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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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • BioSolar Backed Solar Panels Debut at GovGreen Conference

    BioSolar, Inc. (OTCBB: BSRC), developer of a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that reduce the cost of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules, today reported that the company will present BioBacksheet integrated PV panels at the GovGreen Conference held in Washington DC later this week. The panels were produced by four ...


    By BioSolar, Inc.

  • High-power, self-cleaning solar panels

    There are two obvious problems with photovoltaic cells, solar panels. First, they are very shiny and so a lot of the incident sunlight is simply reflected back into the sky rather than being converted into electricity. Secondly, they get dirty with dust and debris caught on the wind and residues left behind by rain and birds. Now, research published in the International Journal of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • BMW and Honda Fitting Solar Panels at Their Car Factories

    Motoring giants BMW and Honda are set to be next in line to fit solar pv panels at their production facilities. Both of the behemoths in the automobile industry are looking to start incorporating more on-site solar electricity generation. Honda has been installing solar power generation systems at their plants all around Japan and they have so ...


    By Marketwire

  • SunPower Announces New Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility

    SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWRA, SPWRB), a manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, today announced plans to own and operate a solar panel manufacturing facility in Mexicali, Mexico to meet the demand of a growing North American solar market. SunPower plans to lease an existing building, which has up to 320,000 square feet of capacity. ...


    By SunPower Corporation

  • Move your solar panels and keep your tariff

    From summer 2019 medium and large building-mounted solar PV systems will be allowed to be moved between buildings without the loss of Feed-in Tariff (FIT) payments. Previously, if a FIT accredited installation was moved it became ineligible for further support. Now, landlords and tenants who cannot guarantee having long-term ownership or lease of a building can move their solar PV and keep their ...

  • Abu Dhabi bets on anti-dust solar panels

    Abu Dhabi is teaming up with a global electronics company to develop better coatings for solar panels to make them cheaper and easier to keep clean in desert conditions. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region stands to benefit from concentrated solar power (CSP) — a technology that uses ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Pakistan turns Desert into a Sea of Solar Panels

    One of the world’s largest solar plants has been opened in Pakistan with the aim of supplying clean, reliable energy and helping alleviate the country’s chronic power shortages. The plant, spread over more than 200 hectares of desert land in the south of Pakistan’s Punjab province, will generate 100 megawatts (MW) in its initial phase and more than 300MW by the end of the year, ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Hanwha Solar Panels Selected for VISION House(R)

    COSTA MESA, Calif., April 24, 2012 /PRnewswire-Asia/ -- Hanwha Solar, a leading global solar company and manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers and photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, today announces its participation in the VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Hanwha Solar is providing solar PV panels for the experiential exhibit ...


    By Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd.

  • 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 ...

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