Emerging Technology

Emerging Tech Solar PV – What’s With All the Angles?

3 Dec , 2019  

This article was written by Jim Paull, ERS, and Praga Meyyappan, ERS. What is the optimum orientation for a solar module to achieve maximum performance? If only this question had a simple answer! Convention dictates that it should be tilted approximately to the same angle as the site’s latitude and face due south in the […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Emerging Technology, Renewables

New Solar System Follows the Sun… and Looks Pretty Doing It

30 Mar , 2017  

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Katie Robinson, ERS, for Zondits Despite the growing solar panel installation rates throughout the country, there are still many factors holding homeowners back from installing solar rooftop panels. Some fear that their roof doesn’t see enough sunlight or that inevitable roof repairs will be much more complicated (and costly) with solar panels sitting on top. […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

An Innovative Approach for Big Solar Energy Gains

28 Jul , 2015  

New material combines photons for big solar energy gains Extreme Tech, July 28, 2015. Image credit: linushajan An innovative new approach to solar energy from University of California Riverside could dramatically increase the amount of light available to contemporary solar panel designs. Rather than widening the absorption spectrum of the solar panels themselves, this new study looked at taking currently […]

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