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 time you took control of the process.
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.
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, and what the future may hold.
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 can get us there very quickly.
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 systems.
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 suggest continued growth in the solar industry.
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 ripe for the picking.
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 and disadvantages which will be covered below.
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 only) systems.
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.