First investment subsidy for floating solar panels

floating pv

Flemish Energy Minister Bart Tommelein grants an investment subsidy for the first time to a project of floating solar panels. Floating PV wille be granted a maximum of 2 million euros. “As a government, we support new technologies until they are ready for the market,” explains Tommelein. “This project with floating solar panels combines a […]

American spacecraft InSight unfolds solar panels on Mars

Marslander Insight landing Mars

Recently, the InSight spacecraft successfully landed on the planet of Mars. Immediately after the landing, the Marslander unfolded the solar panels that will supply him with power. On Mars the sunlight is much less strong than on earth because the planet is further away from the sun. But InSight does not need a lot of […]

Warning unrealistic yield promises after cleaning solar modules

Reiniging zonnepanelen

In order to obtain the highest possible return from your solar modules, it is best to clean them on a regular basis. Depending on your location and the environmental factors, usually one cleaning per 1 to 5 years is sufficient. However, be on the alert when you are looking for a supplier for the cleaning […]

Dutch journalist impressed about iLumen’s PIDbox: “It recovers your PV modules”

PIDbox Light

Today iLumen is active in no less than 40 countries with its efficiency-increasing PIDbox. The Dutch journalist Warna Oosterbaan of newspaper NRC Handelsblad is one of the many foreign customers of iLumen. “For nearly six years now, I am a satisfied user of the electricity produced on my roof by six solar modules”, says Oosterbaan […]

How climate (un)friendly is the production of solar energy?

PV modules Desert

Solar energy is often considered as one of the most environmentally friendly energy sources on earth. However, certain skeptics ask serious questions about the sustainability of solar panels. MO submitted this statement to experience expert Pierre Verlinden, who has been active in the PV sector for forty years.  “Electricity produced with coal expels 1,000 grams of carbon […]