Solar Energy

  • Solar Thermal Systems for Cold Weather Locations

    The solar thermal drain back system can reduce your electricity bill by heating water using solar energy. The savings can be substaintial if you use the correct system for your home. Different types and components of this system have distinct advantages...
    By Asheesh June 19, 2011 

  • Understanding PV System Layouts

    The PV System is becoming very common because of its usefulness in generating electricity. Here we will discuss the types of PV system and its components with circuit diagram. These systems can be used for both grid connected and off-grid (battery...
    By Asheesh June 19, 2011 

  • Fisker Solar Electric Hybrid Car Has Good but Expensive Karma

    The Fisker Karma hybrid has some exciting features. This luxury sports hybrid comes with a solar roof and can be recharged with a solar power station. The Karma's price is likely to be too high for many car buyers. However, if you long for a solar...
    By Jennifer Claerr June 5, 2011 

  • How Thin Film Solar Cells are Manufactured

    The stubborn, cumbersome, low efficiency traditional types of thick-film solar panels are today slowly being replaced by more promising thin film solar panels. What technology and components make them so impressive? Let's find out!
    By Swagatam May 29, 2011 

  • Passive Solar Energy for Heating and Cooling a House

    Passive solar is a type of architectural design which uses the sun's energy to heat and cool a building. It differs from active solar in that the energy is not converted to electricity before it is used. Learn about passive solar and how to use it...
    By Jennifer Claerr May 23, 2011 

  • Organic Solar Cells vs Semiconductor-based Solar Cells

    Latest advances have shown a great potential for organic solar cells compared to conventional silicon cells. Their versatility in production methods, properties and applications looks very promising for the future of solar energy.
    By Aggeliki K. May 18, 2011 

  • Concentrating Solar Power Technologies 1: Introduction to Alternatives

    Four concentrated solar power technologies are in various stages of development and commercialization. Those technologies, which are discussed in this article, are: parabolic trough, parabolic dish - stirling engine, heliostat solar power tower, and...
    By Harlan Bengtson May 17, 2011 

  • New Focus on Solar Power for Military Applications

    Solar energy, if tamed and optimized properly, can eradicate all the energy woes from our earth. Solar devices being used by the military will reduce military budgets and save energy and resources. Using solar power devices for military operations has...
    By Tarun Goel May 17, 2011 

  • How to Build Your Own Automatic Solar Tracker

    The constant change in the position of the sun throughout the year has posed quite a big challenge for us as far as solar power harnessing is concerned. Building solar trackers may seem difficult, but the simple solar tracker controller mechanism idea...
    By Swagatam April 27, 2011 

  • Long-term Stability of Polymer Solar Cells

    The article describes the latest advances regarding the improvements in efficiency and lifetime of polymer solar cells, and the problems that need to be overcome in order for them to become commercially available.
    By Aggeliki K. January 31, 2011 
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