Montpellier solar food farm
This Solar Food Farm in Montpellier (France) is a successfull research project.
It took a while to find the balance between maximizing the amount of electricity produced by the solar panels and maintaining the productive capacity of the farm.
But after three growing seasons they had their answer: yes, balance was possible. But not quite for the reason they expected.
By transfer printing instead of etching, the new method developed by Lee and his colleagues may be used to make very flexible photovoltaics with a smaller amount of materials.
The thin cells can be integrated onto glasses frames or fabric and might power the next wave of wearable electronics.
Scientists have developed solar cells of 1 micrometer thick. That’s 100 times thinner than a human hair. Interesting isn’t it?
If we’re ever going to unlock the true potential of solar, we need to think , and examine what smaller, lightweight, and even wearable solar cells could do for us. beyond today’s large rooftop solar panels Read More
1440WH Home Solar Panels Generator of Solar Power Systems Products Price 250W (125W*2) solar panel, 1440Wh (12V 120Ah) lead acid battery, 220V 600W pure sine wave off grid inverter, 12V 20A solar controller.
Do you want off-grid? The portable solar power market just keeps heating up, with new configurations of larger sizes of ‘ ‘ starting to hit the shelves. solar panel plus battery storage system
Especially the mobile renewable energy products which combine
and inverter system
that offer all-in-one solution for off-grid and emergency applications. Read More
This solar powered WaterWheel removes tons of plastic bottles, cups and cigarette butts from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
This beautiful WaterWheel cleans the harbor of Baltimore.
The harbor was polluted with toxines and tonnes of waste like plastics.
But that will change. By 2020, the water will be clean, fresh and healthy. Read More
This will translate into huge savings, as inverters represent one of the costliest components of the solar PV project
More solar power with less solar panels? It’s possible with the new Solar Inverter from ABB.
has started shipping its latest PVS980 central inverter, which significantly increases the incoming power from the solar panels. ABB
According to ABB, developers will now have to use fewer panels and fewer inverters.
Students visit a solar power plant in Iran
Iran starts building a solar power plant in Hamadan.
Germany’s ‘Planet In Green’ has been chosen for the 100 MW Solar Plant.
Germany will invest $2.9 billion in Hamedan over a 10-year period and each year, solar panels and other facilities which use solar power (including power plants).
TenneT’s thinking is based on an island with a modular structure, with each module covering approximately 6 km². This is big enough to provide space for connecting roughly 30 GW of offshore wind capacity. The island will be expandable by adding one or two modules of 6 km² each
An Energy Hub in the middle of the North Sea? Tennet launched a vision building an island as a hub, for wind power in the middle of the North Sea which will provide all neighboring countries green energy.
By connecting wind farms with a total capacity of over 30 gigawatts, the efficiency and costs will benefit the participating countries.
This plan was presented by last week. TenneT is the national high-voltage grid operator in the Netherlands and in a part of Germany. TenneT Read More
Keith sayd that he had long been skeptical about the solar hype. ‘I was wrong’.
The . For a long time, Harvard professor David Keith was skeptical about solar energy. But now he admitted he was wrong. solar hype is getting real
Keith: “Solar energy is very cheap and it can change the future of the global energy supply within a decade.”
The solar cells at the second side are are almost as efficient as the cells in the front end. As a result, the panels can also utilize the light that is reflected by the surface of the water or the ground, which normally is lost.
By applying double-sided panels – working on water – the yield of solar power can be increased by 20% on average and expand the potential to generate solar energy even more.
So why not use both sides? Double-sided solar panel
This week, Energy Research Centre (ECN) is demonstrating ‘floating double-sided solar panels on the ‘River IJ’ in Amsterdam. By also using the back of the solar panels, the reflected light from the surface of the water, can be catched to generate electric power.
The double layer provides electrical power and provides a voltage, similar to how a battery works.
