Solar power blog - Google News. Solar power - Google News. Solar Power. Low-Cost Solar Solar cells can produce 10 times more electricity per gram of silicon thanks to this system.
Nanopillar solar cells The new design could lead to cheaper solar cells. Sun + Water = Fuel With catalysts created by an MIT chemist, sunlight can turn water into hydrogen. Nanonets Snare Energy A new material could cheaply convert sunlight into hydrogen. Intensifying the Sun A new way to concentrate sunlight could make solar power competitive with fossil fuels. Bright Days for Solar New investment fuels promising energy research at MIT. A Cool Trick for Solar Cells A technology developed by IBM to cool computer chips could be a boon for solar energy. Slicing Up Silicon for Cheaper Solar A California startup is cutting by half the amount of costly silicon used in solar panels. Toward Cheaper, Robust Solar Cells Researchers are working on solar cells that use a novel organic dye.
More-Powerful Solar Cells A new solar cell is 27 percent more efficient without being more expensive to make. Space-Based Solar Power. Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) Website. Solar Energy Industry Research and Consultancy. We are solar powered. Many of the energy options in WilderHill Indexes are technologies that we not only address in a technical sense but also utilize everyday.
We believe practical knowledge-gained can assist in discussing clean energy ahead. For example we are intimately familiar with how solar power, electric cars, and efficiency can be sensible today. This is more than theoretical; at our 1-acre San Diego site we utilize several different systems to: generate electricity and harness solar power to run electric vehicles and provide building hot water.To visualize combining solar panels with electric cars, arguably a better solution for powering both transport and buildings, start with the solar. For generating our power we are harvesting considerable electricity from the sun using PV (PhotoVoltaic = electricity generating) panels.
At night it's reversed; we 'buy' power from the grid - our meter runs the opposite way. As noted we make about 24 kWh over an average day and call this 24 kWh/day, 1 Sun. UO SRML: Sun chart program. Solar power. Solar news - Google News. Solar Energy News. Solar power. Average insolation showing land area (small black dots) required to replace the world primary energy supply with solar electricity (18 TW or 568 Exajoule, EJ, per year).
Insolation for most people is from 150 to 300 W/m2 or 3.5 to 7.0 kWh/(m2day). The first three units of Solnova in the foreground, with the two towers of the PS10 and PS20 solar power stations in the background. Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP).
Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaics convert light into electric current using the photovoltaic effect. Photovoltaics were initially, and still are, used to power small and medium-sized applications, from the calculator powered by a single solar cell to off-grid homes powered by a photovoltaic array. Solar Training & Renewable Energy Education for a Sustainable Future.