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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Solar Streetlights Are Bright

    Solar lighting is being adopted by very many households and they are now becoming a common fixture on streets. They are famed mostly for the savings they bring about in terms of energy bills and maintenance costs and that anyone who uses solar lighting is contributing to a reversal of the damage done by carbon ...


    By Greenshine New Energy 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

  • 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 Tech: The Global Phenomenon

    Talking about the present situation of the world, we can really say that we have come to the point wherein almost everything is possible. We can directly jump into conclusion that the world is progressing compared with billion years ago. This is because of the changes brought to us by the new millennium. As we can see, as time passes by, change is ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • 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

  • 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

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