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Photovoltaic End-Use Application Markets

Photovoltaic markets can be classified based on the end-use application of the technology. The most common PV projects are off-grid applications. Water pumping also represents an important application of PV,… Read more

Jan 04, 2012 | Edvard

Photovoltaic End-Use Application Markets

How solar collectors works?

Solar energy (solar radiation) is collected by the solar collector’s absorber plates. Selective coatings are often applied to the absorber plates to improve the overall collection efficiency. A thermal fluid… Read more

Sep 26, 2011 | Edvard

Solar collector

Long history of solar energy

As with hydropower, solar energy has a long history. Many pre-historic cultures used it to warm their dwellings, dry their clothes, and cure their food. The importance of solar energy… Read more

Jul 10, 2011 | Edvard

Figure 1: Mesa Verde cliff dwellings

Stand-Alone PV Systems

Stand-alone PV (photovoltaic) systems are used when it is impractical to connect to the utility grid. Common standalone systems include PV-powered fans, water pumping systems, portable highway signs, and power… Read more

Jun 08, 2011 | Edvard

3000W Off-grid polar power system

Overview of solar panel types

There are three common technologies used in solar panels, all of which are based on the common element silicon, which makes up a large proportion of the earth. Monocrystalline cells… Read more

Apr 25, 2011 | Edvard

Surge protection of cells and inverter – DC side

Providing power with photovoltaic solar panels is tremendously interesting in the context of renewable energy sources, as regards economical LV photovoltaic systems connected to the public electricity network. Because of… Read more

Mar 17, 2011 | Edvard

Surge protection of cells and inverter - DC side


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