solar power Articles

  • Powering Renewable Programs: The Utility Perspective

    When considering how to build out a renewable energy portfolio, there are a lot of factors and many points of view to consider. For purposes of this narrative, we will take the point of view of the electric utility itself. Your electricity providers are quite familiar with the concept of a “smart grid.” According to the Department of Energy (DOE), a smart grid “generally refers ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Closing The California Clean Energy Divide

    Reducing Electric Bills in Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing with Solar+Storage Executive Summary BATTERY STORAGE IS EMERGING AS AN effective new strategy for reducing electricity costs for affordable multifamily rental housing in California. Battery storage systems not only provide economic returns today, they can also preserve the value of solar in an ...


    By Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

  • ´More Stations. More Data. Better Forecasts.´ – the NYS Mesonet

    “More Stations. More Data. Better Forecasts.” – that’s the slogan of New York State Mesonet. The weather observation network consists of a total of 125 weather stations all over the state of New York and Lufft was selected as one of the vendors to support them in capturing the data. All 125 of the weathers stations have the standard instrumentation suite. Of those 125, 17 ...

  • Solar powered dosing cube

    WES Ltd has developed a solar powered version of its popular and recently improved dosing CUBE concept. Based around 24V DC versions of the Alldos DDI range of digital dosing pumps, the system provides all of the usual advantages of the dosing CUBE with the added benefit of being able to accurately dose chemicals in locations where no power supply is available and provide further mobility ...


    By WES Ltd / Weschem Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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)

  • 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

  • Haiti solar power

    The largely government owned electricity sector in Haiti is facing a deep, permanent crisis characterized by dramatic shortages and the lowest coverage of electricity in the Western Hemisphere with only about 12.5% of the population (25% if illegal connections are accounted for)having regular access to electricity. In addition, Haiti's large share of thermal generation (70%) makes the country ...


    By Lakay Mouin Foundation

  • 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

  • Types of Solar Power System for your Power Needs

    Frequent power cuts, shortage of electricity and slow power generation are some of the growing concerns that the world is facing.  It’s time now to look out for alternatives for generating electricity. Without electricity, life comes to a standstill and it’s impossible to imagine a day without it. Thus, alternatives for electricity are needed. One such alternative is the solar ...


    By Blue Sail Energy Solutions

  • Solar Powered Streetlights are more popular

    Lighting takes on many forms and is used in all areas. Solar lighting has over the years been used indoors but it is now gaining popularity outside. Solar outdoor lighting is the new fad and with good reason. It has been found to have quite a number of benefits even though people had initially dismissed solar lighting as ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Solar-powered lights - Some of their advantages

    Solar-powered lighting is emerging as an environmental-friendly and cost-efficient solution in many outdoor lighting applications. Many municipalities are finding them to be the perfect solution for illuminating streets, pathways, parking lots, and signs in location not easily connected to the power-grid. Solar lights use solar panels to convert sunlight during the daytime into electricity and ...


    By ReInvent LED

  • Solar Power - Become Energy Independent

    Did you know that the energy used to power your home through your utility company comes from non-renewable resources? What will happen in the future when these resources have been depleted? People are going to eventually have to turn to solar power. Why not start now? Once installed, you can reduce or even eliminate your energy costs while maker the earth a little greener at the same time. Solar ...


  • Solar thermal power coming to a boil

    After emerging in 2006 from 15 years of hibernation, the solar thermal power industry experienced a surge in 2007, with 100 megawatts of new capacity coming online worldwide. During the 1990s, cheap fossil fuels, combined with a loss of state and federal incentives, put a damper on solar thermal power development. However, recent increases in energy prices, escalating concerns about global ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Georgia Power to expand solar project

    Thursday, the Public Service Commission of Georgia approve a plan to expand solar energy share through the utility Georgia Power. The company will have to buy solar energy from energy farm to reeach a 525MW production by 2016. Moreover, Georgia Power has many challenges to come. As two proposals of the company will have to face the Public Service Commission's vote first. Opponents of Georgia ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • The Beauty of Solar Powered LED Lights

    Go outside and look at your compound from your doorstep and even from the main entrance. Does it appeal to you? Imagine those magazine photos you have been seeing of gardens that look insanely unreal to be on earth, let alone someone’s front yard. They are lined with beautiful lights and features that take your breath away! Now stop imagining and take on the task of beautifying ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Solar power generation by photovoltaic technology

    The various forms of solar energy, solar heat, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal electricity, and solar fuels offer a clean, climate-friendly, very abundant and in-exhaustive energy resource to mankind. Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaic (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). The research has been under way since the ...


    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

  • Benefits of A Solar Powered Security Light

    Security lights are important to every neighborhood whether it is composed of residential or business premises. This is because, as the name suggests, they provide added security to an area. Taking this into consideration there is a need to have them everywhere.   They are usually required to stay on for very long hours but looking at cutting costs would lead you to the green ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

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