Category Archives: Solar

Off-Grid Solar on US Tribal Land the Next Boom

published: 2012-10-16 15:12 | editor | category: Knowledge
By D. A. Barber While most US residents take electricity for granted, tens of thousands of American Indians living on the 56 million acres of tribal “reservations” held in trust by the United States Interior Department...  more

International Technology PV Roadmap

published: 2012-10-09 14:59 | editor | category: Knowledge
By D.A. Barber Due to expansion in past 2 years of capacity, the PV market has changed dramatically and competition as far as technology and cost has become the main focus within the solar industry. This is a big challenge for the...  more

Keeping the Solar Industry Honest

published: 2012-09-11 15:58 | editor | category: Knowledge
By D.A. Barber Keeping the solar - as well as the entire renewable energy industry - honest is always good for business. There is a move to make green energy companies even greener that could result in making solar energy actually...  more

Entering the Era of 3D Solar Cells

published: 2012-09-06 15:16 | editor | category: Knowledge
By Dr Dino R Ponnampalam The 21st century ushered in the dawn of a new millennium; a new start filled with hope and promise.  From an energy point of view, this beginning could also be viewed as an opportunity to change the s...  more

Australia: An Asia-Pacific Solar Power

published: 2012-08-22 13:52 | editor | category: Knowledge
By D.A. Barber Australia has quietly become the ninth largest market for solar PV in the world and is becoming one of the major markets for solar energy in the Asia-Pacific region, an area that is expected to account for around on...  more

Net-zero Energy Buildings

published: 2012-08-14 15:40 | editor | category: Knowledge
By D.A. Barber Zero-energy buildings produce as much energy as they use through on-site renewable resources and efficient use “green” building techniques. This is no longer a lofty goal for residential building and now...  more

Solar Space Power

published: 2012-08-07 11:35 | editor | category: Knowledge
By D.A. Barber The problem for PV generated electricity is that the sun only shines on average for about 8 hours per day. But the sun shines in space all the time and if that energy could be redirected to the surface, would it not...  more

Using Landfills for Solar Farms

published: 2012-07-30 16:59 | editor | category: Knowledge
By D.A. Barber With large tracts of land at a premium, a new development trend in the U.S. has opened unused locations for solar developers who are willing to build on landfills or formally contaminated lands in various cities aro...  more

IMM and the Advance of Multi-Junction PVs

published: 2012-07-30 16:57 | editor | category: Knowledge
By D.A. Barber The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) entered into a cooperative agreement with North Carolina-based RF Micro Devices RFMD) in 2009 to develop a commercial production proces...  more