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Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Solar photovoltaic

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

...panels virtually unbreakable while keeping all the benefits of high efficiency, high reliability silicon PV. It allows us to integrate PV in ways that weren’t p...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

All about solar panels - the different options and how they work

...panels There are a variety of types of solar panels on the market today. While the vast majority of solar panels are made from silicon, a non-metallic semicon...

Where to place solar panels
Renewable energy

Where to place solar panels

...panels due to the weight but are used for PV panels. Solar trackers follow the sun’s path across the sky and can track the daily changes in incidence. A gener...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...PV instead of thermal solar panels: It may seem counterintuitive at first, but there is strong case supporting the use of PV panels for heating water over the...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...PV panels cost more than solar thermal panels, grants and incentives can provide some relief. A pretty sizable roof area is needed, photovoltaic panels ca...

Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...panels that can be used for water heating and space heating. A thermal solar collector in a warm climate can have water running through its panels, but in col...

Off-grid, passively-heated LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

All about off-grid power generation

...panels: 12 Solarworld 235 watt panels (2820W in total) Additional panels (fall of 2015) : 12 Jinko 250 watt panels (3000W total) Batteries : 8 Deka deep cycle s...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...panels give you cheap energy? Your local electricity rates weighed against the 'per kilowatt hour' rates for installing home PV systems is really what will de...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...Panels Special Offer from Tesla . Are solar panels worth the money? To find out the dollar per kilowatt hour ($/kWh) your PV solar system will cost, divide ...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

...panels, that is really nothing new, building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) has been around for over a decade. It's a great idea on paper, but because each s...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...panels - PV) LED lighting powered by PV panels Multiple energy sources Wall assembly resistant to the effects climate change Engaging: ...