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Ever Heard of Solar Powered Prisons?

Did you ever imagine prisons becoming solar-powered? Personally, I know I had never really thought of such an idea before. It’s easier to think of solar power being implemented in places such as schools, homes, commercial buildings, parks, government buildings and military quarters. But prisons? Can someone say, "Awesome"?! In late October 2011, the California [...]

SunPower Supplies Solar Cells for the Solar Impulse

  Remember the remarkable solar plane that surpassed a 24-hour test flight? If you do, great! If you don’t, then sit tight because I promise to fill you in. In a previous post back in April, I had written about a solar aircraft prototype, whose team of creators agreed to an ambitious goal after the [...]

Top 11 Flying Solar Panels

Solar is taking flights all over the world. Solar-crafted planes have certainly been making news the last decade or two and, at present, the news keeps on coming. Although it’ll probably be awhile longer before solar powered airplanes may possibly be available commercially, the ideas, innovations, and continual trial and errors from research and development [...]

5 Methods to Remove Snow Off Solar Panels

Removing Snow is Part of Maintenance Just as you need to make sure you check on the roof every so often for debris and do a bit of cleaning, snow removal is equally important. If you want your solar panel system to function and continue to produce power throughout the winter season, making sure your [...]

Can Solar Panels Ever Work At Night?

Is solar destined to remain silent at night? Some questions have definite answers. Others will always have possibilities. It has been acknowledged over the years that solar panels work best during the day when the sun is out and unobstructed. At nighttime and during the winter season, less sunlight reaches the panels and converts to [...]

Can Airplane Flight Be Solar Powered?

Can solar planes really soar the sky? Indeed! The idea of aircraft flight has been researched, tested, and launched throughout the years. Whether they will ever replace conventional airplanes is questionable; however, the mere proof that airplanes can remain functional in the air for over 20 hours is enough to promote continued innovation in energy-efficient [...]

Solar Panels In Space

  In space, so many technological structures exist. Back in 2009, discovery astronauts made their way to space to install crucial new solar panels on the International Space Station during a spacewalk. The cost of the solar panel installation at the time? $300 million. This investment was made in order to increase the resident crew [...]

SunPower’s iPhone App Helps Monitor Your Solar Panels

Have you heard of SunPower’s Monitoring System? If you haven’t, you could be in for a treat. The following is a brief description of their system from their website:   “The SunPower® Monitoring System is a web-enabled energy dashboard that offers homeowners easy access to view their home’s energy consumption and solar energy production in [...]

Can A Magnifying Glass On Solar Panels Produce More Energy?

  Are there additional ways to increase the amount of energy drawn from solar panels? Many people who own solar panels on their homes tend to want to find ways to increase and maximize their potential of converting more sunlight into energy. One of the questions I came across was stated as followed: “Could you [...]

Ever Heard of Solar Powered Bicycles?

Solar panels aren’t just sported on 4 wheeled electric vehicles. Even the two-wheelers are getting their share of solar panel technology as well. If solar roads among other projects can be given an opportunity for development and fun experiments, then why not bicycles? To my surprise, there are already several different solar bike prototypes, projects, [...]