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Butterfly wings inspire a better way to absorb light in solar panels
Butterfly wings inspire a better way to absorb light in solar panelsScientists from KIT and Caltech utilize the disordered nanoholes of the black butterfly to improve solar cell performance. Image: Radwanul Hasan Siddique, KIT/Caltech The wings of a butterfly have inspired a new type of solar cell that can harvest light ...read more
Source: The Verge
Published on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:19:00 GMT
Should Ann Arbor allow solar panels in front yards?
Should Ann Arbor allow solar panels in front yards?ANN ARBOR, MI - The city of Ann Arbor wants more feedback from the public on whether or not people should be able to install solar energy equipment in their front yards and what kind of regulation on the energy systems they would like to see. The city ...read more
Source: MLive
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:34:00 GMT
5 myths about solar panels, debunked
5 myths about solar panels, debunkedHome solar panels can drastically cut or even eliminate electricity bills, reduce a home’s carbon footprint, increase resale value, and may even help a home sell faster. The cost of rooftop solar systems has fallen dramatically in recent years, and most ...read more
Source: Los Angeles Times
Published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:16:00 GMT
Worker installing solar panels dies after falling from roof of two-story Queens house
Worker installing solar panels dies after falling from roof of two-story Queens houseA worker installing solar panels took a fatal plunge from the roof of a Queens home and died Thursday, police sources said. The 60-year-old man was working for the solar panel firm Sunrun on a two-story house on 50th Ave., near 94th St., in Corona when he ...read more
Source: New York Daily News
Published on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:33:00 GMT
Solar Panels Might Get More Efficient Thanks to a Butterfly
Solar Panels Might Get More Efficient Thanks to a ButterflyA common sight in the forests and meadows of India is the common rose butterfly. Known for its velvety black wings and colorful body and tail, the common rose spends its day gathering nectar from flowers like zinnias and Egyptian Starcluster. But soon, the ...read more
Source: Popular Mechanics
Published on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:22:00 GMT
Norway's Saga Energy signs $3 billion deal with Iran for solar panels
Norway's Saga Energy signs $3 billion deal with Iran for solar panelsCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian solar panel maker Saga Energy has signed a deal worth $2.9 billion with Iran's state-owned company Amin Energy Developers to build solar power plants. Gaute Steinkopf, a consultant who assisted Saga Energy in reaching ...read more
Source: Electric Light And Power
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:27:00 GMT
Worker installing solar panels on Queens home fatally falls from roof, NYPD says
Worker installing solar panels on Queens home fatally falls from roof, NYPD saysA construction worker died after he fell from the roof of Queens home while he was installing solar panels Thursday morning, police said. The 60-year-old man was working on the roof of a two-story home on 50th Avenue, between 94th Street and Junction ...read more
Source: am New York
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:37:00 GMT
The Trump administration is still going on about putting solar panels on the border wall
The Trump administration is still going on about putting solar panels on the border wallThe Trump administration is still considering plastering the border wall with solar panels, despite the fact that experts say the idea makes no sense practically or economically. "We're certainly looking for different methods and ways to make this better ...read more
Source: The Week Magazine
Published on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:28:00 GMT
Grid Cybersecurity Project Focuses on Rooftop Solar Panels
Grid Cybersecurity Project Focuses on Rooftop Solar PanelsThe following article was originally published in eeNews Power Management. It is reprinted here with permission. A new project led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, Calif.) aimed at strengthening the cybersecurity of the power grid ...read more
Source: Electronic Design
Published on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:00:00 GMT
Sunrun : Worker installing solar panels on Queens home fatally falls from roof, NYPD says
Sunrun : Worker installing solar panels on Queens home fatally falls from roof, NYPD saysOct. 20--A construction worker died after he fell from the roof of Queens home while he was installing solar panels Thursday morning, police said. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead. His identity was not immediately ...read more
Source: 4 Traders
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:04:00 GMT