while California, Texas, and Colorado head up the list for which states offer the most in the way of monetary incentives. Show More Summary
Solar power is growing faster than ever in the United States. The price of solar panels has dropped dramatically, by more than 70 percent over the past decade. Decreased prices and tighter environmental regulations, along with state and federal incentives, have resulted in huge increases in solar power capacity. Show More Summary
By Darryn Van Hout In the last decade, solar power adoption in Australia has greatly soared, making solar power the most popular source of renewable energy. Around 15% of all Australian homes have rooftop solar panels installed, but the difference in figures between rental properties and owner-occupied properties is huge. Show More Summary
For those wanting to assemble additional renewable energy factoids, California and Arizona are leading the country in most solar panel installations, while California, Texas, and Colorado head up the list for which states offer the most in the way of monetary incentives. Show More Summary
Most commercially available solar panels only are able to convert between 15 and 22 per cent of the sunlight they’re exposed to into electricity. As part of an ongoing effort to improve the efficiency of increasingly important solar technology, a team from UNSW has created a solar cell module that boasts a world record efficiency rate of 34.5%. More »
Indian Railways has set its sights on trialing a train fitted with solar panels in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur city.
I met fellow Case Western Reserve University Professor Daniel Lacks a few years ago when he was heading to Myanmar for a Fulbright and he wanted to pick my brain on my experience there. He's a likeable and super smart guy (PhD from Harvard...Show More Summary