There are two key methods for harnessing the power of the sun: either by generating electricity directly using solar photovoltaic (PV) panels or generating heat through solar thermal technologies. While the two types of solar energy are similar, they differ in their costs, benefits, and applications.
The entire industry is focused on driving down the cost of solar and improving the efficiency of solar technology, so it’s no surprise that this past week brought more major innovations in solar power. Hanergy’s self-charging solar cars, the rise of solar in New England and the growing role of concentrating solar power in the world economy are the major headlines from this week’s Solar Energy News report.
As the final flickers of million-dollar commercial spots died down after Sunday’s first ever solar-powered Super Bowl, the solar industry was ramping up another momentous and eventful week. Solar reaches grid parity in 20 states, the world’s largest solar array powers up, and a 621-mile solar panel road is announced in the top headlines from this week’s Solar Energy News.
Innovative solar technologies are growing by leaps and bounds across the world, and EnergySage is here to tell you all about it. Read on to learn more about the top solar energy news for the week of October 26th, 2015.