solar panels

  • The Long Hard Road To The Edge

    The Long Hard Road To The Edge

    A Year In The Life Of An Entrepeneur 1. July 2010: Ready: Set: Delaware, the state with the lowest highest point. David Argentar, a biochemist by training and bioinformaticist by trade, has launched a startup. Of sorts. Well - more of a hobby, he'd be the first to admit. He has no business plan, no investors, no employees. All he really has, in fact, is an idea and a pending patent. And as… Read More

  • Suntech Bringing 9.43 MW More Solar Panels To Thailand

    Suntech Bringing 9.43 MW More Solar Panels To Thailand

    Suntech Power Holdings Co. (NYSE: STP) has inked a deal to supply and install another 9.43 MW of solar panels at a plant in Thailand owned by Bangchak Petroleum, the companies announced today. The large scale plant will be grid-connected by late next year with a total capacity of 44 MW. Thailand's national goal is to meet 20% of its total energy consumption with renewable sources by 2022. The… Read More

  • Self-Cleaning Solar Panels Could Boost Efficiency

    Self-Cleaning Solar Panels Could Boost Efficiency

    The $24 billion solar panel market could use a good dusting. The benefits of solar energy are well-known, but what's rarely mentioned is its nemesis: dust. Even a little bit—one-seventh of an ounce per square yard—can weaken a panel's power conversion by 40%. To tackle the problem, scientists looked to Mars, where similar technology was developed for space missions to the planet. NASA, along… Read More

  • Japan wants 32,000 schools to go solar by 2020

    Japan wants 32,000 schools to go solar by 2020

    Solar energy remains a hot topic (no pun intended) in Japan. As part of a huge economic stimulus plan, the government plans to convert all of the country's 32,000 public elementary and middle schools to solar power by 2020. The aim: reduction of CO2 emissions and cutting long-term energy costs. Read More

  • Nanologica to make see-through solar cells

    Nanologica to make see-through solar cells

    Now here’s an odd discovery I made today: Nanologica has created see-through solar cells that you can place on a building surface. The technology is pretty freaky. What you have is a “polarized” surface that lets in light allows some light to pass through. Some light, however, is captured and reflected back at a different wavelength so it can’t leave the glass until it hits… Read More

  • Solar Panel Tips

    Solar Panel Tips

    Now that we’re all burning up coal trying to watch pictures of people standing in line for iPhones, it’s important to remember that there are better ways of generating electricy but not all of them are created equal. Bay Area orgo-aniacs will enjoy this article by Bruce Karney who tells us all you’ll need to know about installing solar panels on your split-level out in Atherton. Read More