How photovoltaic glass can be used to cut harmful emissions
This versatility means that PV glass can be used for several different applications to help individuals and businesses reduce their energy costs by replacing conventional glass in buildings, vehicles and other structures.
The Evolution of PV Technology
There have been three key eras of PV technology development: PV1.0, marked by the birth of the silicon PV cell and exploration around the application of clean energy; PV2.0, which brought about the global mass commercialization of solar and more affordable yet lower quality module technologies; and PV3.0, the era we are just now entering.
Yingli Solar's PANDA Bifacial Solar Module
The Panda bifacial modules are 1500Vdc capable and when compared to the traditional 1000Vdc systems the balance of systems (BOS) cost can be reduced from system design adjustments by 3%, which translates to almost 2 mil savings for a 10MW system
Transparent solar panels are 50 times more productive than regular photovoltaics
Luke Dormehl for DigitalTrends: As the term “regular windows” suggests, users don’t have to replace the existing windows in their home, but need only treat them with a special process developed by the company. “We apply liquid coatings to glass and plastic surfaces at ambient pressure, and dry these coatings at low temperature to produce transparent films,” Conklin continued. “We repeat these processes, and then collectively these coatings — and thus the glass and plastic surfaces — generate electricity.” Of these coatings, the most important is the so-called “Active Layer,” through which electricity is generated by the absorption of light, and the transparent conductors, which allow the electricity to be extracted. “[The] coatings are primarily organic, primarily from carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen,” Conklin said. “We are constantly refining each of the layers to improve on the power we’re able to extract from these coatings and enhance their manufacturability.” Cont'd...
Panasonic Continues To Innovate HIT® Technology In Their PV Panels
Panasonic HIT® panels recently set a world record for conversion efficiency at the research level (laboratory), a full percentage point increase over the previous record.
Novel Net Meter Solar PV System in Hawaii
The Sunnyside Energy system consists of 90 STION 135W panels mounted in two arrays, each equipped with a 5 kW Solar Edge inverter.
How Solar is Going Mainstream (Batteries!)
The Enphase system intelligently integrates the critical technologies needed to solve solar energy challenges at scale: smart grid intelligence, communications, big data analytics and storage.
Essentially, we're giving the solar panel a brain; the patented HEMOS chipset can be fitted in a typical junction of any solar panel. With it you can communicate directly with the panel and execute commands at the module level.
Look, Ma… No Wires!
There are an estimated 43 million street lights in the USA and at least 55 million parking lot and parkway lights. Since they combine to use about 10% of all the electricity consumed in the USA, taking them to LED is a step in the right direction but going all the way to zero energy use is even better.
Solar Powered Generators & Energy Efficiency, Go Hand In Hand
Energy Efficiency is all about optimal and responsible power use and this is also exactly how one gets the most energy out of their solar generator.
10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Solar Installer
Going solar should be a great experience - not a headache, and doing your homework upfront will give you something money can't buy - peace of mind.
Combining the Advantages of Module-level Power Electronics and String Inverter Topology
This product innovation provides benefits of module-level monitoring while avoiding all the complication, costs and disadvantages of existing module-level products.
Nokero Introduces World's Most Affordable Solar Light Bulb
Nokero's Next Generation Solar Light Bulb (the N182), Doubles Light Output, Decreases Costs and Lights the Way to Ending Extreme Energy Poverty
Mounting Frameless Thin-Film Modules on Solar Trackers
Overall, frameless thin-film modules look to be an important element for solar projects in the United States moving forward.
Solar Monitoring Q&A with Locus Energy
The growth of distributed PV is showing no signs of slowing down, and with it solar monitoring is set to grow as well.
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MORNINGSTAR - GenStar MPPT
GenStar MPPT is the industry's first fully integrated solar DC charging system, an all-new design with "lithium DNA" from the leader in charge controllers. Out of the box, GenStar is an overachiever-delivering legendary Morningstar quality, efficiency, power and reliability along with the latest in advanced communications and control technologies. All the most installer-requested features are on-board; additional features can be easily added via Morningstar's ReadyBlock expansion technology, with snap-in blocks that provide battery metering and monitoring, signaling and load control, and lithium battery communications/control