Energy – Solar PV


IKEA Is Now Selling Solar Systems, No Allen Key Required

Source: treehugger.com Published: August 3, 2017 Updated October 11, 2018 © IKEA battery pack By Lloyd Alter So far the panels and batteries are only offered in the UK but it might spread to sunnier North American climes. Watch out, Elon Musk! Tesla’s subsidiary...

China Plans 100 Panda-Shaped Solar Plants on New Silk Road

Source: reuters.com Published: July 24, 2017 Reporting by Muyu Xu and Ryan Woo in Beijing and Pak Yiu in Hong Kong; Editing by Joseph Radford BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – In a country where you can find everything from chopsticks to slippers designed to look...

Flexible Solar Panels Recycle Indoor Light

Source: treehugger.com Published: November 8, 2016 © Virginia Tech Integrating solar panels into windows and walls seems to be the obvious next step for the technology, but what about all of the light indoors? What if there could be a way to harness, or recycle, that...

Third-Generation Solar PV Cells Under Development in Australia

Source: abc.net.au Published: December 3, 2016 Prototype third-generation solar cells being developed by Australian company Dyesol. (Supplied: Dyesol) By Babs McHugh A collaboration between the CSIRO, the Australian National University (ANU) and a local technology...

Nanotechnology Third-Generation Flexible Solar Cells

Source:  Unknown Published: July 19, 2017 Outing picnic, patting photos, video, mobile phones will have no electricity, how do? Then backpack on the solar powered portable generator cell to play a role, with the data cable to connect the battery and mobile phone, you...

China Just Built A 250-Acre Solar Farm Shaped Like A Giant Panda

Source: businessinsider.com Published: July 6, 2017 The Panda Power Plant in Datong, China. China Merchants New Energy/Panda Green Energy Leanna Garfield Most solar farms align their solar arrays in rows and columns to form a grid. A new solar power plant in Datong,...

Could This Be the Most Efficient Solar Panel Ever?

Source: smithsonianmag.com Published: March 15, 2017 Taking advantage of temperatures upwards of 1,000 Celsius, these hot solar cells could produce twice as much energy as the industry standard The prototype (MIT) By Emily Matchar Solar panels have been around for a...