Posts tagged: solar energy

Edmonton Study Shows Snow Only Mildly Affects Solar Panel Productivity

By: Kateryna Didukh EDMONTON—A five-year study led by Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s (NAIT) Alternative Energy Technology program found that the impact of snowfall only results in three per cent loss of solar energy. Tim Matthews, technologist in charge of the NAIT study, said previous predictions expected as much as a 20 per cent loss in […]

Tuesday August 7th, 2018 in , , , | No Comments »

Wind, Solar Power Output To Surge

Wind and solar energy will account for about 50 percent of the total power produced in the world by 2050, aided largely by lower production costs, with China leading the revolution, a new report said. According to the report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, China will be at the forefront of the increased generation of […]

Designing A ‘Solar Tarp,’ A Foldable, Packable Way To Generate Power From The Sun

By: Darren Lipomi The energy-generating potential of solar panels – and a key limitation on their use – is a result of what they’re made of. Panels made of silicon are declining in price such that in some locations they can provide electricity that costs about the same as power from fossil fuels like coal and natural gas. […]

Wednesday August 1st, 2018 in , , , | No Comments »

Book-Sized Solar Panels Could Power A Whole Home In New Breakthrough

By: Colm Gorey In our efforts to make solar panels even more efficient, a team of scientists has found a way of funnelling the sun’s power. The technology around solar power is experiencing a major boom at the moment, with it now increasingly becoming cheaper to run than traditional fossil fuel energy sources in some […]

How Gold Nanoparticles Could Improve Solar Energy Storage

Rutgers study opens door to broader use of sunlight and advanced materials to combat climate change Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods — opening the door to improved storage of solar energy and other advances that could boost renewable energy use […]