Dark side of the sun – problems with solar energy

Social support for solar energy is growing everywhere all over the world but problems connected with this clean energy source still occur. In this article we would like to point out 4 most significant ones and discuss them shortly.

You think you can’t afford for solar energy? Think again.

As the biggest problem in solar energy case (and whole RES) people often pointing is a cost of clean energy installations. Is there really no way, which can reduce a cost of such systems? Look closer for examples mentioned by us and decided by yourself.

World Cup in sunny Brazil even more sunny thanks to solar energy!

Football fans from all over the world are waiting for one of the biggest events in this sport: World Cup in Brazil. This sunny country is not only homeland for many best football players in history, but also it is a first host to use so much solar energy. How it will look like?

3 latest, unusual concepts connected with solar power

Nowadays there are many innovative inventions connected with latest technology development. Not otherwise sittuation presents in new concepts connected with solar power. Last time we mentioned about solar roadways, this time we would like to present you maybe even larger and more impressive ideas. 

Solar roadways will lead us to brighter future?

It is commonly known how fast solar energy market is growing. There is a lot of investments in this sector each year. Latest inventions also show how perspective this source of energy. Below you can find one of the most interesting examples.

Do not be fooled – how pricing of PV energy systems really looks like?

Many people complain about PV energy systems price. Is it really such big problem nowadays? Maybe there is some comparision, which let us to look on this issue in other, brighter light?

Ideas for utilization of solar energy – examples from around the word

Many different ideas connected with economy, energy efficiency, inventions are good examples of how investing in solar energy development is popular nowadays. Some of them you can find in the text below. 

Review of latest news from world of solar energy

The impact of solar energy on the world is still growing. Today we will mention examples of solar energy usage from several places all over the globe. Just look how many things are to achieve thanks to solar technology implementation!

We need to change the ways of our energy acquisition – EU dilemmas

Situation in EU starts to be tense. Problems connected with energy independence are still more serious with every year. What solutions are proposed and are they possible to implement? 

China as a rescue for solar energy in Poland?

China – one of the world's top economc giants would like to help in development of solar energy market in Poland. Why and how does it plan to do this? Which problems occur on the way of this idea? 

Solar energy conspiracy theory – RES in Poland

It seems that problems connected with RES law in Poland haven't ended yet – bill still has not been released. In the meantime the report about Polish coal sector and high government subsidies was published. What these things mean for solar energy in Poland?

Summary of the latest solar energy news

Great changes in the solar energy world continue – news about new projects and increasing solar installations capacity come from every corner of the world. Let's take a closer look into plans of some of the most progressive countries in solar energy investments nowadays. 

UK starts to appreciate solar energy benefits

United Kingdom is at the beginning of big changes – solar energy is becoming more and more popular. According to ideas of energy and climate change minister Greg Barker, solar importance could be even more far, than anyone expected.

Facebook, Google and Ikea acknowledged solar inventions usage benefits

Leading companies decide to invest in solar inventions on higher scale. They plan to connect them with strategies of saving or earning big money. You think that biggest players can be wrong in their invesments?

Review of news from solar world technology

In this article we would like to share with you some from the latest news from solar world technology. You can find out, what interesting recently happens in development of solutions for solar industry. If they will be future tools, which will be supporting bigger efficiency and harvest of solar energy?

Solar systems as a tourist attractions?

Solar installations – everyone knows what profit they make: reduction of CO2 emission, creating new jobs, providing a new stimulus in technology development, gradual change of course towards ecological sources of generating energy. It is easy to overlook the issue of changes which are brought into landscape, where they are installed. Can we treat solar systems only as foreign elements disfiguring natural beauty of environment or maybe on the contrary – they are harmonious complements of its values? What are other possible ways of using this innovative energy sources?

Halfway to solar energy systems 100% efficiency?

 Solar energy starts to conquering the world's RES market – constantly dropping prices and growing efficiency acquire for it interest of common man. Subsidies making also great impact on decisions about purchase, but maybe in the close future – they won't be even any longer needed?

Collectors subisidy and installation process: before audit

One of the most common reasons why people want to give up solar energy investment are: high price, complicated subsidy process and uncertain profits from obtaining this kind of energy. Are those arguments right – check it by yourself, following collectors installation process „step by step”.

Solar energy and space technology

Solar energy and space technology – two fields of science development which can be a chance for brighter future of mankind. Both of them brings innovative solutions which are used in other areas. For some time there have been efforts to combine to reach new quality in our technology evolution. How? - check it yourself

EU laudable RES subsidies plans crushed?

