Solar Power

India as an Emerging Nation in Solar Power

New Delhi’s International Solar Alliance envisions a green future. India with the help of France hosted the very first International Solar summit on March 11...
Solar Cell

Solar Cell Efficiency can be Improved by Slow ‘Hot Electrons’

Photons with higher energy compared to band gap energy of the semiconductor absorbing them give rise to hot electrons. The additional band gap energy...
Solar Photovoltaic Cells

Different types of Solar Photovoltaic Cells

Types of Solar Photovoltaic Cells Solar panels convert energy from the sun into the electricity we use in our homes, to power the lights on our streets, and the machinery in our industries. They can be seen on an industrial scale in solar farms and more discretely on the roofs of our own houses. Solar [...]
History of Solar Power

How Solar Technology Revolutionize From The Past

Solar energy has been used in various ways since the 7th century BC when the sun’s rays were magnified and used to create fire. In the third century B.C. the Greeks and Romans used ‘burning mirrors’ to light torches for religious purposes. It has been said that in the 2nd century B.C. Archimedes used the [...]
Solar Photovoltaics

Environmental Impact and Cost of Solar Photovoltaics

Environmential cost of solar panels In this section we discuss the environmental ‘cost’ of solar panels and approach the topic of their carbon payback period. This section can be categorised under many headings: Energy Amortisation, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Carbon Cost Payback and Energy Payback Period. All will be relevant in some form or another [...]