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MIT produces glass-like solar photovoltaic cells

A potentially major breakthrough for the future of solar photovoltaic power has been achieved at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): organic solar cells that are transparent for visible light, […]

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Flexible Thin-film Solar photovoltaics

In a previous Solar Choice blog entry, Prateek Chourdia wrote about some emerging trends in the future of photovoltaic solar technology, including thin-film solar power. This entry will summarise some […]

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Solar-powered carports

The number of small, simple ways to put solar power to use in daily life seems virtually endless, and opportunities present themselves at every corner. Solar carports are one innovative […]

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Renewable Energy: Charging Electric Vehicles

How will the transportation of the future reduce its reliance on fossil fuels? Despite all its advantages, one of the biggest disadvantages of photovoltaics (PV or solar power), and most […]

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Own and Run a Solar Farm

The image of a rural plot with a wind turbine producing electricity to be fed into the electricity grid with cattle milling about underneath grazing the grass has become a […]

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Western Australia’s Commercial-scale Solar Farms

Two significantly large¬†solar farm projects are underway in Western Australia: the Greenough River Solar Farm near Ellendale in the Mid West, and a hybrid solar-diesel plant in the Pilbara region, […]

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New record for largest rooftop solar array in Australia

Previously we wrote about Australia’s two largest rooftop solar power arrays–The Adelaide Fairgrounds installation and the Sydney Theatre Company, 1MW and 340kW, respectively. This title has once again changed hands, […]

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World Land Speed Record for Solar Powered Car

An Australian Solar Powered Car, Sunswift IV, or “IVy”, designed, built and driven solely by University of New South Wales students, has broken the land speed record for the world’s […]

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Feeding Solar Power Back To The Grid

Feeding Solar Power back into the electricity network is the job of your inverter. We have talked about sizing your inverter and how the location of your solar power panels […]

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