Solar Technology Posts

Grassroots technology can generate solar power from rain

Grassroots technology can generate solar power from rain

A new technology may allow to generate solar power, come rain or shine. However, for it to become useful in daily life, there are still some obstacles to overcome. Thus it may still take some years before it becomes fully applicable.

Debunking 4 Solar Panel Myths and Misconceptions

Debunking 4 Solar Panel Myths and Misconceptions

There are preconceived notions about harnessing any sustainable type of energy, and solar power tops the list. Those who are unfamiliar with using solar energy for residential use may think solar energy is too expensive or may not be appropriate for the region in which they live. It is time to bust 4 popular myths about solar panels and show why many homeowners should be considering solar panels as an efficient and cost-effective upgrade for their home. A guest post by Justin Havre from Justin Havre & Associates.

Fraunhofer ISE has developed record-beating multicrystalline solar cell

Fraunhofer ISE has developed record-beating multicrystalline solar cell

The Fraunhofer ISE has developed a new multicrystalline solar cell with an efficiency of 22.3%, beating its own previous record of 21.9%.

The inverter – indispensable Achilles’ heel of a solar system

The inverter – indispensable Achilles’ heel of a solar system

Inverters are indispensable for solar systems. While solar modules are generating electricity from the sun rays they are exposed to, they are the essential component of a photovoltaic system that ensures that this electricity can be used or forwarded.

Electronic ink: solar modules from the printer

Electronic ink: solar modules from the printer

The first test facility at the University of Newcastle in Australia is intended to set a new direction for the solar industry: with special ink, researchers have succeeded in producing solar modules via conventional printer presses.

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