We talk plenty today about solar panels, but not many really grasp how they work — how they create electricity. In his book, Let It Shine: The 6,000-Year Story of Solar Energy, author John Perlin takes readers back to Albert Einstein in 1905 for perspective on the matter of light: “Einstein showed that light possesses an attribute […]
How Solar PV Works
Lists are always fun, so here are 12 solar facts to put in your notebook so you can share the important stuff with anyone who’s interested. I have divided this list of facts into four categories that might help you to better keep track of things. Understanding Our Sun Solar History Solar Technology Solar Metrics […]
The world’s largest solar research institute, Fraunhofer ISE, has designed a new solar reference cell built to improve the quality of cell measurements. Build according to the international standards of the World PV Scale (WPVS), Fraunhofer ISE’s new reference cell will allow test laboratories and cell and module manufacturers to significantly improve the quality of their measurements […]
A team of researchers at the University of Connecticut has created a “green antenna” is says will greatly increase solar panel efficiency at low cost.
Lindsay Wilson has collected over 19 graphs to explain rooftop solar systems to people considering adding one to their homes but don’t know much about them.
Carrying out applied research throughout the entire process chain of wafer-based silicon solar module production, Fraunhofer CSP is currently working on improving the quality of wafer-thin silicon discs and in producing them as cheaply as possible.
SolarEdge inverters are 97% efficient and offer advanced safety features and system monitoring capability. They will be included in all Vivint Solar systems
“Solar Man” is aiming to build education as the cornerstone of his new recreational venture, Solar Wonderland. Solar Wonderland is a “gigafactory” and much more. This gigafactory is for building lightweight carbon fiber solar panels as the Lotus product line expands. Students, children, and others will enjoy a hands-on educational experience in this Energy Amusement Park. […]
Watch this An Intro To Solar video. This brief mico-film from Arizona utility SRP explains solar energy’s tremendous potential. The video highlights the strong future solar can have, especially in the sunniest spots: such as the Southwestern US, including Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, and parts of Texas. California installed in the first quarter of 2014 959 […]
One of the most important parts in PV system architecture is the power converters. The reason is that they play an important role in transforming the different types of electricity, to make the electricity convenient to the end users. Since the solar cell produces a DC type of electricity, there’s room for various types of […]