Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Understanding Solar Energy

This article illustrates the subtle concepts of different solar aspects. Solar conversion is a process that utilizes mirrors and reflectors to capture sunlight and energy. They can then store the energy and heat and use it for futures uses. The article is just a very interesting one and it explains how the different processes work.

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The bottom line is ...

Learn how solar works!

Monday, September 28, 2009

eIQ Energy Launches Parallel Solar Technology

There is a new company that is launching new technology. This new product will lower costs and possibly increase production at the same time. It has different DC models of power and is used in different facets. The company originated in 2007 and they now have 10M in assets. It is also a wireless system and has really cut down on different facets of the solar industry.

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The bottom line is ...

New products can cut costs AND increase production.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

China racing ahead of United States in the drive to go solar

China is really increasing their efforts in becoming entirely reliant on solar technology. China has been selling products at or below market value in order to gain market share in the U.S. Even though China is really increasing their efforts, there is still much to be done. They are also building an assembly plant in the U.S.

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The bottom line is ...

China has really stepped up their solar technology efforts

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Solar Energy Breakthrough Could Cut Costs by 50%

This is an intriguing article that is talking about how a revolutionary solar panel, that is being worked on, will be able to cut costs by at least 50% and increase the efficiency in solar technology. It has a lighter weight and is therefore able to have more precise coordinates than a bigger solar panel. Plans are going well as there are already plans for a new 200M plant in New Mexico City. Hopes are that it will have a big impact on the Middle East region in late 2009 and then spread across the world from there.

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The bottom line is ...

New solar panels might cut energy costs by 50%

Monday, September 21, 2009

DEK Solar to showcase breakthrough solar metallization advances at EU

This article illustrates how DEK Solar is showing a new metallization program that will help cut down on work and wasted energy. They are basically printers that are operated with solar energy and they obviously will cut down on wasted energy. They can also substantially increase the daily production of the average printer and and they are also more accurate on a higher volume than your average printer. They are also still working on a program as to where it will lower the costs and (obviously) maximize profits.

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The bottom line is ...

Solar printers are way of the (efficient) future

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Solar Winds Coffee House

The Solar Winds Coffee House design concept from Michael Jantzen combines alternative energy technologies with an intriguing café design. Powered entirely by wind and sun, the Solar Winds Coffee House features a large vertical axis wind turbine and photovoltaic cells mounted on the top of the building.

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The bottom line is ...

Get your caffeine fix in a greener way.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Candy-Colored Solar Panels Don't Need Direct Sun

A "green" technology company has developed jewel-toned solar panels that capture different parts of the sun's light spectrum and don't need direct sunlight to work, the company says. But until their panels actually hit the market, it remains to be seen whether the company's colorful vision will become a reality.

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The bottom line is ...

This will make solar power even more affordable

Saturday, September 12, 2009

'Major Discovery' from MIT primed to unleash solar revolution

This article is interesting because it introduces a new concept: storing energy when the sun is not out. This is especially interesting because it conserves a ton of energy. It uses strictly non-toxic items and it will attract the energy of sun directly. The key concepts they use are different catalysts that spur the movement and that use the direct correlation of energy and the sun. This is a winning equation and has grown leaps and bounds so far.

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The bottom line is ...

New energy concept stores solar energy

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Akeena Solar Licenses New Solar Panel Technology to Suntech

This article is going over some of the new news in solar technology. Namely, that Akeena will distribute a lot of their energy sources around the world. Europe, Japan and Australia are just a couple of the new places where this will be instituted. They will also be partnering with Andalay to produce different solar panels and they are going to work on making more efficient solar panels for the future. A worthwhile partnership indeed.

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The bottom line is ...

A partnership with Andalay and Akeena is good for the solar community

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Finally, An Apple Licensed Solar Charger

Be one of the first to own an Apple licensed solar charger for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

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The bottom line is ...

Be one of the first to charge your iphone or ipod touch in a green and environment friendly way.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Will nano flakes revolutionize solar energy?

This article is illustrating why nano flakes are going to make things easier in the future and why we should use them. As of right now, they can convert higher rates of percentage from nano flakes than regular solar panels. They can currently convert about 30% of solar energy as compared to just 15%-20% than regular panels. Dr. Aagesen is currently promoting his invention of nano flakes but it has received mixed reviews as of today. Aagesen is undeterred and will continue to fine tune his invention.

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The bottom line is ...

Nano flakes might be solar panel of the future

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Roll-Up Solar Panels

A company named Xunlight is working on making more efficient solar panels. They have found a way to make large and more flexible solar panels. The best thing about these new panels is that they can be attached to vehicles. This is obviously a great thing and could be used with everyday people or also in the military. You can even put one of them into your backpack and it gives you access to charge your laptop. Companies are already selling these devices.

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The bottom line is ...

Solar panels are becoming more accessible and friendlier to use

Friday, September 4, 2009

solar power and golf

While duffers frolic and pros birdie and par, Evergreen Solar Inc. said that some of its solar panels will be showcased at the Deutsche Bank Championship, a PGA golf tour event.

According to Evergreen Solar, its installation is part of a Deutsche Bank Championship "greening initiative" that seeks to ensure that this golf tournament is the "only carbon-neutral event on the PGA TOUR."

The Evergreen Solar installation will not only help "offset our power consumption" throughout the tournament, but it will also help demonstrate the benefits of solar power, the Deutsche Bank Championship's director said in a statement included in Evergreen Solar's press release.

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The bottom line is ...

Another new record for solar power

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

El(ectric) Camino takes to the road in Wisconsin

For the last month, Tom Leitschuh has been cruising around Racine, Wisconsin in a 1981 Chevrolet El Camino without a single worry about his emissions or the price of gas. The reason is that his El Camino has been converted to all electric power and he generates electricity using wind and solar panels at home.

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The bottom line is ...

This was a cool DIY project that didn't cost that much and has a great return.

Surge case for iPod touch integrates solar panels

The Surge, a case that uses solar panels to charge the iPod touch.

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The bottom line is ...

Be on the go and never fear the loss of power