Category Archives: Solar

Bringing Frontier Science to the Solar Energy Industry

published: 2011-06-22 10:55 | editor | category: Knowledge
Solar energy is one of the cleanest and most abundant sources of energy. In a single sixty minute time period, our earth takes in enough solar energy from the sun to power our way of life for one year. These are just two of the ...  more

Components of a Solar Power System

published: 2011-06-16 16:37 | editor | category: Knowledge
A solar system consists of solar cells, controller, battery. If the power output is AC 220V or 110V, it also needs an inverter. Their respective functions are as below: Solar cells Solar cells are the core component of a solar...  more

New Testing Facilities will Speed PV Certification

published: 2011-06-16 11:33 | editor | category: Knowledge
Driven by the worldwide demand for renewable energy, the increase in PV manufacturing has created an increased need for certifying the average conversion efficiency performance. This is particularly true with the trend toward de...  more

PV Manufacturing Facilities a Growth Industry

published: 2011-06-15 11:08 | editor | category: Knowledge
There has been a rapid increase in bringing new PV manufacturing facilities online globally due to a number of factors. New factories bring down PV prices while simplifying the fabrication processes enables efficient manufacturi...  more

Nanasolar: From Thin Film R&D to Leading PV Manufacturer

published: 2011-06-15 10:56 | editor | category: Knowledge
When Nanosolar first burst onto the scene in 2002, it received criticism for maintaining a veil of secrecy around it development and testing operations. It refused to reveal any useful information about its solar technology, bus...  more

Will NGD™ Make Thin Film Cost Competitive with Coal?

published: 2011-06-09 11:17 | editor | category: Knowledge
For hundred of years, the developed world has relied on coal to help meet its energy needs. Enerdata, an independent Information and consulting company, which specializes in the energy industry, reports that coal-fired plants ge...  more

Germany is Considering Further Solar Subsidy Cut

published: 2011-06-03 9:53 | editor | category: Knowledge
German Environment Minister Norbert Roettgen told reporters that the government is considering another subsidy cut that will be in effect on March 1st, 2012. The subsidy cut is regarded as part of revision of renewable energy r...  more