Solar Panel and Solar Cell Performance Versus Cost Improvements

Solar Power Cost comparison chart

Like the computer microchip, the evolution of solar panel and solar cell performance has been dramatic and is accelerating. Richard Swanson, founder of SunPower wrote a seminal paper in 2006 where he forecast how a steady and steep fall in the cost of solar panel production over time would lead to a corresponding increase in the deployment of solar panels. … Read More

Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Cells and Solar Panels

A solar Panel reflecting the sky

The ongoing significant technical advances in solar cells and solar panels over the recent decades have been a key driver in the transformation of solar power into a major source of renewable energy, and a serious alternative to traditionally generated electricity. There are now a distinct set of advantages and disadvantages to using solar cells and solar panels as part … Read More

Photovoltaic Cells – The Foundation of a Revolution

A Photovoltaic Cell

Photovoltaic cells (also known as PV cells) are small light-sensitive electronic devices that produce electrical current when exposed to sunlight. When grouped together in solar panels, and groups of solar panels, they form the basis for the most powerful form of renewable energy on the planet. Since the world has a growing appetite for electricity, especially in this digital age, … Read More

Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Energy Explained

Photovoltaic System on grassland

From early applications in space exploration, to solar calculators to modern solar power generation, photovoltaic (PV) solar energy has become a significant contributor to the clean energy mix globally. This limitless form of renewable energy is growing rapidly and now extends well beyond meeting the fundamental need for our growing appetite for low-cost electricity. Photovoltaic /PV solar energy is increasingly … Read More

Solar Battery Key Facts

A battery with solar panels in it as a symbol for solar batteries

Although solar panels are the visible parts of solar energy systems and receive by far the most attention, the humble solar battery is poised to play an equally prominent role in the solar power world. Because solar batteries maximize the use of the power generated by solar systems, they have a pronounced effect on bringing down electricity bills and reducing … Read More

Solar Panels for Sale – Key Considerations

A solar panel installation

Solar panels for sale is the kind of phrase that evokes the feeling of a discount sale. However, as in all purchases, especially those of such significance and with the level of investment involved in such a purchase, there a number of key considerations that must be borne in mind in order to make a well informed and successful purchase. … Read More

Solar System Typical and Minimum Site Requirements

A solar panel and behind the sun as a symbol for solar system requirements

Solar power is an exciting and rapidly growing alternative to traditional energy sources, which are not as clean and certainly not sustainable. However, before considering embarking on a potential solar installation, it is essential to ensure that the proposed system meets the minimum requirements, from legal, safety and environmental perspectives, starting in the planning phase. Although rigorous, these requirements do … Read More