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  • Solar Panels

    Challenger Hydraulics is part of a group of companies, one of which specialises in the manufacture of waste recycling equipment to minimise landfill and environmental impact. As a result the directors of the company are constantly looking at ways of reducing their environmental impact in line with the general ethos of the Challenger Group. This has driven us to installing a 37kW solar panel ...


    By Challenger Handling Limited

  • Future Solar Panels

    The solar panels we see tend to be rigid and black. Organic photovoltaic technology, by contrast, enables more translucent and more flexible solar panels in a range of colours to be manufactured. But this technology needs to meet certain requirements if it is to be accepted on the market: greater efficiency, longer duration and low production cost. So this research has set out “to analyse ...

  • A Bright Future for Solar Panels

    The future of solar panels is looking even brighter. New research by Cambridge University scientists has led to the development of a more efficient solar cell. Currently, solar cells capture part of the sun's light. Much of the energy of the absorbed light is lost as heat, meaning a maximum of 34% of the sunlight is converted to electrical power. However, Cambridge scientists have made a ...


    By Centrica

  • Panel Temperature Monitoring Optimizes Solar Panel Efficiency

    A specialized panel temperature sensor has been developed by Columbia Weather Systems for weather station applications monitoring solar panel arrays. The new sensor is available for Capricorn 2000EX Weather Stations™ or any CWS Weather Station using the ...

  • Save Money on Installation and Solar Panel Grants With Solar Panels Prices

    Solar panels have been in the news a lot of late as the government attempts to cut the current solar panel grants in half. In an attempt to benefit from the higher Feed-In Tariff, there has been a gold rush in the industry. To help save homeowners more money, Solar Panels Prices has put an innovative quote system in place which could save customers up to 75% off ...


    By Marketwire

  • EU – China: Solar Panel Case

    It has been few weeks since the European Union led an investigation on alleged Chinese dumping on solar panels. This case was brought to Brussels’ attention by E.U ProSun, a European organization created by some industry professionals. Few years ago, the solar panel industry in Europe was mainly dominated by German companies such as SolarWorld, one of the leaders on the solar panel market. ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Green light for solar panels in Scotland

    The majority of householders in Scotland will be able to install solar panels and other energy generating equipment without planning permission from now on, although government ministers have yet to decide whether to exempt wind turbines and air-source heat pumps. Ground-source and water-source heat pumps will get the green light, as will flues for biomass systems which use organic materials. The ...


    By WWF International

  • Dutch to test solar panels on bicycle path

    A project dubbed "SolaRoad" gets underway in the Netherlands this week, testing roadways as a potential canvas to collect solar energy. Fittingly for the cycle-crazy Dutch, the first SolaRoad is a bike path not far from Amsterdam. The path is built of massive, Lego-like modules of solar panels embedded in concrete, each with heavy-duty glass on top protecting them from wear. An additional rough ...


    By Associated Press

  • H2 Eco installs `invisible` solar panels

    Although solar PV panels are becoming far more commonplace, there are still times where home owners find the look of the panels too obtrusive. The team were recently called to a property in Wimborne where the homeowner was most keen to utilise solar energy, but had concerns about the visual impact on his roof. Not only that, but his neighbours had also made comments about seeing ...


    By H2ecO

  • Inventor Pushes Solar Panels for Roads, Highways

    The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear that comes from inclement weather and vehicles, big and small, to generate electricity. "We need to rebuild our ...


    By Associated Press

  • Act Now: Solar Panels Deadline Revealed

    As expected, the Government have announced the changes they will be making to the feed-in tariff scheme linked with solar panels. The DECC have revealed that tariff rates will be slashed by nearly 25% on August 1, and the new tariff will be just 16p/kWh. This means there's little time to ensure you make maximum earnings. Installing and registering solar panels before August 1 will ensure you ...


    By Marketwire

  • Solar panel silicon recovery methods tested

    A three-step chemical process could successfully recover high-purity silicon from recycled photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, new tests show. The scientists behind the research say that recycling not only helps the PV industry meet regulatory requirements, but also reduces pressure on demand for raw materials. Since 2014, the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive1 has required ...

  • China, EU reach settlement on solar panels

    The Europe Union and Chinese solar panel exporters said Saturday that they had reached a settlement in their long trade dispute, with the exporters agreeing to sell their products at a minimum price in the EU market. The agreement ends one of the biggest-ever trade disputes between China and Europe - a row that threatened to escalate into a full-blown trade war involving European wines and to ...


    By Associated Press

  • Act Now and Earn More Money With Solar Panels

    As long as you have an energy efficient home, with the current 21p/kWh rate which is now guaranteed for solar panels you'll: -- Have reduced installation costs -- Generate free electricity for your home -- Receive a fixed income of around GBP 500 annually for 25 years -- Earn a 10-15% return of investment -- Export excess energy to the National Grid -- Be producing carbon-free ...


    By Marketwire

  • Cheaper solar panels fuel rise in renewable energy

    A dramatic drop in the price of solar power technology last year helped the continued growth of renewable energy, according to a U.N.-backed report published Wednesday. Global energy-generating capacity from renewable sources rose by 115 gigawatts in 2012, compared with 105 gigawatts the previous year, the report by the Paris-based think tank REN21 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Weather Stations Monitor Solar Panel Arrays

    Columbia Weather Systems has added two ISO second-class compliant solar radiation sensors as options for its Weather MicroServer to improve monitoring the efficiency of solar panel arrays. The Kipp and Zonen (top) and Hukseflux thermopile-based sensors can be mounted horizontally for global radiation measurement or at plane of array (POA) for PV solar applications. With high performance and ...

  • EU slaps levies on Chinese solar panel imports

    The European Union says it will impose anti-dumping levies on imports of Chinese solar panels, in a move that could trigger a trade war between two of the world's largest economies. The 27-nation bloc will impose a tariff of about 12 percent on the import of solar panels, cells and wafers this week, EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht announced Tuesday. That will increase to an average of 47 ...


    By Associated Press

  • IKEA Starts Selling Solar Panels For Homes

    Swedish flat-pack furniture giant IKEA will start selling residential solar panels at its stores in Britain, the first step in its plan to bring renewable energy to the mainstream market worldwide. The company started selling solar panels made by China's Hanergy in its store in Southampton on Monday. It will sell them in the rest of Britain in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Let the Sun Shine In _ On White House Solar Panels

    Technicians have finished installing solar panels on the White House roof, capping a project that President Barack Obama hopes will send a signal that renewable energy is feasible and environmentally shrewd. Obama said in 2010 that he would retrofit his family's new home with solar panels starting in 2011, then use the power generated to heat water for the first family and provide some ...


    By Associated Press

  • Solar Panel: European Union – China Dispute

    On June 4th, European Union commissioner Karel de Gucht announced his decision on the Chinese solar panels Tax dispute. Regardless of Chinese Authorities mobilization to avoid those penalties, taxes will be institute on solar panel importation from China. For weeks, Beijing warned Brussels about the consequences of a vote in favor of the tax on Chinese solar panels to ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

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