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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.

An Encouraging Outlook

An Encouraging Outlook

There are now more than one million individual solar installations nationwide, with the residential solar market remaining strong, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. The US installed 1,665 megawatts (MW) of solar PV in the first quarter of 2016 to reach 29.3 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity, enough

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SENS
Designed for mission-critical genset, marine, and standby applications, MicroGenius 2 battery charger pack offers advanced charging technology in a small, rugged, and rainproof package. Dynamic Boost, a SENS patented technology, charges batteries perfectly each recharge cycle, dynamically adapting to current system and battery conditions. HELIX, another MicroGenius 2 innovation, substantially extends the life

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SEPCO – SOLAR ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY
The SolarViper solar LED lighting system utilizes a high intensity LED fixture combined with the efficiency of off-grid solar power systems for installation of various applications including streets, parking lots, walkways, and so much more. SEPCO provides a minimum autonomy to ensure reliability, and every system

Reader Profile:  Fritz Kreiss

Reader Profile: Fritz Kreiss

Energy services offer great opportunity, but a lack of funding inhibits its potential, Fritz Kreiss asserts. Kreiss is CEO of Alternative Utility Services (AUS). The Lake Geneva, WI-based company is a licensed energy aggregator for gas, electricity, and energy services, including lightingretrofits, geothermal, and combined heat and power (CHP) in

Mirrors Blamed for Fire at Ivanpah Solar Plant Near Primm

Mirrors Blamed for Fire at Ivanpah Solar Plant Near Primm

Associated Press Thursday, May 19, 2016 | 6:50 p.m. PRIMM — A small fire shut down a generating tower Thursday at the world’s largest solar power plant, leaving the sprawling facility on the California-Nevada border operating at only a third of its capacity, authorities said.

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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

SEPA to Become the Smart Electric Power Alliance

SEPA to Become the Smart Electric Power Alliance

The new name reflects growing connections between solar and other distributed resources

Solar is one of the fastest growing energy sources in the U.S. But growth by itself is not enough. The positive impact of solar is magnified when partnered with complementary technologies intelligently blended into a more dynamic and responsive

The Bill Gates Energy Interview:

The Bill Gates Energy Interview:

The most remarkable thing about meeting Bill Gates in person is beholding his mental map of the world — how advances in technology, the well-being of humanity, and the fate of our world are all intertwined.

Tech Insider met with Gates on Monday to talk about his 2016 annual letter, in

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