Need to track or observe the position of the sun for your solar project? Wondering how to safely view the sun without damaging your eyes? This article will “shed some light” on the subject.
Solar water beds for heating and cooling living spaces have been around for some time They consist of large rubber bladders with an absorbent surface that uses the sun to heat the water contained inside. The heat is then transferred into the living quarters of the house.
The sun is an unimaginable source of energy. As humans we already use its energy for our benefits. However do you know actually what things are powered by the sun?
The use of organic materials to produce solar cells presents a lot of advantages if compared to the use of inorganic semiconductors. However, organic solar cells are still less efficient than the inorganic counterparts. This article attempts to explain the reason for this inefficiency.
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.
The majority of manufacturer’s ratings for above ground solar panels specify the solar panels maximum output in BTU’s, being for uninterrupted sunshine striking the panel. Other ratings quoted include the panel’s fluid capacity, flow rate, working pressure, and stagnation temperature.
The use of solar panels for battery charging in the form of 12v Photovoltaic Panels is becoming more popular, especially with the Boat and RV community. They normally use two deep cycle batteries, and a 12v PV charging system is ideal for keeping the batteries operating at peak power.
Are solar panel roof shingles a better option for homeowners than solar panels? This article reviews the advantages and drawbacks of solar shingles, as well as some of the more prominent manufacturers.
An Exciton describes the formation of an electron-hole pair when a photon hits the surface of a semiconductive material. The production of multiple excitons from a single photon could boost the efficiency of solar panels and revolutionize the photovoltaic devices industry.
Retroreflectors have a property of reflecting the light back to its source at same angle. There are different types of retroreflectors like metal retroreflectors, hollow retroreflectors, spherical retroreflectors, etc. They are used in diverse applications from space to battlefields.