Solar Energy Articles

  • A robust data logger provided key temperature information during trials of the Solar Team Great Britain vehicle

    Trials in Australia of the Team’s entry for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge included using a Tinytag data logger to provide valuable performance data with regard to temperature fluctuations, to help optimise the vehicle design. Solar Team Great Britain is building a solar-powered car to compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in October 2017. Racing across Australia from ...


    By Gemini Data Loggers Ltd

  • North of Scotland shines for Moray ‘super-solar’ site

    A massive solar project in Moray which could provide enough electricity to power the whole of Elgin demonstrates that the north of Scotland is a prime location for this type of renewable energy solution. The ambitious energy project will use around 200,000 solar PV panels and will provide enough electricity for 21,000 homes. It is being planned by Elgin Energy at the former RAF airfield at ...


    By AES Ltd

  • How TD and Bullfrog Power collaborated on an innovative green energy initiative - Case study

    In November 2016, Bullfrog Power and TD Bank Group launched a first-of-a-kind renewable energy collaboration, encompassing the full suite of Bullfrog’s renewable energy products – ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Optimizing Wind and Solar Power in Africa

    Editor's Note: The following is a news release authored by Julie Chao and issued by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on April 5, 2017 To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Integrating Solar Lights with Motion Sensors

    Solar powered motion sensor lights are effective security accessories for remote locations that experience sufficient amounts of sunlight throughout the day. The units offer seamless installation, require minimal maintenance and remain operational without electrical support. Locations without dependable access to the grid may find solar security lights useful in maintaining illumination at night. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Closer Look at the Capacity of SLA Batteries and Solar Energy Systems

    Sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries have a reputation for being durable when used to support portable electronic devices. They require minimal maintenance and offer leak-proof capabilities. But when used with solar energy systems, the units present issues that can hinder the potential and performance of the machines. For example, general purpose SLA batteries should not be deep cycled, as ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Case study - Transparent Solar Bus Shelter

    London - Canary Wharf System kWp: 2.8 kWp Area: 36 m2 Inverter: Solis mini 1000 Modules Used: PS-CT-64/48 In collaborating with Marshalls and the Canary Wharf Group, Polysolar designed an innovative new, transparent solar bus shelter at Canary Wharf. The solar PV is integrated within the structure which not only provides shelter from the elements but is also expected to generate ...


    By Polysolar Limited

  • Artificial intelligence for predicting solar still production and comparison with stepwise regression under arid climate

    Forecasting the efficiency of solar still production (SSP) can reduce the capital risks involved in a solar desalination project. Solar desalination is an attractive method of water desalination and offers a more reliable water source. In this study, to estimate SSP, we employed the data obtained from experimental fieldwork. SSP is assumed to be a function of ambient temperature, relative ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How renewable energy advocates are hurting the climate cause

    Overly optimistic reports of renewables’ success are not only misleading but also counterproductive In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, the proliferation of misinformation on social media is finally getting the attention it deserves. Or so I thought. ...


    By Ensia

  • Considerations for Solar Energy Systems that owners must know about

    Considerations for Solar Energy Systems that Owners Must Know About Installing solar energy in your home requires understanding key variables that can help you put together a fully functioning off-grid solar system. These factors include the following: daily energy consumption, number of solar panels, battery selection and maintenance. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Bullfrog Power’s green energy and the new carbon pricing programs in Ontario and Alberta: your questions answered

    Here at Bullfrog Power, the team is pleased to see increasing provincial, federal and international action on climate to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. We’re supportive of a variety of both market-based and policy-based mechanisms to reduce carbon and fight climate change. We recognize that our customers may have questions about how these programs affect your decision to ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • White House Briefing: Solar Goals Exceeded!

    Christine Harada Federal Chief Sustainability Officer, CEQ Christine Harada is the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer. In this capacity, she is responsible for promoting environmental and energy sustainability across Federal Government operations including 360,000 buildings, 650,000 vehicles, and $445 billion ...

  • Change is the only constant

    2016 was a year of big changes for Lufft: A change in the ownership structure took place in January and in August I took the reins as the new Managing Director. After more than 100 days at the innovative measuring technology manufacturer with a long company history, I would like to share with you my experiences and impressions in the new position. What characterizes Lufft? A good mix! ...

  • Fueling the demand for solar systems

    Solar street lighting market valued at $15B by 2024 It’s no secret governments and companies are trending toward reducing, or eliminating, their carbon footprint, and their dependence on fossil fuels.  This is due to a number of factors including increasingly more education on environmental impacts, more transparency, and a widespread desire to be eco-friendly.  It’s ...


    By Urban Solar

  • Ellen Williams: The future of energy innovation

    As director of the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy, Ellen Williams plays a pivotal role in cultivating and guiding energy technology discovery and development in the United States. Ensia recently invited Williams to share her views on what we should watch for in the wide world of energy innovation in the months and years to come. What in your ...


    By Ensia

  • Smart Electric Vehicle Charging Saves City Money - Case Study

    Challenge Located between San Francisco and Sacramento, the City of Benicia is an ideal place for electric vehicle (EV) drivers to stop and charge should their cars be low on range. However, the city’s existing infrastructure took four-to-six hours to fully charge a vehicle. In an effort to provide a better option for commuters, and draw additional visitors to Benicia’s ...


    By Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

  • Bill Walton Talks About Going Solar with NRG Home Solar

    NBA great Bill Walton encourages us all: Power your house with solar for all the practical reasons—and for all the right reasons. “I made the commitment that I would work to help bring every person access to clean power. That is the future. We all have to make the choice to be part of the future, to have clean air and clean water so everyone can move forward in life. And it all starts ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • Robert Kennedy Jr. goes solar with NRG Home Solar

    When Robert Kennedy Jr. moved to his Malibu, California home he wanted to put solar panels on his roof as quickly as possible. “We have a big household – we have seven children. My kids always have friends here so there is a lot going on at this house and there is substantial energy used.” There were several reasons he wanted to go solar. “You’re doing ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • Solar in Massachusetts

    Massachusetts is known for being the landing place of the Mayflower, home to the first subway, and birthplace of four presidents. But one thing residents may not be aware of is that their home state was ranked sixth nationally for producing solar energy in 2016. Massachusetts has a proud history of ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • Double nomination for AES Solar

    AN installation handled by our team at AES Solar is in the running for a national award. And we are also delighted to have been selected as a finalist for a local business award too. We will find out if our installation for Craigdon Mountain Sports at the Pentland Outdoor Centre in Edinburgh has won the Sustainable Scotland Award in ...


    By AES Ltd

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