It seems that changes in subsidies for RES do not only concern particular countries, but the whole EU policy. Will new decisions be a withdrawal from supporting RES? How could it end?

China as an innovative solar solution giant

All of us know that China is a huge manufacturer of solar systems and their components. There is also another aspect of solar energy development in this region of the world no less important than its big manufacturing power.

Biggest solar thermal plant in the world is already working!

Solar world enters new year with big impact - Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California has been ready for use since yesterday. It's the biggest solar thermal plant in the world, which has 30% of all US solar thermal energy and can bring power to 140 000 of nearby households by generating 392 MW of power. It consists of 300 000 mirrors controlled by computer, which is 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. They are redirecting sun power to three 459-foot towers.

Solar panels in Antarctica?

Many people don't believe in future of solar energy. Meanwhile solar energy market is becoming bigger and getting wider range of the world's influence. It's even starting to conquer Antarctica!

Latest PV panels technology

Solar technology goes further with every year. We described basic types of PV panels in previous article, this time we would like to present you the lastest invention in PV technology – DSC cells, called III generation of PV cells.

The Fourth Revolution – movie about RES

This time we would like to propose you an interesting and inspiring movie about RES*. It's not the latest production, but we believe that it's worth to watch it. You can find the link to the film and more information about it in the article below.

CPV as a next step of PV installations development?

CPV – Concentrated Photovoltaic is not the latest invention in solar energy world, but it is surely one of the most dynamic growing branches of this market.

Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept – solar car of the future?

Do you remember Pure Tension Pavilion made by Volvo company? In this article we would like to show you the latest solar invention created by Ford. Maybe this will be one of the keys to our “clean” future?

Interesting solar inventions, part 3.

Third part of article series devoted to inventions connected with solar power usage. This time we would like to present some examples of using solar technology in nanotechnology and medicine.

Stadium or solar power station?

Kaohsiung Stadium – one of the most interesting and innovative buildings in the world and also - solar power station. Why is it so unique? Could it be a new standard in construction?

Household with zero energy requirement – SF or feasible idea?

Nowadays, all worlds eyes turns into ecologic sollutions path. We all know PV panels, solar collectors, wind farms, etc energy saving methods. But is it really possible to design house absolutely inependent from any source of outer energy? Lets think about that and look, what latest technology develope offers to us.

Interesting solar inventions, part 2.

Is it possible to create plane, which will not produce any pollution? French designer Daphnis Fournier claims that is possible. She has developed a plane, entirely powered by electricity. 

You don’t believe in „green” future with RES? Google does!

Many people regard RES “boom” as a some kind of fashion, which will end soon. They don't believe, that it is really pragmatic, future and profitable way of life. But, if its not – why such giant and modern company as Google decide to go in this direction?

PV panels as solution for energy problems of African countries.

African energy crisis is one of the biggest problems of this region. Most popular kerosene as lighting and electric energy source is still too expensive for people living on this continent. Development of solar energy systems could be best way for satisfy energy demand of Africa.

Interesting solar inventions, part 1.

In this article series we will try to present a couple of most amazing and promising solar inventions, which development can change our world for better. Solar energy it is not only PV panels or collectors, but also those mentioned innovative ideas. Who knows – maybe in future all of us will be using one of them? So, its maybe good time to have a closer look them.

Pure tension pavilon – unique PV technology.

New sollution, bright future of communication and PV technology, or just interesting idea? Is it really unique technology? Pure tension pavilon – can it change our world?

Solar collectors – how it works – types, construction and much more.

Basically, there are two collector types (in terms of their structure): flat collector and tube collector. There are some differences between them, according to their sizes, efficiency, installation and their already mentioned structure. Below we present a shortcut which helps to understand their specification better.

Interesting solar inventions – future of technology?

Most of us have heard about PV panels, solar collectors and solar heating/cooling systems. But have you ever heard about solar roads, 3000 kilometers solar car races or independent, solar – powered streetlight? So, maybe it is a right time to check some new information from world of solar energy?

Basic information about PV panels

There are few types of PV panels, according to production material. All of them have their own specific, which we will try to shortly and simple dicuss in this article. We will also mention about latest PV panels technology, called as „second generation”. 

Solar systems – it is easier than you think!

Many people believe that solar systems and everything connected with it is an area reserved for professionals. Nothing could be more wrong. Nowadays, with the access to the Internet there is no problem in find information we are interested in. In this article I would like to present some information and to some wrongly viewed aspects. This will help you take right decision about getting or not your solar energy installation.

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