Solar News

August 10, 2020
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Project to install 11,000 solar energy dustbins underway in Hanoi

Hanoi is carrying out a project to install around 11,000 solar energy dustbins across the city, aiming to help protect the environment. Initially, the project’s first […]
July 23, 2020

This $56,000 smart tiny home is only 68 square feet, and can operate off-grid using solar power — see inside

There are tiny houses, and then there are micro-units that make a standard tiny home look like a mansion. Ecocapsule announced Space, an off-grid micro-unit with […]
July 20, 2020

64 MW of PV-powered knowledge sharing begins at UQ’s Warwick Solar Farm

The University of Queensland-owned and developed utility-scale Warwick Solar Farm is complete, bringing together the University’s ambitions to not only become 100% renewably powered, but to […]
July 6, 2020
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Turning waste heat from solar panels into a water distillation process

Photovoltaic-membrane distillation turns waste heat from solar panels into a power source to drive an efficient water distillation process. Life on earth depends on the sun, […]
June 29, 2020
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SA Water’s Solar Rollout On Track

SA Water says it remains on schedule with its massive solar panel rollout, even given the challenges thrust upon it by COVID-19. Back in 2017, the […]
June 27, 2020
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Transparent Solar Panels: The Clear Way For The Future

When you think of solar panels, the instant image that comes to mind is the typical blue-black panel that covers many a rooftop. In fact, many […]
June 17, 2020
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Tracking the Sun with Cost-Effective Double-Sided Solar Panels

New research suggests that double-sided solar panels that can tilt to follow the Sun across the sky could massively improve efficiency and energy yield. Humankind faces […]
June 9, 2020
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IBC back-contact solar roof for electric vehicles

Dutch EV start-up Lightyear is already producing prototype roofs to extend the range of its Lightyear One solar car. The roofs will feature interdigitated back contact […]
June 2, 2020
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Solar panel recycling: Turning ticking time bombs into opportunities

Australia has certainly demonstrated its appetite for solar power. Now, with the average lifespan of a solar panel being approximately 20 years, many installations from the […]