Solar panels can produce electricity wherever the sun is shining. As electric cars continue to increase in popularity, some companies have begun exploring the possibility of integrating solar panels directly into cars to provide power on the go. In this article, we’ll take a look at how feasible solar panel cars actually are, and if you should consider buying one once they’re available.
Scientists are always looking for ways to make solar as efficient, accessible, and aesthetically pleasing as possible. Some of the most exciting research and development taking place in the industry today revolves around constructing thin, flexible solar options using organic solar cells.Continue reading
Reading Time: 4 minutesInnovation in the solar energy industry is happening constantly. While panels are typically installed on rooftops or on large plots of land, some in the industry think that roads and highways are a suitable place for solar panels as well. Solar roadways are roads that have integrated solar cells generating power from the sun – in this article, we’ll examine how feasible solar roadways are and what their future might look like.
Reading Time: 4 minutesThere are many property owners who hesitate in installing solar because of how the panels will look on their roof, or because they worry about possibly damaging their roof during installation. With this in mind, Lumeta Solar sought to create a product that sticks flat against your roof, while not requiring roof penetrations for installation: adhesive solar panels.
A new product trend is emerging in the solar industry. Bifacial solar panels are solar panels that can capture sunlight on both their front and back and are an interesting new solar solution for certain types of solar installations.Continue reading
Reading Time: 2 minutesIn this week’s Solar News Roundup, Elon Musk and Tesla reach a settlement with the SEC, and Breakthrough Energy Ventures finishes up their second round of startup investment.
Reading Time: 3 minutesSolar Power International (SPI) showcased countless advancements in photovoltaic panel technology, storage solutions, and many more segments of the solar industry. Here are the best and most innovative gadgets we saw this year in Anaheim.
Reading Time: 2 minutesIn this week’s Solar News Roundup, Tesla is struggling to hit solar roof production goals, and Chinese researchers make significant progress in organic solar cell research.
Reading Time: 2 minutesIn this week’s Solar News Roundup, Bill Gates’ energy fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures is in discussions with Alphabet to fund a new energy storage project, plus Massachusetts joins the growing list of states looking to set the bar at 100% renewable energy.