The US federal government cut billions of dollars that used to fund the research and development of solar power technology but reports show that investments in renewable energy around the world increased by up to 32 percent to $211 billion.
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According to a study made by researchers from the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, solar panels have more advantages than just generating clean energy to the household.
Flexible solar cells are where the solar power technology is heading in the future. But researchers must find the best material to protect the active layer of the solar cells from the environment. At present, glass is used as the protective layer.
General Electric is expecting solar power to be cheaper than energy generated from fossil fuel and nuclear reactors. GE attributes the drop in the price of solar power generation to innovations in the industry.
On paper, the state of Michigan might be encouraging residents and businesses to install solar power systems with its solar rebate and incentive programs. But the state officials must rethink their property tax laws if they really want to promote alternative energy use in Michigan.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology discovered a method to improve the power efficiency of solar cell with the help of viruses that are designed to work at microscopic level. In a typical setup, sunlight hits a light harvesting material that would cause a release of electrons that can be harnessed to generate electric […]
First Solar Inc. and China Power International New Energy Holding Ltd. announced that they will work on solar energy projects in the United States, China and other markets across the globe. First Solar is one of the leading U.S. solar panel manufacturers.
You usually find solar panels mounted on top of carports, rooftops and fields but in the vineyards of Northern California, solar panels are found moored on irrigation ponds. Wineries want to go solar in this part of the state but they don’t want to pull out the vines.
New Jersey’s largest utility, Public Service Electric and Gas Company, started a solar power installation project in the state. This was met with mixed reactions from the residents. Some say they like the initiative of the utility while other residents view the solar panels as eyesores.
Thanks to researchers at Princeton University, high costs of solar panels may no longer be an issue. Going green and harnessing the power of the sun might be easily affordable to anyone who wishes to participate in making the world a cleaner place.