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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
Renewable energy

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 semi...

Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...panels is based on the assumptions of very specific energy input. If more light is fed to the panels through a reflector, the temperature variations of the pane...

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 pan...

Dual axis solar tracker
Solar photovoltaic

Choosing between solar trackers and fixed solar panels mounts

...panels face? The most common answer is ‘south’, but there are variables to consider. Depending on how much you rely on solar panels to meet your demand and...

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 ...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

About the author: Greg Dorsey is a Maine certified solar installer with Goggin Energy of Portland, Maine, read his bio here. Home battery systems have rec...

Off-grid home
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...

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 ge...

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...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...panels. If trackers allow you to get sufficient power from fewer panels, they could justify the extra costs. However, moving parts fail; therefore, your mainten...

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