Solar Energy Hybrid System – ThermaVolt

Solar panels get hot – very hot at times, which can negatively impact on their efficiency. That wasted heat is also wasted energy, so why not use it to heat water instead of needing to have a separate solar hot water system? Entech Solar have done just that.

Solar Energy’s Green Credentials Questioned

The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) has released a report expressing concerns regarding the environmental and health hazards of solar panel manufacturing. A number of media outlets and commentators have been somewhat exaggerating the contents of the report, bringing the “green” nature of solar energy equipment under the spotlight in very unfavourable terms. 

A Mixed Solar Bag For Suntech

Suntech Power Holdings, the world’s largest manufacturer of solar panels, has experienced mixed fortunes over the last few months, largely thanks to an uncertain economy.

Obama’s Renewable Energy Mission

When given lemons, make lemonade – so the old saying goes. The current global economic meltdown is causing a great deal of pain, but it’s also providing an opportunity not seen since World War II.

Wind And Solar Powered Car In Development

The rumours of a solar powered car has created a lot of buzz lately, particularly in relation to whispers of Toyota creating such a vehicle – which turned out to be just whispers. A company that is currently developing such a car, with the added element of wind power, is RORMaxx Automotive.