Scott's Solar News Daily

Scott's Solar News

August 20, 2019
SunMan Lightweight Solar Panels Power Maritime Museum

SunMan Lightweight Solar Panels Power Maritime Museum

There are many places, where due to their size, shape or weight “normal” solar panels will not suit. Recently, the man behind solar firm, Suntech, has put his talents towards lightweight solar panels. He created the “eArche” solar panel weighing about a third of a “normal” panel, but having the same output.
August 12, 2019
Solar Powered Floating Robot

FRED The Solar Powered Floating Robot For Eliminating Debris

The power of the Sun can now help us clean the oceans. FRED will pick up tonnes of junk that pose a threat to us all, but especially wild life. Students from the University of San Diego (USD), with funding by Clear Blue Sea, has successfully test launched their prototype. They are ready to go to the next phase and upscale the idea.
August 5, 2019
Tesla Solar Roof Tiles

Solar Panels? Take a Look At Tesla Solar Roof Tiles

Talk has it that Elon Musk is ramping up production of Tesla’s new Version 3 Solar Roof Tiles. They are working to push out enough for 1000 homes per week. The uptake of the earlier V2 type did not meet forecasts, so they are back with a new better, model. Now with a 23% efficiency rating, this could spark interest.
July 28, 2019
Fully Charge Your EV In 5 Minutes

No Joke: Fully Charge Your EV In 5 Minutes

Picture this: It takes four hours to charge your electric scooter to take you 70 km. So how about we cut that back to just 5 minutes? Interested? This technology can also charge your electric vehicle and mobile stuff too. Israel’s StoreDot and investor BP are making this real, because no one wants to wait.
July 19, 2019
Clever Solar Window Film Grabs Heat Uses It Later

Clever Solar Window Film Grabs Heat Uses It Later

A light reactive molecule that stores the heat from sunlight and releases it gradually afterwards is on the way. Scientists want to use this in a window film that can help control the heat levels in buildings. A team of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden believes they are very close to their goal.
July 13, 2019
Heat From Solar Panels Makes Fresh Water Too

Heat From Solar Panels Makes Fresh Water Too

Waste heat from solar panels can now go to work rather than to waste. So now instead of heat going off into the air, they can use it to produce clean water. As solar panels don’t like heat, this approach might also help cool the panels themselves, thereby improving their efficiency. Two birds, one stone - electricity and fresh water.