Off-Grid Residential Solar Power System

There are three main solar power systems – grid-tied (on-grid, grid-connected), off-grid (stand-alone power system (SAPS), and hybrid solar (battery storage with grid-connection). Since I’ve already written about grid-tied systems, in this post…

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What is a Solar Panel Kit for Home?

Solar panel kit is pre-packed solar equipment that after installation can form an operating solar power system for your home. Almost all solar kits come with everything you need to have a working…

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Mini Solar Tree Charger – a Unique Eco Gift

SunTree Solar Charger A mini solar tree charger can be a useful and unique eco gift. We may see it as a mini model of the solar-powered tree charging station about which I…

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Solar-Powered Tree as a Solar Charging Station

Israeli eTree Photo Credit: gajitz.com A solar-powered tree is a type of solar-powered charging station that can capture solar energy and provide free electricity from the sun to public places. In 2010, a…

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Solar-Powered Charging Stations for Mobile Phones, Cameras, and Electric Vehicles

Image credit: www.soldesignlab.com Solar-powered charging stations are innovative solar-powered designs that can be used in public places when no electricity supply is available. You can see them alongside the streets, in the squares,…

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Solar-Powered Backpack

A solar-powered backpack is one of the recent environment-friendly solar innovations which become more and more popular. It allows the hiker or traveler the opportunity to keep their electronic devices charged anywhere they…

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Solar Power and Net Metering

Grid-tied solar power system (with net metering) diagram Net metering,  or also known as net energy metering (NEM), is another big reason why the solar panels are a good investment for your home…

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How to Harvest Solar Energy on Cloudy Days

Image credit: SunModo Even on cloudy days, there’s still solar energy send down to earth from the sun. And although solar panels don’t produce as much electricity as they do on sunny days,…

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Indoor Light and Organic Solar Cells – Energy Without Sunlight

Image Credit: Thor Balkhed – Wuming Wang, PhD Student, and Jonas Bergqvist, Principal Research Engineer in the solar cell laboratory The new organic solar cell, optimized to convert ambient indoor light to electricity,…

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Organic Solar Cells Break New Efficiency Record: 17.3%

In recent years, scientists have been trying to find a way to improve the efficiency of organic photovoltaic cells. Some researchers have even thought that organic solar cells may never improve beyond 15…

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