Posts tagged: solar panels

New Solar Innovation Cuts Costs By 60% While Increasing Efficiency By 24%

By: Josh Davis Solar power isn’t just fantastic for the planet. It’s also a huge opportunity. Fortunately for us – and the planet in particular – industry doesn’t care so much about what governments do in terms of climate change regulations, more whether it can make a profit or save money. From the billions of […]

Mandalay Homes Teams Up with Sonnen to Create Solar Community

By: Karen Graham Prescott – Germany-based Sonnen GmbH is partnering with Arizona home builder Mandalay Homes on a community solar photovoltaic project of 2,900 homes in Prescott, designed to act as a virtual power plant. Every home in the Prescott, Arizona neighborhood of almost 3,000 homes will have solar panels and a battery, provided by Sonnen. […]

Butterfly Wings Inspire a Better Way to Absorb Light in Solar Panels

Taking Inspiration From Nature By: Angela Chen The wings of a butterfly have inspired a new type of solar cell that can harvest light twice as efficiently as before and could one day improve our solar panels. Solar panels are usually made of thick solar cells, and are positioned at an angle to get the most […]

Sunday October 22nd, 2017 in , , , | No Comments »

Roll-Up Solar Panels Could Fundamentally Alter How We Power the World

SOLAR POWER IN STYLE Flat Holm is an island in the middle of the Bristol Channel in Great Britain composed of limestone, and although that image has quite the scenic appeal, it hardly exhausts the extent of the island’s charm. The scientific community considers it especially valuable in light of its plant- and bird-life, a preserved […]

Sunday October 8th, 2017 in , , , | No Comments »

Green Energy Doors Open Home Tour Gives a Glimpse of Future Living

By: Paula McCooey As the concern over climate change grows, so does the interest in energy efficient building and retrofitting. The Green Energy Doors Open (GEDO) tour Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 showcases passive and net zero homes and buildings around Ottawa — as well as an Energy Showcase featuring green energy exhibits that will provide a […]