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Five Breakthroughs In Solar Technology

Sunday, July 22, 2012

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Five Breakthroughs In Solar Technology

Constant progress in innovations of solar technology has surprised both solar experts and newcomers alike. Improvement is not only confined to the more traditional solar technology but also involves new handheld devices and applications. These innovations guarantee that solar will eventually replace fossil fuels as the clean-energy source of choice. The Solar Kindle At this [...]

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World’s First Plug-and-Play Solar Panels Launched

Sunday, April 1, 2012

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World’s First Plug-and-Play Solar Panels Launched

Westinghouse has launched the world’s first fully integrated plug-and-play solar panels. The company’s innovative trademarked instant connection system eliminates panel-to-panel wiring and racking. The company claims their system reduces installation costs by 50%. Last week, the designer and manufacturer of solar power systems, Westinghouse Solar, announced the release of a new line of solar panels [...]

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Apple Might Soon Power Appliances with Solar Energy

Sunday, January 16, 2011

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Apple Might Soon Power Appliances with Solar Energy

Recently, Apple earned their patent for the technology enabling electronic gadget to be powered with the use of solar energy. Apply is going for solar portable devices. In 2009, Apple described how a particular system could charge portable devices with the use of solar panels. They do current hold a patent for the system which [...]

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Solar Energy Is Now Powering Portable Desalination Systems – For Clean Water

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Solar Energy Is Now Powering Portable Desalination Systems – For Clean Water

A portable solar-powered desalination plant has been developed by some inventors from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This technology can help to supply clean water for people living in poorer countries. Solar panels are used to provide the energy necessary to power the desalination system and for a reverse osmosis filtration system – which is [...]

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Motorcycles Powered by Compressed Air

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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Motorcycles Powered by Compressed Air

The typical motorcycles used in the world of today, has an engine that burns gasoline. This source of power emits greenhouse gas and therefore, negatively contributes to environmental pollution. Two Scientists in India have found a ground-breakthrough. They have designed a cleaner motorcycle engine: an engine using compressed air to rotate a small air turbine. [...]

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Selecting The Proper Solar Panel Mounts For Your Array

Saturday, April 24, 2010

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Selecting The Proper Solar Panel Mounts For Your Array

Using the proper solar panel mounting device is vital to how well your solar unit works. The quantity of power you produce is dependent on the amount of sunlight your PV panels can absorb and this is where your choice of mounts is important. What it boils down to is if you want the most [...]

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Myth Buster 5 – Solar Panels Use The Sun’s Heat To Generate Power

Friday, April 23, 2010

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Myth Buster 5 – Solar Panels Use The Sun’s Heat To Generate Power

Whenever there is a new technology available that can universally alter our way of life there is bound to be some misinformation that enters mainstream media and sticks as truth. One of these myths is that solar power is generated using heat from the sun. This is not true so let us have a look [...]

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Solar Power For Your Home Is Much More Simple Than You Thought

Thursday, April 22, 2010

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Solar Power For Your Home Is Much More Simple Than You Thought

Nothing better than a homespun solution to life’s problems. This is true when it comes to our environment and the damage we continue to inflict on it. There are things we can do to aid in reducing the amount of green house gas emitted and individually we can make a difference. At home, it is [...]

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Experiment With Home Solar Power Using These Novel Methods

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Experiment With Home Solar Power Using These Novel Methods

If you are currently on the fence about jumping into solar power for your home, it might be a good idea to take a look at some interesting uses for solar power around your home.   There are likely few better feelings than when you see your electric meter running backwards, feeding power into the [...]

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Myth Buster # 4 – Utility Line Workers Put At Risk Due To Grid-Tied Photovoltaics

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Myth Buster # 4 – Utility Line Workers Put At Risk Due To Grid-Tied Photovoltaics

Skepticism abounds where solar energy is concerned and such cynicism leads to a many untruths and unreliable information. One fable that exists despite its being dispelled often is the one concerning the safety of utility workers. It concerns how that safety is at risk when they are called upon to operate in contact with grid [...]

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