How much can rooftop solar panels contribute to my building’s energy consumption?

Category: Lifestyle, Moderate, Profession, PV

Author : Admin September 2, 2016


Having solar panels on your rooftop enables you to generate power in a distributed manner, right from your residential of factory premises! With the world seeing a significant acceleration in the use...Read more

How best can I power my house with renewable energy?

Category: Basic, Green Buildings, Lifestyle, PV, Renewable, Wind

Author : Admin August 31, 2016


Having renewable energy generated right at your home is all the rage today. Well, while you might be reading some fancy ideas about some exotic renewable energy sources you can use to power your home,...Read more

What is concentrating solar power? Why is it not as popular as solar photovoltaic (PV)?

Category: Advanced, CPV, Profession, PV, Thermal

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


We all have heard about solar power. And now comes concentrating solar power. What exactly is concentrating solar power? Concentrating solar power is just that – it concentrates sunlight onto a...Read more

How did the cost of solar power decrease so rapidly?

Category: Basic, PV

Author : Admin August 27, 2016


From a high of about $30/W in the early 1980s, solar power plants (ground mounted solar farms) in most parts of the world cost much less than $2/W in 2016! Even as recent as 2010, a similar solar P...Read more

Is it possible to have solar panels on the sides and walls of a building?

Category: Advanced, Lifestyle, PV

Author : Admin August 22, 2016


Image Source: US Dept of Energy The whole world seems to be going solar! While having solar panels on rooftops is becoming less strange every passing year, some folks are keen to have solar panels co...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

Is it true concentrating solar PV can reach 40% efficiency?

Category: Advanced, Profession, PV

Author : Admin August 14, 2016


In concentrating solar PV, much higher efficiencies than those for conventional PV are achieved by concentrating sunlight on solar panels. In this technology, sunlight is concentrated on solar panels...Read more

Thin Film Solar Panels

Category: PV

Author : Admin August 9, 2016


What are thin film solar panels?...Read more