Category Archives: Analysis

Net-zero Energy Buildings

published: 2012-04-13 16:13 | editor | category: Analysis
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: 2012-04-12 11:27 | editor | category: Analysis
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: 2012-04-06 14:26 | editor | category: Analysis
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: 2012-04-03 14:07 | editor | category: Analysis
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

Making Use of a Focused Beam of Sunlight: CSP Systems

published: 2012-04-01 16:35 | editor | category: Analysis
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: 2012-03-30 14:38 | editor | category: Analysis
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

China’s Domestic Solar Expansion

published: 2012-03-27 14:38 | editor | category: Analysis
By D.A. Barber Over the past two years, China’s frenzied pace at which it has been expanding its domestic installation and construction of solar power projects reflects its acknowledgement for a need to reduce its reliance o...  more

“Plug and Play” Solar Power

published: 2012-03-23 14:43 | editor | category: Analysis
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