How Solar PV Works

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Types Of Power Converters In A PV System

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 […]

March 31st

Intermittency Of Solar Is Not An Issue!

Editor’s Note: One of CleanTechnica’s awesome readers has provided us with this exclusive guest post on the “intermittency” of various power sources — renewable and non-renewables. The article “knocks it out of the park,” so to speak.…

August 22nd

Which Solar Panels Are Most Efficient?

Updated several times, last time being March 21, 2015, in order to update the efficiency records. Reposted from Cost of Solar: One of the most common things people ask when they start to consider going solar or start to plan their life-changing solar expedition is which are the most efficient solar panels. However, first of […]

July 18th

Solar Energy Myths Debunked

Here’s another fun infographic Cost of Solar recently shared. This one’s on 5 big solar myths, and quick debunkings of them. For more commentary, check out the full Cost of Solar article: Disadvantages Of Solar Energy Debunked.

July 16th

Solar Energy & Solar Power Facts

Need some solar energy facts or solar power facts? This page is aimed at becoming the best go-to source on the web for solar facts… if it isn’t already. The solar facts below are succinct and organized by categories and subcategories. To help improve the page, please feel free to add any solar facts you […]

June 29th

How Does Solar Energy Work? How Solar Power Works TED Talk

We’ve already published some excellent, detailed articles on the basics of solar power and how solar cells work here on Solar Love. Those were written for us by an engineer studying solar energy in a master’s degree renewable energy program. But they were somewhat technical, and you still might be asking, “How does solar energy work?” […]

June 24th

Sharp Regains Solar Cell Efficiency Record

Sharp has a long string of solar cell efficiency records. And it has just extended that string a little further. In 2009, Sharp landed a 35.8% triple-junction, non-concentrator solar cell efficiency record. It then went on to break that record a couple more times — with others breaking it as well. Up until recently, that […]

May 4th

Understanding The Technology Behind Solar PV Systems

A simple solar photovoltaic (PV) system consists of the following basic components: A solar cell: A solar cell is a solid-state electrical device (p-n junction) that converts the energy of light directly into electricity (DC) using the photovoltaic effect. A solar cell is categorized as a multi-junction cell, single-junction cell, crystalline cell, thin-film technology, or some of type […]

February 12th