Tag: solar cell

A solar cell, or photovoltaic cell, is an electrical device that converts the energy of light directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect, which is a physical and chemical phenomenon. It is a form of photoelectric cell, defined as a device whose electrical characteristics, such as current, voltage, or resistance, vary when exposed to light. Solar cells are the building blocks of photovoltaic modules, otherwise known as solar panels.

Are You Ready to Meet the Tesla Solar Roof Challenge?

Are You Ready to Meet the Tesla Solar Roof Challenge?

A lot of us were taken by surprise when Elon Musk announced Tesla’s Solar Roof two weeks ago. According to him, the new Solar Roof shingles will look better, last longer, provide better insulation, be cost competitive with conventional shingles…in short, making today’s crop of roof shingles obsolete.

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Time to Trade In Your Roof?

Time to Trade In Your Roof?

According to Elon Musk, his new Solar Roof shingles will look better, last longer, provide better insulation, be cost competitive with conventional shingles…in short, make your current roof obsolete.

Coming in four different styles Musk calls “Textured Glass, Tuscan Glass, Smooth Glass,” and “Slate Glass,” each of the tiles looks from

Perovskite: Game Changer for Solar Energy?

Perovskite: Game Changer for Solar Energy?

Oct. 25, 2016 sponsored content by Stanford University. The solar industry is currently going through a time of great change. Consider that during the oil crises in the 1970s, generating solar energy cost about $100 per watt. As research and the use of solar power increased, the price dropped rapidly

Net Zero Energy Buildings

Net Zero Energy Buildings

Imagine that your company management has told you they are planning to design and build a new headquarters, or retrofit the current building to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified Platinum and net zero energy . . . and they want you to make it happen.

Why Solar, Why Now?

Why Solar, Why Now?

It became undeniable last year that renewable energy in general, and solar energy in particular, had reached its tipping point. After decades of promise and struggle through adverse market conditions, while incrementally improving its tech­nological performance, solar energy was poised to take off. And take off it did.

Many communities are considering, researching, or implementing microgrid solutions. The underlying rationale often involves complex business, operational, and economic issues. See our FREE Special Report: Understanding Microgrids. Download it now!

It is no longer

Net Zero Energy

Net Zero Energy

Imagine that your company management has told you they are planning to design and build a new headquarters, or retrofit the current building to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified Platinum and net zero energy . . . and they want you to make it happen.

The SunShot Initiative: Making Solar Energy Affordable for All Americans

The SunShot Initiative: Making Solar Energy Affordable for All Americans

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative is a collaborative national effort launched in 2011 that aggressively drives innovation to make solar energy fully cost competitive with traditional energy sources before the end of the decade.

SunShot supports efforts by private companies, universities, nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, and

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