solar panel testing Articles

  • How to Choose the Right Solar Panels

    Whether you've decided to live "off the grid" or simply work eco-friendly energy into your current lifestyle, using solar energy is an ideal way to accomplish the goal. Using photovoltaic technology, the heat and light from the sun are converted into electrical energy that you can use to power your home. Solar panels are made up of solar cells that contain both a positive and negative layer ...


    By Infinite Energy

  • Solar Panel Support Posts Latchways Fall Protection

    With the ever increasing requirement for renewable energy, the use of a building’s roof as a generator of power and subsequent revenue stream has become more viable and principally linked with the installation of solar panels. Latchways success in the fall protection market has been based on innovative fixing and load control technology which is utilised in the Latchways Solar Panel ...


    By Latchways PLC

  • Why Solar Panels Are Grossly Inefficient (But Sometimes the Only Choice)

    Solar energy is an unlimited power source that, in some ways, is very inefficient. At the moment, developments in photovoltaic (PV) technology cannot meet the expectations of mainstream consumers and commercial establishments. However, this does not mean that solar generators are useless. They play a very crucial role in delivering power to far-flung locations, temporary camps and remote bases. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Best Solar Panel Companies Entrust Work To Qualified Supervisors

    The companies that install solar panels have increased in recent times. Homeowners can get information on everything they need to know about their home electricity consumption. The professional experts from solar power companies specialized in providing guidelines for making home with clean solar energy reliant. The professional companies of repute have experienced engineers to ...


    By Solarpanelsxpert

  • Solar`s Time to Rise and Shine.

    Photovoltaic efficiency records are being shattered, thanks to recent advances in materials science. Last month, a researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., loaded a postage stamp–sized solar cell onto a tray and placed it under a high-intensity pulse solar simulator. The simulator flashed a 2.5 millisecond pulse of light, and 19 mirrors reflected the ...


    By Ensia

  • A comparative study on solar array parameter extraction methods

    This paper presents a comparative study on different solar array parameter extraction methods such as a modified Newton–Raphson–based technique proposed in this work and two other popular techniques such as Bouzidi's Newton–Raphson method and Villalva's iterative method. A single–diode–five–parameter model is considered in this study for modelling the solar (PV) panel. The parameters of interest ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Demonstration of a 33% efficient Cassegrainian Solar Module

    Abstract The Cassegrainian solar concentrator module concept we shall describe here uses a primary and a dichroic secondary mirror to split the solar spectrum into two parts and direct the infrared and near visible portions of the spectrum to two separate cell locations. An efficiency of 32.9% (STC) is reported measured outdoors for a solar concentrator PV module using InGaP/GaAs dual ...


    By JX Crystals

  • North Carolina Solar Installation Case Study

    Project Overview Patriot Solar Group (PSG) began working on initial racking designs during Summer of 2011.  At that time, the site was still yet to be cleared, but early soil testings confirmed that a driven post design would be suitable for the site conditions. PSG’s sales and engineering team worked closely with project engineers to ensure the racking design ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Blower Door Pressure Testing, Unvented Attics and Florida Homes

    I recently traveled to theCaribbean on a building science investigation. A large multi-national corporation owns several homes there for local executives. These homes had been plagued with dampness and mold growth problems for several years.  After several attempts to correct these problems, IET was called in, as we had ...

  • In the World: Small Mexican village produces clean water with solar-powered system

    MIT-developed system runs autonomously, producing 1,000 liters per day. In a small village deep in the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula — a day’s drive from any source of clean, drinkable water — researchers from MIT are testing a system that purifies water with the help of the sun. The relatively inexpensive system consists of several modest photovoltaic panels, a large ...

  • Solar heat assisted solid desiccant dehumidifier saved over 30% electricity for air conditioning in Kish Island

    Thermal energy exploited from solar heater panels has been recently assisted in a desiccant wheel air conditioning demonstration project in Kish Island, Persian Gulf, Iran. “This demonstration unit was completed in late 2008 and successfully tested afterwards” said Pejman Izadkhast, M.E., the project manager, “simple solar water heating panels by total surface of 48m2 were utilized to supply ...

  • Avian Flight Concerns Are Legitimate

    With the influx of renewable energy resources being utilized across the world, naturalists have been investigating the potential effects such projects may have on wildlife. Some studies, particularly those centering on avian species, are showing that large solar arrays do in fact affect birds and their flight patterns. Large Panel Fields It comes down to the ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Rain Gauge Fixed with 12 V Regulator

    A friend came to me with a curious problem regarding the research weather stations he maintains. The Geonor rain gauges were experiencing glitches. Some of his stations exhibited only occasional problems, and others were failing almost daily. In the plot below, the rain gauge output is in blue. It should be a steady, increasing line representing the weight of the accumulated precipitation. ...


    By Dyacon, Inc.

  • Start-up of first 100 kw system in Shanghai with 3-sun PV Mirror modules

    ABSTRACT Thanks to funding from the Shanghai City government, Shanghai Import Export Trading Company, and Shanghai Flower Port, we have designed and fabricated in pilot production the first 3-sun 180 W (STC) mirror panels. Three of these panels were first tested in the US showing calibrated PTC ratings of 150 W. Then 24 panels were installed on two 2-axis trackers at the Flower Port in ...


    By JX Crystals

  • Monitoring System for Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Covers

    Three test sections were constructed and instrumented to assess the hydrologic behavior of earthen final covers at two municipal solid waste landfills. A traditional design using a “resistive barrier” was used for two of the test sections, whereas an alternative design using a “capillary barrier” was used for the third test section. The test sections were built in two distinctly different ...


    By ASTM International

  • A Cleaner Energy Future

    As renewable energy plays an increasingly important role in the world’s energy portfolio, the standards of ASTM International Committee E44 are helping to pave the way for innovation in clean energy sources. A growing population and improving living standards around the world are causing significant increases in energy demand and competition for fossil fuels. These escalating energy ...


    By ASTM International

  • Look what’s cooking in the world of renewable energy

    The solar and wind innovations that got us where we are today — and those waiting in the wings — point to a hopeful future. Inside a sprawling single-story office building in Bedford, Mass., in a secret room known as the Growth Hall, the future of solar power is cooking at more than 2,500 °F. Behind closed ...


    By Ensia

  • Case Study Port of Hamburg/Germany

    LOG_aLevel Storm Tide Network at the Port of Hamburg, Germany Since 2003 a Storm Tide Network from General Acoustics GmbH (GA) has been satisfactory operating at the Port of Hamburg. In a first test phase of two years a LOG_aLevel station was successfully tested by the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) against its conventional gauges. Due to the good results in terms of accuracy and ...


    By General Acoustics e.K.

  • Statoil backs wind storage; LG Chem eyes Australia growth

    Battery maker LG Chem plans to expand its footprint in the Australian residential solar and battery storage market, the company announced on March 24, citing the “exponential traction” for its RESU6.4EX residential energy storage system in Australia and the “untapped opportunity” for solar energy ...


    By FCBI Energy

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