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.
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 […]
As per the information by the Energy Administration, they have stated to consider in calculation the small-scale photovoltaic generation in both state and nation levels. They have placed the improvements targeting a bigger task in consideration of the number of commercial rooftop systems and small residential we have in place.
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 […]
It is frustrating not knowing whether adding solar panels to your roof may be the most logical plan of action, since it is often difficult to judge if your home receives optimum sunlight to justify the cost of solar power.
The value of pollinators such as bees and butterflies in human nutrition is crucial and without them our nation is at a risk of food crisis. Can anything be done to protect and restore the bee population? Certainly, if we sign the pledge to protect pollinators.
Singer Akon has come up with Akon Lighting Africa initiative and vowed to provide 600 million African residents with solar power.
Japanese researchers have invented solar cell fabric. The new fabric is composed of wafer-thin solar cells, which can be woven together with sweater or trousers capable of powering up mobile phones and other electronic devices.