Photovoltaic solar energy is gaining support from homeowners across the globe because of its benefits. Using solar panels in one’s home will drastically cut the household’s monthly utility bill as well as decrease the family’s carbon footprint.
The solar industry got a black eye when Solyndra collapsed. But despite the setback, it continues to grow, especially in the Bay Area.
Developers in the United States installed 69 percent more solar power capacity in the second quarter of this year compared to the year before. Majority of the installations were made by commercial and government entities.
The solar energy policies of the United States government have been in the spotlight this week when Solyndra announced his bankruptcy. It came two years after it received a $545 million worth of federal loan guarantees.
Last October, Energy Secretary Steven Chu promised that the White House would install solar panels and a solar hot water heater before the start of the summer season.
An important breakthrough has been made in solar power technology. A University of Missouri engineer has developed a flexible solar power sheet that can capture up to 95 percent of sunlight. This is way more than the average 20 percent that present solar panels can achieve.
A team of researchers from the University of Michigan discovered a magnetic effect of light that could probably be utilized in the future to generate solar power. This breakthrough can mean the extinction of solar cells.
A huge solar power plant is being built in a desert in southeastern California. BrightSource Energy is the developer of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System that is capable of generating 392 megawatts of solar thermal power once it is completed.
According to a study conducted by the Queen’s University, it found out that nuclear power is not feasible and we should focus on solar energy instead. This is seen in the current situation at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant. There has been a threat of a meltdown about the country was hit by an strong earthquake […]
Power utility companies may opt to own or operate wind generation but they are needed to deliver the end product to the consumers. The American Wind Energy Association wants to understand the needs of wind power utilities so that the AWEA will know how to help them. Profiling the wind power utilities is not an […]