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Archive: Category «Solar Power»

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

Photovoltaic Module Interconnections

Copper conductors are recommended for almost all photovoltaic system wiring. Copper conductors have lower voltage drops and better resistance to corrosion than other types of comparably sized conductor materials. Aluminum… Read more

Feb 10, 2011 | Edvard

Photovoltaic Module Interconnections

Solar Energy And Silver

The solar industry isn’t the largest consumer of silver, but it is a growing market that could give silver producers a boost. Most of the markets that silver serves follow… Read more

Jan 07, 2011 | Edvard

Solar Energy And Silver

Solar Power Tower

Solar power towers generate electric power from sunlight by focusing concentrated solar radiation on a tower mounted heat exchanger (receiver). The system uses hundreds to thousands of sun-tracking mirrors called… Read more

Dec 15, 2010 | Edvard

Hydro vs. Wind vs. Solar Power?

Matthew Stein, author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency wrestles with that very question in his book. Here’s an excerpt: No single… Read more

Dec 11, 2010 | Edvard

Hydro vs. Wind vs. Solar Power?


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