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A new type of solar heaters provides cheaper electricity

Here’s an interesting look at parabolic mirror system for collecting solar energy.

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Science Solar

Grid Scale Energy Storage 30x cheaper than Lithium-ion! How do they do that?

Utility scale energy storage is a hot topic right now as grid operators look for ways to economically adopt intermittent renewable sources like wind and solar into our global electrical systems. Now a team at MIT has combined and improved several existing technologies into a flexible modular solution that could be as much as 30x […]

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Solar 3.0: This New Technology Could Change Everything

In this video, explore the world’s fastest improving new solar technology, and provide an exclusive peek inside the lab of a team working on this breakthrough material. Imagine an inexpensive solution of perovskite crystals that can make a photovoltaic cell so thin, that just half a cup of liquid would be enough to power a […]

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Quantum Computing Solar

Solar PV efficiency – new breakthrough!

Solar photovoltaic panels are currently limited to a maximum efficiency of about 30%, and in practice only actually achieve about 20% to 23% efficiency. Now a team in Cambridge has developed a film that can amplify the number of photons that the panel can use, with a potential increase in efficiency to as much as […]

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The Mystery Flaw of Solar Panels

Real Engineering explores a flaw of solar panels.

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How to Get 4X The Power From Your Solar Panels

Tech Ingredients tests out his solar panel reflector design. We start with an overview of possible reflector technologies and then compare two identical solar panels but one has the reflector panels installed.

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Maker Solar

A Solar Generator the Will Run Fridge and Deep Freeze For Two Days

I’ve built a solar generator a few years ago and I’m thinking it’s time for an upgrade. This video is a little tour of my new solar generator with its features and capacity ratings. I will update with another video when I add the extra battery module and connect it to solar panels for charging […]

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Maker Solar

Storing Solar Power on a Roof

Battery technology has a long way to go if renewables are going to be successful. Here’s an interesting and low tech way to store energy.

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