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.

Powering Africa

Powering Africa

In Ghana, “dumsor,” or “off and on,” is an energy supply issue that businesses contend with every day. To stay in operation, they must rely heavily on backup generators. Power shortages on farms sometimes cut revenues in half, costing Ghana’s economy about 2% of its GDP.  Energy-related issues are widely

MSW—Reader Favorites

MSW—Reader Favorites

Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Grading & Excavation Contractor magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

Biology Inspires Technology

Biology Inspires Technology

From fully degradable bioplastics derived from shrimp shells, to tiny RoboBees programmed for pollination, biologically inspired technologies use principles found in nature to create solutions. These advancements represent a remarkable fusion of life sciences and engineering. And solar panels may be the next technology to benefit from biological enhancement.

While

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.

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