Category Archives: Solar

Making Use of a Focused Beam of Sunlight: CSP Systems

published: 2012-07-17 16:27 | editor | category: Knowledge
By Dr Dino R Ponnampalam The development of a world powered by clean and renewable sources of energy is not an easy goal to achieve, but it is a movement that countries worldwide have invested in.  The standard energy resourc...  more

Hyperion 3: Advancing Solar Technology Manufacturing

published: 2012-07-02 16:11 | editor | category: Knowledge
By Dr Dino Ponnampalam The solar industry has grown steadily since the 1960s, and quite rapidly in the last two decades, reaching a point that has made the use of solar technology considerably valuable when it comes to the drive t...  more

“Plug and Play” Solar Power

published: 2012-06-25 10:14 | editor | category: Knowledge
by D.A. Barber When installing a PV system becomes as simple as plugging an appliance into an outlet, the residential PV market will grow at a faster rate, both due to the simplicity of installation and the associated reducti...  more

A Paint-Based Solution to Capturing Sunlight

published: 2012-05-30 15:38 | editor | category: Knowledge
By Dr Dino R Ponnampalam There has been a considerable push to restructure the energy mix to favor non-finite energy resources due to traditional energy resources being finite.  Examples of non-finite energy resources include...  more

Solar Energy Systems Internal Rate of Return

published: 2011-12-29 18:05 | editor | category: Knowledge
Installing a solar energy system represents an important financial decision for any individual or company. Business owners, corporate boards and individual property owners have a limited amount of financial resources. Therefore, t...  more

DSSC – Transforming A Solar Cell

published: 2011-12-02 14:38 | editor | category: Knowledge
Since the Industrial Revolution, our energy needs have been met primarily through the burning of polluting fossil fuels, with each century producing a more power-hungry generation than the previous. While this underpinned the rapi...  more

Cold Weather PVs: The Niche Market

published: 2011-11-30 9:44 | editor | category: Knowledge
The efficiency of PV solar cells is not only affected by the photovoltaic materials and manufacturing techniques used to produce them, but temperature can cause problems with even the most efficient panels. The efficiency of PVs h...  more