Clumsy, that solar panels do not generate energy while its raining. Chinese scientists have just figured out that solar panels even generate electricity for all-weather: even when it is raining. Rainy weather
Solar modules are most effective when they are exposed to direct sunlight, but what happens when it rains?
Aora’s solar tulip CSP starts shining in Ethiopia, without water!
Most people think that (Concentrating Solar thermal Power) plants are large and expensive. But what about this? CSP
The Micro-CSP technology from has a lot of advantages. Aora Tulip
This ‘micro technology’ is modular, hybrid, uses minimal water and is ‘cheap’. Read More
Solar Power would reduce global CO2 emissions by more than 37 billion tons
This corresponds to 4 years of CO2 emissions from China. This is the Gemasolar Thermosolar Plant
CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) and the normal PV could supply in 12 percent of the energy needs of the world in 2050.
This report, shows how Solar Power could create millions of jobs. Read More
CSP plug and play system
Electricity and heat dish with a Stirling engine
Microgen is providing Stirling engines to the Italian company Innova that the engine will use for two products:
a dish that supplies 1 kWp power and 3 kWth heat, the so-called Trinum co-generator
and Turbocaldo, which produces only 7.4 kWth heat at a temperature of 110 oC.
“We have developed a very efficient pump. Yearly, only 1.500 kilowatt hours is needed.” This will save over 16,000 kWh of electricity!
A bag full of water, situated in the crawl space of your house holds you warm for three weeks during the dark winter season. This is what we all want, isn’t it?
The advantages of the Solar Freezer:
No gas needed
Not depending on the sun
Low fixed costs
Ouarzazate solar plant will create enough electricity to power a million homes
Morocco – The installation of the Noor1, the (Concentrated Solar Plant) will be completed in November 2015. giant CSP
“The aim of local integration was 30%, but today we reached 32%,” revealed Carlos Ledesma, project director at Acciona Noor1, October 17 2015. Noor 1, will go live next month.
Acciona (Spain), delivers the turnkey plant, one of the largest in the world. Read More
The integrated electronics are easily to connect the solar hot water systems with panels that only supply electricity. Alius offers both variants.
The Dutch solar panels supplier AliusEnergy presented a that generates electricity as well as renewable heat. Smart inverters optimize the yield. solar panel
AliusEnergy supplies solar panels that will produce within the same module, both solar and renewable power. The pipes, used in the solar panel, have a module of 14 liters.
List of oil producing countries in the world
A green revolution will ensure winners and losers. The coffers of the oil-producing countries will become discharged and that leads to riots and instability.
Germany and Denmark are Europe’s big winners in this green revolution. Why?
Since 20 years, they closed all the nuclear power and coal plants
Roofs without solar panels are a rarity
Windmills seems to be the new high voltage towers: ugly but indispensable
Efficient appliances and lighting hardly costs for electricity are very low
Heating the house becomes from the heat of the earth
Electricity excess is stored in batteries with ammonia, as big as garage
The Airport, inaugurated a massive 45-acre solar plant with 46,000 panels, which will provide about 12 MW.
It’s president Modi’s dream to . This is one of the reasons that India has been implementing solar energy on a large scale. transform India to a fossil free country (100GW of solar power by 2022)
Read about of the thousands of solar panels supplying green energy to
, fuel stations , railway stations and villages. And since August 2015. the Cochin International Airport runs on solar power. water canal projects Read More
Energy storage and transport are the greatest challenges
A few weeks ago, MIT published an interesting report about the future of solar energy. An important conclusion of the report is that in its various forms, is essential for our future. solar energy
Another important conclusion is that solar energy on a large scale, will develop best if governments ensure that there is a price attached to CO2 emissions. Read More
Imagine a country that runs entirely on solar power and other renewable energy source. A city that generates entirely no carbon and no waste.
wants to grow to Saudi Arabia of the world. one of the biggest solar power producers
One of the richest countries in the world have turned to bonds to get money.
The oil country wants to invest in alternatives to . By 2032, Saudi Arabia’s goal is to generate 52 gigawatts. fossil fuels Read More