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How solar panels work
Renewable energy

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

...solar 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-metalli...

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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...

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Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Solar photovoltaic

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

...solar panel. But beyond fixed building applications, the strength and flexibility opens up countless other possibilities including wearable solar panels, and pa...

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Dual axis solar tracker
Solar photovoltaic

Choosing between solar trackers and fixed solar panels mounts

...solar 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 dema...

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Where to place solar panels
Renewable energy

Where to place solar panels

...solar panel is necessary when not using a solar tracker. Trackers are not practical for thermal panels due to the weight but are used for PV panels. Solar track...

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Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...Solar thermal heating and solar water heaters This refers to using solar panels to absorb heat in a liquid (mix of glycol and water) and redistribute it th...

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Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...solar arrays, because the inverters in a solar array system require power to begin making power, regardless of whether they are tied to the grid or not. Sm...

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Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...solar thermal collector? A photovoltaic (PV) solar collector converts solar radiation into electricity, but a solar thermal collector is much simpler than ...

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Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...solar panels in cold climates are at risk of freezing in winter, so in the North, we use a glycol mix as a heat transfer fluid. This prevents panels from freezi...

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Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

...panels are simply feeding the grid. At night when the sun is down and you are using power, you are drawing off the grid. Having home solar panels means you...

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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...

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