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 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