Solar Power

A Quick History of Solar Electric Power in California

The ancient Romans, whose bathhouses included south-facing windows to catch the sun's heat, ferreted out a wonderful thing. Throughout past history, solar energy has been made use of for light and also warmth– and also most lately, power for our expanding power requirements. Long as Californians would certainly like to declare that solar electrical electrical …

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Solar Energy Resources

Below are a number of solar power resources you may find useful. Solar energy on WikipediaPhotovoltaics Photovoltaics (PV) is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar … Photovoltaic power generation employs solar panel s … Solar power plants in the Mojave Desert There are several solar power plants in the Mojave Desert which supply …

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63% of new solar capacity in the U.S. came from utilities outside California

  A recent survey by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) showed that in 2011 around 63% of new solar capacity in the U.S. came from utilities outside California, the largest percentage on record. Moreover, a total of seven of the year’s top 10 utilities were from outside California, and four of the top-ranking utilities …

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Solar Power Cell Manufacturer hoping to put the USA back on the Solar Map

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The machine looks like a square spaceship with a round hatch or a giant oven with a convection fan. Its designer jokingly calls the contraption the “world’s most expensive bug zapper.” In fact it’s a wafer tool, developed by San Jose startup Twin Creeks Technologies as a better, cheaper way to …

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solar panels

Solar panel efficiency has been a subject of intense interest since the turn of the century. The first solar panel achieved an efficiency of about 6 percent. This was a major breakthrough in science as we rolled out our first commercial photovoltaic device in history. After the successful use of solar panels on spacecrafts, interest …

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