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Turkish farms will use solar power to cover their own electrical demand

solar farm

Solar energy is about to power Turkish agricultural sector, which is among the most significant market sectors in the country. In the upcoming period, the most important innovation for the sector will be clean energy produced by solar panels. According to Daily Sabah Business, the aim is to use solar energy to cover all energy […]

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April 9th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Abeer Seikaly’s stunning woven refugee tents powered by the sun

Solar-powered tent

Award-winning architect and designer Abeer Seikaly has created a practical yet beautiful solution to the need for lightweight, mobile, and structurally sound shelters for disaster zones. According to inhabitat.com, the Canadian-Jordanian’s Weaving a Home project not only provides flexible, transportable shelter, but also incorporates water collection, solar power generation and solar water heating into the […]

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April 7th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Adding clean energy to power grid requires flexibility

power grid

Solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicles and other green power sources are proliferating rapidly, but their reliable integration into the existing electric grid is another story. According to http phys.org, a study led by Eilyan Bitar, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, offers a comprehensive reimagining of the power grid that involves the coordinated […]

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April 2nd, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY | Read More »

Finland’s largest solar power plant under construction in Oulu

Oulu solar plant

Finland’s largest solar power plant, comprising of 1,600 solar panels producing 420 kilowatts of power, will be built in Oulu on the roof of the local printing plant this spring. The northern city of Oulu is quickly making a name for itself as a pioneer in the use of renewable energy sources. According to yle.fi, […]

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April 1st, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Oil downturn slows progress in bringing solar power to mines

solar panels

High oil prices spurred mining companies to look at renewable energy to cut their diesel fuel bills. With crude plunging, it’s a different story today. According to Bloomberg, an almost 50 percent drop in crude oil in the past year has pushed diesel prices lower, leading mines and other energy users to delay adding solar […]

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March 26th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Scientists create a new type of solar cell

new solar cell

Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight-absorbing material in order to harvest a broader range of the sun’s energy. According to pddnet.com, the development could lead to photovoltaic cells that are more efficient than those currently used in solar-power installations, the […]

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March 25th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology | Read More »

World’s first solar-powered cricket stadium

Solar-powered cricker stadium

This year’s edition of the Indian Premier League in Bengaluru will be played on what the state cricket association claims is the world’s only solar-powered cricket ground. According to The Economic Times, the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) has commissioned a 400-KW solar plant to power the entire M Chinnaswamy stadium, except for the high-intensity […]

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March 24th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Bring your innovative ideas to The Thin-Film Solar Awards Competition

thin-film solar awards

The Thin-Film Solar Awards Competition, which is open to anyone, is offering cash prizes, incubator sponsorship, and production support for those submitting great thin-film solar product ideas. Are you one of those people who’s always coming up with great ideas, even if you never do anything with them? Do you have a notebook full of […]

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March 20th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology | Read More »

[VIDEO] Scientists use solar film to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen…without exploding

solar-powered membrane

Hydrogen powered cars are slowly accelerating in popularity with boosts from infrastructure development and car manufacturers. But getting eco-friendly hydrogen is still a bit of a challenge. Right now, a lot of hydrogen is produced through mixing steam and natural gas. An alternative to using natural gas is electrolysis, using an electric current to pull […]

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March 18th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Solar charge controller to improve efficiency of solar panels

charge controller

The simplest and easiest way to charge a battery with a solar panel is to connect the panel directly to the battery. Assuming the panel has a diode to prevent energy from flowing through it from the battery when there’s no sunlight. This is fairly common but not very efficient. Debasish Dutta has built a […]

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March 17th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

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