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Bi-facial solar cell
Students from the local university install solar panels
  • Warwick Researchers Credit University of Warwick

    Invention of a Double-Glazing Solar Power Device

    A new ‘double-glazing’ solar power device – which is unlike any existing solar panel and opens up fresh opportunities to develop more advanced photovoltaics – has been invented by University of Warwick...
  • Tiny home with solar

    Solar Project Benefits Homeless Female Veterans

    Mission Solar Energy LLC, in collaboration with Serenity for Women and Nickels Energy Solutions, is proud to announce the completion of a unique solar project benefitting homeless female veterans. Cindy Seymour, President of...
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  • Silfab and Morgan Solar collaborate to produce next-generation solar module for commercial and industrial application
  • Solar at Kahumana

    Solar Serves Homeless and Disabled in Hawaii

    Holu Energy LLC, a full-service solar energy company serving Hawaii and the Pacific region, launched a 250-kilowatt photovoltaic system for Kahumana, a nonprofit farm and community organization that services...
  • Students from the local university install solar panels

    Solar Installation for Baja California Orphanage

    GRID Alternatives, a national leader in making solar power and job training accessible to underserved communities, today announced the launch of an initiative to bring its solar program to communities in need in neighboring...
  • Bi-facial solar cell

    Harvesting Sunlight from Both Sides of PV Cells

    The cost of electricity made with PV installations has been decreasing rapidly. In many regions it has already dipped below the cost of producing electricity with fossil fuels. So building solar plants has become an attractive business case. But it...
  • STile uses Olympus digital light microscopy tools in solar manufacturing

    Solar Manufacturing Using State-of-the-Art Technologies

    Driving the global spread of renewable solar energy, French company S’Tile is developing an innovative solar cell, saving on manufacturing costs and enhancing performance compared to conventional designs. Known as the i-Cell, this device...
  • 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...

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