Generating solar energy at night? American scientists convinced it’s possible

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Generating electricity at night with solar panels? It sounds too good to be true. But according to two American researchers, it is possible. And even with a decent return: under a clear starry sky, up to 25 percent of the daily yield. Under such ideal conditions, solar panels could provide approximately 50 watts per square […]

Defective inverter with transfo? Transformerless inverter with PIDbox is THE solution

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Independent research of Solar Tester shows that more than two thirds of solar modules of 10 years or younger is suffering from efficiency losses greater than 20% due to Potential Induced Degradation or PID. PID occurs on all photovoltaic panels, often without the owner of the installation being aware of it, and implies accelerated efficiency […]

Belgian develops first family car on solar modules

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The Dutch company Lightyear has launched its first family car with solar modules. The West-Flemish Lowie Vermeersch designed the worldwide scoop. Anyone who wanted to experience the launch of the first family car powered by solar energy had to get up early on Tuesday morning. In the Dutch town of Katwijk, near The Hague, the […]

‘European sales of PV modules will increase by at least 50% in 2019’

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EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, predicts in its latest research report that worldwide sales of PV modules will grow to a level of no less than 113.2 GWp by 2019. Europe plays an important part in this growth.  According to EnergyTrend, PV module sales on the European continent will increase by at least 50% by […]

Integrated solar panels on cars mainstream from next decade?

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Car manufacturers Kia and Hyundai are planning to install solar panels on the roof of vehicles. The intention is to charge the battery of the car in this way. In the past, solar panels were already integrated in cars, but this was mainly done to feed peripheral equipment (eg interior cooling). Hyundai and Kia want […]