As the cost of production lowers to less than that of natural gas and coal-fired plants, solar power is looking at some big growth in the future. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IREA) solar energy is expected to grow sixfold by 2030.
Japan is in the process of building world’s largest floating solar power plant. Kyocera Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation in the joint venture have started construction of the world’s largest, 13.7 megawatts (MW) floating solar power plant on the Yamakura Dam reservoir. And this is on fresh water reservoir without gobbling precious agriculture land in Japan.
Researchers from Linköping University of Sweden and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) of China have overcome this by continuous research. These two research groups will be presenting their results in the high-profile journal Advanced Materials. The efficiency of polymer solar cells with fullerenes in converting the sun’s energy is approximately 11% and is considered to be good.
Solar energy remains one of the most used forms of renewable energy. However, it is generally not the only option used when creating power. This is because solar cells are limited in the amount of power created. No matter how bright the sunlight or how many hours of continual sunlight, the solar power cells create […]
The GeckoLogic firm has created an evaporative cooling system, which has an in-built photovoltaic system that taps the solar power unlike the electric system. Scientists and researchers involved in this project have explained that the air cooling system consists of photovoltaic modules
Solar energy in South Africa can promote economic growth and the quality of life. South Africa is dominated by clear skies which make the possibility of solar energy being distributed to any location in the continent possible. A small percentage of solar energy services exist in S.Africa, but a wide scale solar energy program will […]
Solar Impulse 2, piloted by André Borschberg has broken the world record for the longest solo flight. It has been more than 80 hours and Borschberg is still at the controls of the solar-powered plane without refueling or touching down.
In Japan, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has given a green signal to clean energy projects totalling around 1,780 megawatts of capacity. This decision has been taken under a government incentive program, which increases dependence on solar power up to 83% until the end of September.
All thanks to ‘London Hydro’ and its offer of developing solar projects in the city, the residents of London hope to see the solar panels finally installed. If the council committee accepts the offer, London will be taking one more step to harness solar energy – one of the readily-available energies.