Prototype Solar Barge Could be the Future of Solar Technology

One of the major challenges of using solar panels on a large, global scale is the amount of land space they would have to take up. We can reduce the need for space by improving their efficiency (which scientist and engineers are certainly working on), but for now it is a genuine concern. However, more … Continued

7 Popular Solar Panel Myths BUSTED

The solar home trend is picking up steam, but there is still a lot of misinformation out there. Before making your decision about installing solar panels in Connecticut, let us put some myths to rest. 1. Solar panels don’t provide any power at night While technically true, this misses the point. Your solar panels collect … Continued

Google’s Solar Powered Contact Lenses Sound Amazing

No, they aren’t available yet. Too bad, right? But Google has filed (and was awarded) a patent recently for a contact lens that “harvests light received and generates power from harvested light.” In other words, they are solar powered. Here are some of the capabilities of such a device that is listed in the patent. … Continued

Japanese Paper Cutting is Inspiring New Solar Panel Designs

This is such an awesome topic, I just had to share. Researchers at the University of Michigan may have figured out how to make solar panels 40% more efficient. This is incredible technology with the potential to revolutionize solar panels. Once of the challenges of solar panel use is that they sit fixed on your … Continued

How do Solar Panels Work?

Admittedly, the average person doesn’t know much about solar energy. For a long time, it was considered a far-off technology with no immediate benefit. That isn’t the case anymore, so it’s good for people to understand how solar works. Solar cells are also call photovoltaic (PV) cells. A group of these cells (called a “module”) … Continued