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  • Solar Cell Production Jumps 50 Percent in 2007

    Production of photovoltaics (PV) jumped to 3,800 megawatts worldwide in 2007, up an estimated 50 percent over 2006. At the end of the year, according to preliminary data, cumulative global production stood at 12,400 megawatts, enough to power 2.4 million U.S. homes. Growing by an impressive average of 48 percent each year since 2002, PV production has been doubling every two years, making it the ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • All-carbon solar cell harnesses infrared light

    New type of photovoltaic device harnesses heat radiation that most solar cells ignore. Written by David Chandler, MIT News Office.You can read the original new in MIT NewsAbout 40 percent of the solar energy reaching Earth’s surface lies in the near-infrared region of the ...

  • CPV solar power system

    There are relatively few CPV applications still pursuing Si cells. The idea was somewhat "hot", no pun intended, when there was a silicon shortage going on, but silicon prices have dropped as new capacity has come online and the only successful CPV concepts being marketed which I know of are based on triple junction Ge/GaAs/InGaP or similar cells. These are also rather heat sensitive, and the two ...


    By Power Inverter Co

  • For cheaper solar photovoltaic systems

    It is known for several decades, photovoltaic devices that exploit the sun's energy to convert into electricity used to provide a sustainable alternative - and potentially unlimited - the use of fossil fuels. So why these solar technologies have they not been adopted more widely? Simply “because they are too expensive," said Ji-Seon Kim, professor of Solid Physics at Imperial College of ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Performances of natural dye–sensitised solar cells - a brief review

    Dye–sensitised solar cells (DSCs), also called as photoelectrochemical cells, have the potential of commercial viability and are the most promising photovoltaic devices among the new generation of renewable energy systems. The dye used is responsible for the light harvesting efficiency and electron injection efficiency of the DSC. Vast amount of work has been done on the performance of DSCs with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solar Energy Sector Poised to be Upgraded With Tin-Based Cells

    Tinplate has recently gained a lot of attention when it was discovered that it had amazingly high propensity of absorbing the sun rays almost like other known materials productivity. Tinplate is a metal that is silvery-white in appearance and is atomic number 50 in the periodic table. Researchers from North western University have recently proved that tinplate is the same metal as tin ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Solar powered solid oxide fuel cell with thermoelectric generator

    Durable, location independent, environmental–friendly sources of energy which allow for modular, few moving parts, low operating noise, high electricity generation efficiency and compact technology are highly desirable. Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are promising for such energy system development, since they are energy efficient and, if pure hydrogen is used, have virtually no emissions of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Role of acridine orange – sodium lauryl sulphate system in photogalvanic cell for solar energy conversion

    Energy conversion efficiency was studied in liquid phase photogalvanic cell consisting acridine orange as photosensitiser, NaLS as surfactant and DTPA as reductant. Values of photopotential and photocurrent generated by this system were 746.0 mV and 205.0 µA respectively. The observed power conversion photon energy efficiency was 0.83% and fill factor was determined as 0.56. This photogalvanic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An experimental investigation of a solar/wind 4 kW micro generation system and T–1000 1.2 kW PEM fuel cell

    Hybrid system inclusive of renewable energy may be a key component for the solution of global warming, poor air quality, economic dependence, reducing–dwindling reserves of fossil fuels and also carbon tax in Australia. Firstly, this paper describes the experimental setup of wind/solar 4 kW micro generation system, examines the energy produced and various readings of monthly, weekly, daily and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An experimental investigation of a solar/wind 4 kW micro generation system and T-1000 1.2 kW PEM fuel cell

    Hybrid system inclusive of renewable energy may be a key component for the solution of global warming, poor air quality, economic dependence, reducing-dwindling reserves of fossil fuels and also carbon tax in Australia. Firstly, this paper describes the experimental setup of wind/solar 4 kW micro generation system, examines the energy produced and various readings of monthly, weekly, daily and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Revolutionary New Solar Cell Facility Uses PSP to Safely Handle Corrosive Fume Exhaust

    In these days of ever rising energy costs, one Canadian company has unveiled a new type of solar cell technology to harness the nearly limitless potential of the sun. This new solar cell technology, expected to revolutionize the advanced photovoltaic cell industry, uses thousands of tiny silicon spheres as the focus of this breakthough. And Fab-Tech's PermaShield Pipe played a major role in the ...


    By FAB-TECH Incorporated

  • Emissions through solar PV systems – a review

    Photovoltaic (PV) system has been quoted for wide range of green house gas (GHG) emissions through life cycle assessment (LCA) studies. There are a variety of solar cell materials available, which vary in conversion efficiency and emission of CO 2 . This paper is based on the LCA analysis of PV system which starts from the production of these solar cells and goes through the stages known as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solar Energy and Power Importance

    Have you ever wondered why solar energy or power is important? You are not alone in this because it is the common question of all. Before we can understand why solar energy is important we should have a good idea of what solar energy is. Solar energy is produced by the sun. It can be harnessed like any other type of energy and used to ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Environmental Issue of Solar Energy

    In today’s modernized society, demands of the usage of energy are increasing due to the uprising development of new inventions and technologies that requires electricity. Energy consumption is increasing also due to the growth of the population. Right now, as people have developed solar energy as one of the main alternatives for the shortage of power and ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • A brighter future for solar in Texas

    I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that. - Thomas Edison, in conversation with Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone, 1931 According to the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), Texas has the greatest solar energy potential of any state in the country. “If photovoltaic (PV) systems operating ...

  • Go Solar Successfully With These Tips

    Installing solar systems in residential areas on a domestic level is a common sight nowadays. All solar power generation units basically work by converting sunlight in to electricity using photovoltaic cells. Over time, there have been considerable leaps in the technology levels of this invention. This environment free power source with minimal maintenance or everyday cost is now being rapidly ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Life cycle costing of a self-sufficient solar-hydrogen system

    In a renewable energy-based system, energy storage must match the energy demand with supply. Usually a lead-acid battery is utilised as a short-term energy buffer. A system, which has a combination of an electrolyser and a high-pressure hydrogen tank for long-term energy storage, is considered in this paper. The cost intensive components are sized considering the least cost and by performing a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Antenna, merged with solar panels

    The EPFL researchers have managed to merge antennas and solar cells in a mixed device that promises unprecedented efficiency. It is a first step towards the development of more compact and lighter satellites, but also to the improvement of mobile communication systems used in case of disaster. Traditionally, telecommunication antennas and solar cells do not mix. They must function independently ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Are Solar Powered Drones The Way Forward?

    Just recently, Titan Aerospace released a video of a solar-powered drone that will be put through rigorous testing later on this year. Named the Solara 50, the drone can theoretically fly without having to land constantly to fuel up. The implications are numerous – from the fact that a drone that does not need to land can be used in the name of science, to the possibility that it might be ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Solar Power 2011 - Solar PV Breaks Records in 2010

    Solar photovoltaic (PV) companies manufactured a record 24,000 megawatts of PV cells worldwide in 2010, more than doubling their 2009 output. Annual PV production has grown nearly 100-fold since 2000, when just 277 megawatts of cells were made.  Newly installed PV also set a record in 2010, as 16,600 megawatts were installed in more than 100 countries.  This brought the total worldwide ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

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