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Firefighters in Need of New Training on Solar Panel Safety

published 2020 年 03 月 25 日 18:00
CHICAGO, March 24, 2020 Powering Chicago, the voice of Chicago's unionized electrical industry, today announced a free solar safety training program for Chicago area fire departments designed to help firefighters safely handle so...  more

Israel Develops Dust-Proof Technology for Solar Panels

published 2019 年 12 月 25 日 0:30
Inspired by the self-cleaning properties of the lotus leaf, a research team from Israel’s Ben Gurion University has developed a specially designed self-cleaning mechanism that can be applied to any desert-based solar panel. With the help of the technology, a solar panel could lose as much as 98% of its accumulated dust. ...  more

Solar Conversion Efficiency Raised by 25% via Breakthrough Use of Infrared-Modulating Films

published 2019 年 11 月 21 日 9:30
Silicon-based solar panels currently on the market are unable to convert all radiations on the electromagnetic spectrum, such as infrared, which has a relatively long wavelength, so the panels’ energy conversion efficiency tops out at 30%. In response to this, researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new type of solar cell design by applying a thin film over existing solar cells, which can increase their energy conversion rate by an estimated 25%. Their findings are published in the scientific journal Nanoscale. ...  more

Australian College Reduced Electricity Bill by 40% with Adoption of Solar Panels, Thermal Energy Storage, and Green Energy

published 2019 年 11 月 13 日 0:30
The adoption of solar panels by schools as a means to reduce electricity bills and carbon emissions means these blue-colored panels have become a common sight on campus. Case in point, the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) in Australia has recently lowered its energy use by 40% through the installation of solar panel clusters and large-scale thermal energy storage systems. ...  more

California Mandates Installation of Solar Panels for New Houses in 2020

published 2019 年 11 月 04 日 9:30
The Californian government has officially decreed a mandatory installation of solar panels for stand-alone houses or apartment buildings which are less than three stories high by 2020. As home-use solar panels have yet to become mainstream, a number of major hurdles will still need to be overcome. ...  more