‘Insanely cheap energy’: how solar power continues to shock the world

Australian smarts and Chinese industrial might made solar power the cheapest power humanity has seen – and no one saw it coming ‘Solar is providing the cheapest energy the world has ever seen ... It’s a fundamentally different world we’re moving into.’ Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP In the year 2000, the International Energy Agency (IEA) made a prediction that would come…

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Semi-Transparent Solar Cells Can Power Greenhouses Without Slowing Plant Growth

Greenhouses fitted with semi-transparent solar cells can generate electricity without affecting the growth and health of the plants inside, according to a new study, suggesting we could build energy-neutral greenhouses without harming crops. Researchers tested groups of red leaf lettuce under different types of glass and different wavelengths of light, keeping all other variables the same – including…

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New Solar Power Park in the Balearics
Son Corcó, situated in Consell (Baleares), has a power of 2,4 MW. Photo: Government of the Balearic Islands

New Solar Power Park in the Balearics

In Consell, Mallorca a new photovoltaic park 'Son Corcó' has started its experimental commissioning tests this week. It is a photovoltaic installation that occupies an area of ​​almost three hectares and that will generate a power of 2.4 MW. It is the first park to be launched in the Balearic Islands since 2011, when the state government suspended…

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Major Solar Technology Shifts are coming our way

In this post, we take a more detailed look at 5 solar technologies that will have the biggest impact on the solar industry over the coming years. 2019 new solar technology — where are we headed? When most people hear the words ‘solar power’ they instantly think of good ‘ole solar panels on rooftops or in a solar…

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Rolec unveils new PV-powered electric vehicle charger range

Rolec EV is launching a solar powered electric vehicle (EV) charger for homeowners who have, or intend to have, solar. The WallPod:Ev SolarCharge includes two charging modes, allowing for charging from a combination of solar and the grid or solar alone. The first mode, The Solar + Grid Charge, monitors solar being generated, highlights it on the data…

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