Principal Solar, a publicly traded renewable energy holding company which concentrates its resources on rapidly advancing the inevitable, worldwide utilization of solar power through a unique roll-up strategy, today announced the appointments of Carl Hefton, a partner with Dallas Social Venture, and Ron Seidel, PE, a principal of RBS Energy Consulting, to its Board of
New York-based Voltaic Systems announced the release of its new case to charge the battery using solar energy. Therefore, users of ‘tablet’ devices will be able to take it with them because they will be able to charge the battery at any time. “Voltaic set out to design a lightweight case that could
Solar CEOs have a lot to say at tradeshow roundtable At the recent Solar Power International trade show and conference in California, several company executives and one state commissioner gathered to discuss the state of the solar industry. Marc Gunther from Fortune magazine led the discussion through topics of policy, what would be needed to
PV is making its way into the Solar Power industry, this new flexible plastic like material allows for a easier and cheaper installation.
Eric Turner, Product Marketing Manager, AMETEK Programmable Power, Renewable Energy Initiatives, San Diego, Calif. The ever-increasing deployment of residential and commercial photovoltaic arrays has created a high demand for small solar inverters, but they must be performance-tested to ensure they are ready for the long haul. Taking solar power generating systems from the laboratory to
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MN — A team of University of Minnesota-led researchers has cleared a major hurdle in the drive to build solar cells with potential efficiencies up to twice as high as current levels, which rarely exceed 30 percent. By showing how energy that is now being lost from semiconductors in solar cells can be
By John R. Gyorki, Editorial Director Theoretical scientists have discovered many techniques for converting sunlight into electric energy, but only photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) systems show the most promise for practical applications. It’s always fun and interesting for engineers to focus on the technical development of emerging technologies such as solar energy