Tag: solar panels

Solar panel refers to a panel designed to absorb the sun’s rays as a source of energy for generating electricity or heating. A photovoltaic (in short PV) module is a packaged, connected assembly of typically 6×10 solar cells. Solar Photovoltaic panels constitute the solar array of a photovoltaic system that generates and supplies solar electricity in commercial and residential applications.

Microgrid Technology to Improve Energy Security and Sustainablity

Microgrid Technology to Improve Energy Security and Sustainablity

Nearly 25 years ago, Caterpillar opened a proving ground about 30 miles southwest of Tucson, AZ. The facility consists of large open-air test areas, where Caterpillar conducts field trials of many of its large mining equipment before being brought to market. The proving ground site also includes workshops and an office building.

The Green

Flotovoltaics

Flotovoltaics

Within the past few years, the floating photo­voltaic (FPV) market has grown expo­nentially popular as a real alternative to traditional solar methods. Commonly known as “floatovoltaics” or floating solar, standard PV modules are installed on top of inland, compounded, and unused man-made bodies of water, including industrial water ponds, dams,

Project Profile: Community Solar

Project Profile: Community Solar

December 21, 2016—Winter Solstice and the shortest day of the year—was a special day in Washington DC. At Solar Noon, as the sun reached the highest point for that day, a new solar era was launched in the Capital of the United States.

Effecting Change

Effecting Change

Long before President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, mayors across the country began pulling together to sign an important initiative: the Sierra Club’s Mayors for 100 Percent Clean Energy.

Solar and Energy Storage Financing for Schools

Solar and Energy Storage Financing for Schools

Jason Coughlin, a solar analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, was coauthor of a 2011 report, “Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project: Financing Options for Solar Installations on K–12 Schools.”

“Schools have continued to install solar using power purchase agreements (PPAs) and the trend is to continue seeing third-party installations,” says Coughlin.

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