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India Unveils the World’s Largest Solar Power Plant

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:02:47 +0000

Kamuthi in Tamil Nadu, India is now home to the world’s largest solar plant that adds 648 MW to the country’s generating capacity. Previously, the Topaz Solar Farm in California, which was completed two years ago and has a capacity of 550 MW, held the title. Aljazeera reports:



Tesla Runs Tau In American Samoa Island On Solar Power

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:31:50 +0000

Tesla has announced their solar panels are nearly entirely powering the island of Ta’u in American Samoa. SolarCity developed a microgrid with 1.4 megawatts of solar generation capacity — enough to power nearly 100% of the island, according to a SolarCity blog posted on Tuesday. The microgrid is enabled by 60 Tesla Powerpacks, the company’s ...



5 Benefits Of Solar Powered Lights

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 11:00:43 +0000

Many people are used to power external lights, but technological advances have allowed people to go to the outdoor solar lights. Units have many advantages, including: They have an output Instead of the cables used to power electric lights, these units have small solar panels that use natural light to charge a battery. The lights ...



Australian scientists just set a new solar power efficiency record

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:41:42 +0000

Scientists at the Australian National University have set a world record for efficiency for a solar thermal dish generating steam for power stations. The team halved energy losses and achieved a 97 percent conversion of sunlight into steam through a new receiver for a solar concentrator dish. This beats commercial systems by about seven percentage ...



Types of Outdoor LED Lights for Homes

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:28:03 +0000

This kind of lighting is known for being vitality productive, dependable, and brilliant. This is the reason numerous property holders use LED lights for homes both inside and outside use. Since they don’t require much vitality to function admirably they are particularly useful in sun powered lighting. What’s more, on the grounds that the knob ...



Europeans Using Solar Power To Transform Urine Into Beer

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:42:41 +0000

For the second year in a row, a team of researchers at Belgium’s Ghent University is collecting urine at one of Europe’s largest festivals, Roskilde. The researchers are hoping that by the time next year’s festival rolls around, one of the country’s breweries should have plenty of recycled urine beer to pour out for adventurous ...



Solar Impulse completes historic round-the-world trip

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:34:20 +0000

A solar powered plane has landed in Abu Dhabi, completing a historic round-the-world trip with stops in India, Asia, Europe and North America. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for 15 years,” said Solar Impulse chairman and pilot, Bertrand Piccard, in an impromptu speech on the tarmac shortly after landing. “We should never accept the ...



UK firm powers 49,000 homes through solar energy in Nigeria

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:13:51 +0000

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, UKAID, in a bid to increase electricity supply in Nigeria, has provided solar energy to 49,000 homes within the Nation. According to the agency in charge of the programme in Nigeria ‘SolarNigeria’, the funds from the UK DFID will be used to scale the market for solar home ...



The Advantages Of Solar LED Lights

Sun, 29 May 2016 22:41:34 +0000

Supplanting your energy source and picking vitality lessening lighting choices can have an immense effect to your expenses and even offer you solid lighting particularly for your open air needs. There are such a large number of lighting options and sunlight based LED lights are a portion of as well as can be expected pick. ...



Could Libya become the world’s solar power leader?

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:19:18 +0000

Another study by Nottingham Trent University recommends Libya may deliver very nearly seven times more power from sun oriented vitality than oil every day. Libya is situated in North Africa along the Tropic of Cancer. This area gives abundant daylight for the duration of the day. Libya’s atmosphere incorporate couple of shady days, further expanding ...