solar energy Articles

  • Exergy of solar radiation

    Solar radiation reaching the ground is accompanied with radiation entropy. When the entropy production rate within any solar energy conversion device is to be calculated, the incoming radiation entropy flux has to be known. In this contribution, first it is shown how the radiation entropy flux arriving on earth is to be calculated. Secondly, the interaction between the incoming radiation and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Current Solar Industries Examined

    Nowadays, solar energy becomes in demand due to the increasing occurrence of new technologies and gadgets. With this, more countries from different cultures and races have discovered new and effective ways in order to utilize and maximize the benefits that environment can offer. Solar energy is one of the best examples they have discovered which brought profit and benefits to either the people ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • From Solar Rays to Electricity

    Solar energyrefers to solar radiation energy. Since the formation of the earth, organism relies on the light and heat provide by the sun to survive.Solar energyis a kind of renewable energy. The biggest advantage ofsolar energyis that it is inexhaustible on earth. And it is the basic source of many other kinds of energy, such aswind energy,chemical energy, thewater energyand so on. It is called ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Eat your energy efficiency vegetables before indulging in a solar powered dessert: Five ways to save energy

    'In the nation's pursuit of energy affordability, climate change mitigation, and energy security, energy efficiency stands out as perhaps the single most promising resource.' -- Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy, McKinsey and Company, September, 2009.We couldn't have said it better ourselves. The problem is, while both business and residential energy efficiency can be major ways to ...


    By GreenPoma.com

  • Solar PV Testing

    Introduction The time is now for clean, renewable energy technologies. Favorable government tax credits, a decreased dependency upon oil, and the need to stimulate the economy are just three of the planets that have aligned, favoring the expansion of technologies that harness the sun’s energy. Manufacturers of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) modules and panels strive to improve product effi ...


    By Thermotron Industries

  • Solar Glossary of Terms

    If you are new to the solar world, there are a few phrases you need to master in order to expertly navigate your way to the best solar installation for home. Here is a brief explanation of all the terms you may encounter during your solar journey. Energy Audit This is an audit conducted by a professional that measures electricity usage in the ...


    By NRG Solar LLC

  • Solar Glossary of Terms

    If you are new to the solar world, there are a few phrases you need to master in order to expertly navigate your way to the best solar installation for home. Here is a brief explanation of all the terms you may encounter during your solar journey. Energy Audit This is an audit conducted by a professional that measures electricity usage in the home. The results allow homeowners to ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • Solar power in growing pains

    The production of solar cells across the globe is experiencing unprecedented growth. In 2007 production increased by 70%, as opposed to an average of 40% in previous years. Today, the installed worldwide capacity amounts to 10 GigaWatt-peak (GWp). Although this is still only about 10% of installed wind power in the world, the other good news is that the price of solar power is still going down. ...


    By European Energy Review (EER)

  • Free solar for Africa?

    The African continent is not homogeneous. The constant gap between the way we perceive the north of the continent and the harsh reality that the South is going through is often surprising. Many start to see and praise the "African miracle” progresses. However, many obstacles remain for Africa to impose its way. The sun, is a natural, free and abundant wealth in the African land, would it ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Residential Solar's popularity in the USA

    Solar PV prices are decreasing with time. The Federal government as well as States multiplied incentives to encourage citizens to flip the switch. The 30% federal tax credit can be add to States’ subsidies and thus entitle more citizens to access solar energy. Incentives are not the only factors that explain the rocketing popularity of solar PV, net metering and solar leasing are also ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Concentrating Solar Power

    Technology Overview   By collecting solar energy during daylight hours and storing it in hot molten salt, concentrating solar power technologies like power towers give utilities an alternative method for meeting peak loads. (Warren Gretz)  Concentrating solar power plants produce electric power by converting the sun’s energy into high-temperature heat using ...

  • Top U.S. Solar States

    Solar is on the rise in the United States. As of March 2016, Solar Energy Industries Association released figures showing the top states for solar power. Here are a few states that are shining bright when it comes to solar. New York New York has ...


    By NRG Solar LLC

  • Solar Glossary of Terms

    If you are new to the solar world, there are a few phrases you need to master in order to expertly navigate your way to the best solar installation for home. Here is a brief explanation of all the terms you may encounter during your solar journey. Energy Audit This is an audit conducted by a professional that measures electricity usage in the home. The results ...


    By NRG Solar LLC

  • Solar Streetlights: Bright Side

    The world’s largest demand of energy resources is the renewable one. These includes the bio fuel, geothermal energy, wind power, hydro-electricity and solar power. Among the names being mentioned, experts preferably chosen solar power as one of the great source that must be cultivate to solve the economic issues and problems in the earth. Otherwise, scientists develop new discoveries and ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • The Growing Solar Industry

    Solar industry is still growing despite the several crises it faced so far this year. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the worldwide solar capacity will grow by 37 gigawatts in 2013 when it grew by 30.5 gigawatts the previous year. Strong interests toward solar industry are shown, mostly from Asia. During the second quarter of the year, solar systems’ shipments were ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • What Are Solar Buildings Technologies?

    Solar buildings technologies use the non-polluting power of the sun to help heat, cool, and power our buildings. Because buildings now use one-third of the energy currently consumed in this country, the potential markets for using solar buildings technologies in place of conventional ones is substantial. Whether you're a home owner, architect, builder, business owner, or industry or utility ...

  • Solar energy based thermal energy storage system using phase change materials

    Nowadays for solar heating applications, usage of phase change materials (PCM) to store the heat in the form of latent heat is increased, because large quantity of thermal energy is stored in small volume. The present experimental investigation on the thermal energy storage (TES) system is developed using paraffin and stearic acid as PCM. In the present system solar energy is used as heat source ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Grid vs. Rooftop Solar

    The development of solar micro-grids and mini-grids in the remotest parts of Australia seems to be a rational step in the right direction economically. However, network operators all over the world are still in doubt when it comes to the vast population in urban areas adopting similar methods. The question lies with the homeowner choosing to buy the necessary power generating equipment ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • How a Solar Light Works

    A solar light is a light that has the ability to convert sunlight from the afternoon hours into electrical energy that eventually powers the light whenever it is required. It looks no different from a regular light but there are very many subtle differences in the background. A solar panel collects the sun’s radiation and then transforms it into electrical energy. The converted ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Solving solar-power issues

    Certainly, no one would accept only having electricity during the day, and then only on clear days, if they have a choice. We need energy storage -- batteries. Unfortunately, batteries add a lot of cost and maintenance to the PV system. Currently, however, it's a necessity if you want to be completely independent. One way around the problem is to connect your house to the utility grid, buying ...


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