Posts tagged: solar. electricity

Ultra-Light, Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Offer Glimpse of the Future

By: Anmar Frangoul At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), researchers are looking to transform the way we think about powering our lives. MIT’s Vladimir Bulovic and his team are looking to design and develop extremely lightweight – and extremely small – solar photovoltaic cells. In February last year, MIT said that Bulovic and his colleagues […]

How Tanzania plans to Light up a Million Homes with Solar Power

In a country where only 40% of people have access to grid electricity, the government is looking to sunshine to power health centres and homes By: Erick Kabendera Before solar panels were installed at Masaki village’s only health centre, doctors, nurses and midwives had to use dim flashlights or the glow from their cellphones to […]

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Enphase plug-and-play solar energy storage system to begin pilot program

By: Lynda Delacey An interesting new player is set to enter the emerging home energy storage arena in the shape of the Enphase Home Energy Solution. Enphase is billed as the world’s first integrated system that allows home users to store, monitor and manage their rooftop-generated solar electricity, while controlling their overall electricity consumption. The […]

Energy Quick Facts

by Dave Allan * Electric ovens consume the most amount of electricity, followed by microwaves and central air conditioning. * Accounting for only 5 percent of the world’s population, Americans consume 26 percent of the world’s energy. *A 1-kilowatt home solar system will prevent approximately 170 lbs. of coal from being burned, 300 lbs of […]

Tuesday August 18th, 2009 in , , , | No Comments »