March 2013

Solar panels use sunlight to produce direct electricity (DC). To be able to use solar electricity, in both on-grid and off-grid solar panel installations, we need to convert direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC); solar inverters are used to make this DC-AC conversion, thus transform solar electricity in a usable form.

Hydropower and Hydroelectric energy in general is the largest Renewable Energy Source, RES. It is by far the largest RES and it is the renewable energy source which was firstly exploited and used to produce useful work for mankind. Hydrovision Hydrovision which will take place in July 23-26 2013 at Colorado USA is the world’s […]

Solar panel cleaning

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by Dino Green on March 22, 2013

Solar panel maintenance is relatively easy and low cost considering that solar panels do not incorporate any mechanical moving parts. However, maintaining your solar panels in tip top condition is of significant importance for maintaining a high performance of the photovoltaic cell. Herein you will learn how to clean solar panels easily and effectively!

Solar Energy Efficiency

Solar Energy Efficiency

by Andy Goldman on March 19, 2013

When dealing with Solar Energy and related solar systems, whether Photovoltaic or Solar Thermal, one of the factors and attributes which will of concern would be their Energy Efficiency. Solar Energy efficiency, SEE, concerns the manufacturers as well as the end users, the home or business owners. It is a coefficient and a factor which […]

Solar Panels have been improved a lot over the past years due to many reasons but mainly due to the increased demand and research money invested in this direction by the government and other leading academic institutions and renewable green energy companies. Peel-and-stick Solar Panels Scientists at the Stanford University in the USA have innovated […]

While some of these technologies haven’t been developed for residential purposes, some have already paved the way to accessible alternative sources of energy and this includes the solar panels.

The more you search for information about Solar Panels for home the more questions will arise and for these questions you will need answers. We have covered the initial questions and some additional questions a home owner may have the moment (s)he decides to install a solar panel on the roof of his home. We […]

Solar panel efficiency

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by Dino Green on March 7, 2013

By solar panel efficiency we refer to the rate at which a photovoltaic panel converts solar energy into electrical energy. In general, a typical efficiency level of PV panels ranges between 12-16%, though recent technological improvements suggest we will soon be talking of efficiencies in the range well above 20%!