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This new material keeps solar cells cool while still catching lights

Solar cells capture sunlight and turn it into electricity, but most of the surplus energy turns into heat, which actually harms the solar cell and interestingly solar cells are only about 20 percent efficient. Researchers at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA have come out with a technology to keep the solar cells cool. The […]

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SELF AUTONOMY – THE HOLY GRAIL OF SOLAR STREETLIGHTS

INTRODUCTION: Solar street lighting is a wireless solution with the potential to be the global technology of choice for all the outdoor lighting requirements. One of the key requirements in these streetlights is the need for autonomy or light functionality on cloudy days. The most prevalent solution which also comes with inherent limitations is based […]

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PM Modi launches 11 solar-powered e-boats in Varanasi

PM Narendra Modi has launched the country’s first solar powered e-boats on Sunday in his his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi. Modi reached Varanasi’s Assi Ghat to launch the e-boat service, It the same venue where he launched Clean India campaign couple of year back along river Ganga.  The PM distributed 11 e-boats to their owners […]

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Neurosurgeon in Brownsville wins solar panel patent

Brownsville neurosurgeon Dr. Madhavan Pisharodi has won patent for improved solar panel, which is capable to trap much of the wasted sunlight that reflects off conventional solar panels. Patent office describes Pisharodi’s solar panel patent as “photovoltaic systems with intermittent and continuous and intermittent recycling of light.” The patented panel reprocesses sunlight within the panel […]

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Fortum launches Nordic countries’ biggest electricity storage pilot project

Fortum has announced the launch of Nordic countries’ biggest electricity storage pilot project integrating Saft’s megawatt-scale Li-ion (lithium-ion) battery energy storage technology. The company in a statement said “the objective is to research the suitability of batteries used for storing electricity to maintain a power balance in the electricity system. Additionally, the research will explore […]

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Firms not doing well will not impact India’s solar programmes: Piyush Goyal

Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal at an event organized by industry body CII said that some firms not doing well will not impact the programme’s success reports PTI. When asked about the debt problems faced by SunEdison, Goyal said “there are always certain cases of firms failing all over the world in every industry. There […]

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Suzlon installs solar powered street lights in Tamil Nadu

As part of the zero darkness initiative Suzlon Foundation with Association for Integrated Rural Development (AIRD) has installed two solar street lights in each village, Ottanatham and Sangampatti, in Tuticurin district, Tamil Nadu. . The lights were installed in common places where there was complete darkness. The objective of the activity was to promote green […]

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Panasonic launches two high-performance photovoltaic HIT modules

Panasonic has launched two high-efficiency solar photovoltaic HIT modules — including high-efficiency 96 cell panels. The photovoltaic modules from house of Panasonic HIT N330 and N325 achieves up to 36% higher yield per square foot, and help lower the installation and balance of system costs per KW over conventional panels. The panels use a hetero-junction […]

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Indian Banks edgy, as Solar Companies fails to deliver

What could make Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plans of capitalizing $100 billion of solar power from foreign investments edgy? Indeed, an In-Flow and Out-Flow leeway of Investment and Finance. The global renowned US Company, SunEdison standstill on at least $1.4 billion of loans and credit facilities, is seeking to sell as much as 1 gigawatt(GW) […]

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