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Solar power in growing pains

by European Energy Review (EER)  (Apr. 27, 2009)

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 ...

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

by GreenPoma.com  (Oct. 6, 2009)

'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 ...

Free solar for Africa?

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Oct. 28, 2013)

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 ...

Concentrating Solar Power

by U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy  (Jan. 1, 2000)

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 ...

Top U.S. Solar States

by NRG Solar LLC  (Aug. 2, 2016)

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 ...

Residential Solar's popularity in the USA

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Sep. 18, 2013)

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 ...

Solar Glossary of Terms

by NRG Solar LLC  (Aug. 25, 2016)

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 ...

The Growing Solar Industry

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Aug. 13, 2013)

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, ...

What Are Solar Buildings Technologies?

by U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy  (Jan. 1, 2000)

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, ...

Solar Streetlights: Bright Side

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Jun. 17, 2014)

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. ...

How a Solar Light Works

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Jul. 17, 2014)

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 ...

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 ...

The Grid vs. Rooftop Solar

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (May 21, 2014)

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 ...

Solar energy based thermal energy storage system using phase change materials

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 2, 2011)

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 ...

A brighter future for solar in Texas

by Citizens League for Environmental Action Now (CLEAN)  (Jan. 1, 2007)

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 ...

Solar Streetlights Are Bright

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Jul. 18, 2014)

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 ...

Various Uses of Solar Lights

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Jul. 25, 2014)

Solar lights play a major role in this current age due to the numerous developments that have been made over time. They initially lasted less than a day or just for a few hours at night because there was minimal energy to go around. Solar lights right now can last a couple of days because of the solar unit’s ability to store electrical ...

Go Solar Successfully With These Tips

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (May 22, 2014)

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 ...

CPV solar power system

by Power Inverter Co  (Feb. 25, 2014)

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. ...

Solar Tech: The Global Phenomenon

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Jun. 3, 2014)

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 ...

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