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Can Solar Cells Provide Both Power And Drinking Water?

Energy shortage and clean water scarcity are two key challenges for global sustainable development. The concept of simultaneous production of clean water and electricity by solar energy has been recently investigated...
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Empowering the World with Solar Energy

The need for supplying a cheaper, sustainable form of energy to effectively fulfil the power demands has grown over the years. Due to its huge potential, solar is being used as...

How To Harvest Electricity From A Greenhouse Rooftop

Clear solar cells in greenhouse roofs could generate electricity while plants grow below. Because the visible and the infrared (IR) regions of light take up about 47 and 51 per cent of...

Impact of Solar Energy On Rural Development

The biggest change required is for governments to view mini-grids as complementary to traditional electric utilities, and not in conflict with them. The seventh UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) aims to wipe...

Solar Power Use On The Rise For Mobility

Indian Railways is planning to become the world’s first hundred per cent green operator within the next ten years. Several developments in the past decade are helping reduce dependence on non-renewable sources...

Fighting World Hunger With Solar Energy

Although carbon-neutral initiatives are increasing, without effective implementation, the world target of reaching zero hunger by 2030 will not be possible. Technology has become an indispensable part of our lives, but we...
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Tutorial: Solar Array Design

Using mini solar panels this video demonstrates the basics of solar array design and construction. Suitable for introductory classes to solar array design. Courtesy: ScienceOnline  

Charging Batteries With Solar Power Using MPPT Controller

A solar charge controller prevents overcharging of batteries from solar panels. It functions by regulating the voltage and current coming from the solar panels and going to the batteries. To increase...

Solar Rooftop PV Plant Installation

A guide to starting solar rooftop installation business in India The Indian government has set its sights on having 175GW of non-hydro renewable capacity (made up of 60GW onshore wind, 60GW utility-scale...

How To Make A Gas Detector?

Gas sensors are important to monitor and warn of a dangerous gas level which can be harmful to organic life. Sophisticated gas sensor systems are being used in medical diagnostics, manufacturing...

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