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China’s Solar, DC-Powered Microgrid, Courtesy of Intel, Nextek, LBNL and People Power

Solar panels generate direct current (DC) power, and computers, printers, telephones, lights, and pretty much every other typical office power load use DC power. Why…

West Tennessee Solar Success

West Tennessee has seemed to lag behind East and Central Tennessee in the number of interconnected solar photovoltaic systems. While wind energy seems to be…

World Solar Photovoltaic Market Grew to 27.4 Gigawatts in 2011, Up 40% Y/Y

Overall market growth in 2011 was boosted by strong second half demand ahead of further deep cuts in solar incentives. This followed a period of…

VW eyeing largest solar park in state

Construction is to start soon on a solar park estimated to cost about $30 million that will supply a big chunk of power to Chattanooga’s…

Team claims highest efficiency for quantum dot photovoltaic battery

A research group at the University of Tokyo and Sharp Corp developed a quantum dot-type photovoltaic (PV cell with a high efficiency. Its cell conversion…