Solar Technology Posts

Solar racking systems: the base of a PV system on roofs

Solar racking systems: the base of a PV system on roofs

If you are looking into the topic of solar panels, quite often the term solar racking comes up. But the meaning of the term remains for most people unclear. So what is solar racking? Is it an essential part when it comes to the installation of solar panels? Are there any differences in solar racking systems?

Solar Panel Battery Storage – The Source For Energy In The Future?

Solar Panel Battery Storage – The Source For Energy In The Future?

Most people who install a solar system at their home are interested in storing the unused electricity that is produced by the panels.

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.