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  • Standard Solar Ground Mount
  • Nashua NH soup kitchen installs solar

    Solar-Powered Soup Kitchen Ready to Harness the Sun

    The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter (NSKS), which provides food and shelter to thousands of people in need, is set to become the first solar-powered nonprofit in Nashua, New Hampshire and one of the first solar-powered soup...
  • Nigel Taylor
  • Winning Dog House

    Solar Dog Houses in Barkitecture Competition

    Denver International Airport, in conjunction with the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, hosted Barkitecture, a solar dog house competition. The dog houses were set up at the Denver International Airport, and an online...
  • Solar powered cold storage facility
  • Solar Project Guyana

    Remote Village in Guyana to be Powered by Solar Energy

    The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana aims to foster the transition towards a 100% renewable energy supply by 2025. As part of this strategy, the Hinterland Electrification Company Inc. (HECI), associated...
  • Community Solar

    Xcel Energy Community Solar Garden Program

    Xcel Energy’s Solar*Rewards Community program now has 40 active community solar gardens delivering more than 100 megawatts of clean, renewable energy to customers – making this the largest community solar garden...
  • Solar Decathlon 2015

    The Homes of the 2017 Solar Decathlon

    The Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition made up of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. The winning team blends design excellence and smart energy production with innovation,...
  • Simply applying a maximum load sharing value to all panels in an array can result in grossly non-conservative wind load values

    Principles of Wind Loading for PV Arrays

    The solar industry in the US is growing by leaps and bounds. In 2016 alone over 14.8GW of solar was installed, nearly doubling the amount installed in 2015. This growth is fueled largely by decreases in the installed price of solar, which dropped...
  • SunLink Installation

    Dynamic Solar Mounting Design

    In less than a decade utility scale solar grew from a negligible part of the US energy mix to the leading source of new generating capacity in 2016. With scale comes more mature technology and cost reductions, but as a whole, solar is a very young...
  • SolarEdge solution monitors heat, shuts down system

    PV Safety Solution Detects Heat and Shuts Down System

    As the PV market continues to mature and solar energy becomes a growing source of energy, there are efforts to make PV systems even safer than they currently are. To date, the industry has developed increasingly stricter safety standards, such as...
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

    Selling Solar to Electric Vehicle Owners

    Electric vehicle owners or potential buyers are a savvy bunch. They’re concerned about the environment and they want to free themselves from their dependence on the gas pump. It’s probably safe to say that most want to reduce their use...
  • Power Producers Go Digital
  • Solar Storage at Home
  • Time Limit for Super-Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells

    Time Limit for Super-Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells

    Scientists from the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge (UK) and the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) have quantified the ultrafast speed at which perovskite solar cells need to process sunlight to stretch the natural energy conversion...
  • The concoction of light with water and oxygen molecules leads to substantial defect-healing in metal halide perovskite semiconductors CREDIT Dr Matthew T Klug
  • Washable, Stretchable Organic Photovoltaics for Wearable Electronics
  • Less toxic quantum dots for solar windows

    Solar Windows Made with Quantum Dots

    In their quest for new materials for solar windows with ubiquitous tint, UbiQD, a company based in Los Alamos, New Mexico (US), has developed less toxic quantum dots. “We make quantum dots based on benign elements like copper, zinc,...
  • Semitransparent Organic Solar Cells in Sunglasses Power Microprocessor
  • Solar Squaredpower-generating solar glass blocks by Solar Build, a spinn off from the University of Exeter

    Solar Glass Blocks Could Revolutionize BIPV

    With their new glass blocks with innovative embedded photovoltaic technology, researchers from the University of Exeter (UK) aim to convert traditional building construction materials into solar energy generators. The power-generating solar blocks,...
  • Substituting Polystyrene for Polymers in Perovskite Solar Cells

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