Solar Energy

  • Elon Musk Wants Your House to Be Solar

    You probably don't think much about the electricity supply to your house. Flip the switch and there it is, unless a storm knocks down a power pole. Considering two-thirds of the United States' electricity is produced by burning fossil fuels, it's...
    By Eighty Six January 30, 2015 

  • Stanford University Develops First Carbon Solar Cell

    Researchers at Standford University have developed the first solar cells built completely out of carbon, an inexpensive and versatile material. There could be many positive implications of this discovery.
    By Mathias Aarre Mæhlum November 6, 2012 

  • All You Need to Know About Photovoltaic and Solar Panel Technology

    The use of solar energy is growing rapidly and photovoltaic cell technology is constantly evolving. All these advancements may sound unfamiliar and difficult to keep up with. This guide will show you how this technology works, the application potential...
    By Aggeliki K. October 25, 2011 

  • Solar Energy Information from Bright Hub

    Solar power has been researched for centuries. Thanks to space research and the continued energy crisis, the technology has come a long way in a very short time. While we are still quite a distance from a solar-powered world, we can now see what technology...
    By Charles M Bowen September 26, 2011 

  • Solar Energy Quiz

    Are you a solar energy expert ... or an interested novice? Take this quiz, see where you rank, and perhaps learn more about solar energy and how solar energy is being put to use for passive solar heating, photovoltaic panels, and active solar heating...
    By Harlan Bengtson September 13, 2011 

  • Three Major Disadvantages of Solar Energy

    As crude oil price hikes are inevitable these days, the priority to commercialize renewable energies is being pushed forward at a fast pace. One of the promising renewable energies being developed today for commercialization is solar energy. The question...
    By Frederick August 2, 2011 

  • The Development of Solar Energy

    The review of the history of solar energy drives home the fact that solar energy remains a viable and clean form of energy, but the economics of cheaper alternatives such as coal and fossil fuels confine such renewable energy sources to the back burner...
    By N Nayab July 11, 2011 

  • Growth of Solar Energy in the U.S.

    The growth potential for the solar energy market in the United States places it among the best investments currently available to potential entrepreneurs. With only California seeing a capable supply of solar installation companies, that leaves 49 states...
    By KennethSleight July 10, 2011 

  • Solar Power Tower Technologies Could Solve the World's Energy Needs

    Someone did the math on solar power tower technology and realized that a 100 mile by 100 mile chunk of desert could supply the entire United States with electricity.
    By Finn Orfano June 30, 2011 

  • Work as a Solar Installer

    The record setting growth of the U.S. solar industry in 2011 showed new grid connected installs up 66% over the same time period in 2010. The prices for an installed photovoltaic system have dropped over 15% over the same period. These trends...
    By KennethSleight June 29, 2011 
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