household solar Articles

  • Solar disinfection of natural waters with modified solar concentrators

    Solar water disinfection is a proven method for household purification of drinking water. Compound parabolic collectors (CPCs) have been used to enhance the inactivation rate of microorganisms. In the present study, a modified CPC with a higher concentration ratio of 1.1 was employed to further speed up the process. A large number of tests were conducted with water samples collected from ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Solar Glossary of Terms

    If you are new to the solar world, there are a few phrases you need to master in order to expertly navigate your way to the best solar installation for home. Here is a brief explanation of all the terms you may encounter during your solar journey. Energy Audit This is an audit conducted by a professional that measures electricity usage in the home. The results ...


    By NRG Solar LLC

  • How to grow a solar energy garden

    Getting energy from the sun is a great idea. However, installing solar panels house-by-house is slow, costly and cumbersome, and downright inefficient if the goal is to bring solar to the masses. This problem troubled Paul Spencer after he built his own uber-efficient, custom solar home near Aspen, Colorado in 2004.  The engineer and serial entrepreneur wondered how he could replicate his ...

  • Tips on Cleaning Your Solar Lights

    Solar lights are not a common part of life or lighting in many households but they are gaining a bit of ground. Most of them are used outdoors and this means that they will definitely get dirty after a while. These lights require regular maintenance but the fact that these lights are placed outside means that you will probably check on them less often. You will find no moving ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Renewable Heat Incentive to Boost Solar Installations in the UK

    The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which was initially launched in November 2011 for industrial, business and public-sector organizations, is now open to homeowners, private landlords, social landlords, and self-builders. The scheme pays participants to use renewable energy to heat their homes and is expected to boost revenue in the household solar panel installation market while at the same ...


  • Solar-powered `water ATMs` deliver at the last mile

    Starting by redefining success, machines that vend clean water at low cost can solve India's drinking water problem, says entrepreneur Anand Shah. Despite decades of success at providing clean, safe water in developed countries, we have failed to ensure that people globally can ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Solar Thermal System: Benefits Vs Problems?

    Solar thermal systems are the latest green renewable technology that derives energy from the sun to produce heat. This heat is then transferred to warm water for utilization or regulates temperatures within households, offices and even industries. Varying qualities of equipment results in variation of performance in terms of efficiency and quantity of energy being wasted depending upon quality. ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Siemens Takes A Good Step Towards Energy Efficiency

    The contemporary world today is facing a lot of economic and environmental challenges. It is important to find a quick and sustainable solution. Siemens, the market leader in power technology, concentrates on renewable energy, solar energy and wind power especially. The demand of solar energy and wind power in the United States is increasing as it is ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Asia–Pacific Analysis: The slow road to green energy

    More Asia–Pacific countries need to embrace renewable energy and follow the first tentative steps of some governments, says Crispin Maslog. The South-East Asia and Pacific region is blessed with abundant sources of 'green' energy ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Get Rid of Global Energy Poverty

    This modern 21st century still contains millions of people who do not have sufficient access to electricity or clean cooking facilities. Energy poverty can basically be described as the lack of access to even the most basic needs involving lights and cooking. The income disparity worldwide has increased the gap between one portion of the population enjoying luxuries and gadget ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Negative Power Generation Aspects of Adopting Renewable Sources

    Renewable energy resources are all the rage nowadays on a global scale with the biggest benefit of providing unlimited access without any fear of depletion or running out in the near future. It also provides the edge of saving the continuously decreasing fossil fuel reserves and to protect the planet against the harmful pollution caused by the burning of all non-renewable resources. Some common ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • India’s Potential in Harnessing the Alternate Energy Sources

    Long queues for gasoline, high prices and shortage of gasoline are the signs which show that how natural resources are on the verge of depletion. This shows that it is high time for us to view how to utilize natural resources. India is mainly depended on import of petroleum products for its energy requirements. It meets its requirements by importing 70% of petroleum products. This is a point of ...


    By Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools

  • 5 Eco-Friendly Installations that Attract Homebuyers

    Many homeowners are going green for different reasons. Some want to reduce their carbon footprint, others want to save money, either way going green is in. Here are five ways to add eco-friendly features to your home. Reclaim Gray Water The average family of four, according to the Environmental Protect Agency, uses 400 gallons of water every single day. Using gray water, however, ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • Photovoltaics Energy Technologies

    Technology Overview    Photovoltaic (or PV) cells are devices that use semiconductor materials—similar to those used in computer chips—to convert sunlight directly into electricity. The electric current can either be used immediately, or it may be stored, as in a battery, for later use. A typical PV or solar cell might be a square that measures about 4 ...

  • Time to `like` the energy internet

    We hear a lot about the upcoming democratization of energy.  But with the average consumer thinking about energy only six minutes per year, it’s fair to wonder if ...

  • Intelligent Storing

    Intelligent management of battery-storage systems can save money and, at the same time, be beneficial for the utility grid. Read this article and discover what is behind all this. - See more at: http://en.sma-sunny.com/2015/07/10/intelligent-storing/#sthash.s81hF5k7.dpuf Intelligent management of battery-storage systems can save money and, at the same time, be beneficial for the utility grid. ...


    By SMA Solar

  • Top 5 Climate and Energy Stories for 2014

    The U.S. energy picture has shifted dramatically in recent years. The country is currently enjoying booming domestic energy production from multiple sources. And yet, signs of uncertainty abound, especially with mounting climate risks and some energy sectors thriving more than others. We will be watching President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday to hear ...

  • How many negawatts do I need before I retire?

    A candy shop owner on Cape Cod offers a new approach to build a retirement portfolio: put solar panels on your roof. “We looked at the stock market last year and it didn’t look too good so we decided to invest in electricity,” said Ray Hebert, owner of Stage Stop Candy in Dennisport, in an article on wickedlocal.com by Nicole Muller. Thanks to today’s generous state and federal subsidies, Hebert ...

  • It’s time to invest in clean energy in Africa

    Private-sector investment in electricity is sitting on the sidelines in Africa. Here’s how we can change that. The math for Africa’s clean energy future is adding up. Solar lamps are spreading like fireflies across Ghana. A first-of-its-kind solar farm in Rwanda is providing electricity for 15,000 rural homes. Utility-scale solar and wind projects are being built in ...


    By Ensia

  • Insurers Have Huge Role As Clean Energy Investors

    Conversations about climate change and the insurance industry usually focus on catastrophic storms and their damaging financial ripples for insurance providers. Given skyrocketing extreme-weather losses in recent years, it’s surely a legitimate issue that should be making insurers re-think their business models. But insurers have another important role on the climate issue, which is how to ...


    By Ceres

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