What’s the biggest challenge facing renewable energy sources?

Category: Basic, Profession, Renewable, Solar, Storage, Wind

Author : Admin September 3, 2016


Until a few years back, one of the biggest challenges facing renewable energy sources was their cost of generation. Now, however, with the cost of solar power dropping fast, and the cost of fossil bas...Read more

Can the entire world run on solar power alone?

Category: Basic, Profession, Renewable, Solar, Storage

Author : Admin August 25, 2016


Image credit: Inhabitat Half the news reports we read today seem to be about solar power. It is as if the entire world will soon be running on solar power. Well, that kind of pops up the question: Ca...Read more

Can concentrating solar PV be combined with solar thermal?

Category: Advanced, Profession, PV, Solar, Thermal

Author : Admin August 20, 2016


For those new to solar, here’s what concentrating solar PV means: It refers to a way of generating solar power in which, through the use of lenses, concentrated sunlight falls on the solar pa...Read more

Why aren’t millions of homes having small wind turbines, just as they have solar panels?

Category: Lifestyle, Moderate, Solar, Wind

Author : Admin August 20, 2016


You would have seen solar panels on quite a few rooftops. Some of you might have also seen small wind turbines on rooftops or right next to homes. These are just indications of a larger shift that is...Read more

Can I get temperatures above 100 degrees C with solar water heaters?

Category: Moderate, Profession, Solar, Thermal

Author : Admin August 5, 2016


If you have used solar water heaters, you will know that you can at best get about 70 deg C (about 160 deg F) from it. However, some simple innovations and tweaks made to the traditional solar water ...Read more