Dawn of High-Efficiency Solar Cells

The sun delivers 1.2×105 terawatts of power to the earth, which is about 104 times the rate at which human civilisation currently produces and uses energy. More energy from sunlight strikes...

Pros and Cons of Different Solar Modules

Talking about the pros of solar PV systems, Stefan de Haan, principal analyst, Photovoltaics, IHS iSuppli, says, “In most regions of the world, PV is already the cheapest renewable energy technology....

How to Set up a Solar Farm?

With abundant sunlight 300 days in a year, cost advantage in the production of solar cells and modules, and the impetus provided by the rolling out of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar...

Solar-Powered Irrigation Systems

Solar-powered water pumping systems can find application in town water supply, livestock watering and irrigation. Solar-powered irrigation system is an application of solar-powered water pumping system used in paddy fields, gardens...

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  

Solar Inverter

A solar inverter converts the Direct Current (DC) output of a PV solar panel into a utility frequency Alternating Current (AC) that can be fed into a commercial electrical grid or...

And Now Solar-Powered Electric Aircraft

The sunlight absorption by solar cells is more at high altitudes than on the ground or earth stations. This makes solar systems suitable for powering small aircrafts B.S. Sastry and B. Ramana Elektra...
Solar Powered Pedestal Lighting System

Next-Generation Solar Power Technology (Part 2 of 2)

Read Part 1 Quantum-dot solar cells based on perovskites materials will convert not just rooftops but complete buildings, including windows, into solar energy generators. Up to 26% efficiency has been achieved by...
installing rooftop solar plants

Rooftop Solar Plants a Viable Business Opportunity

For organisations planning to shift from conventional energy to solar power use, a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant can not only be a money saver but also money spinner with excess...

How To: 1000W Solar Panels

In this video, the presenter will be constructing a 1000W solar panels. In this DIY project, we will also learn how to wire up solar cells and how they are usually wired...

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