Scott's Solar News Daily

Scott's Solar News

April 10, 2021
PV can make us fossil fuel free faster

New Study: PV can make us fossil fuel free faster than we think

he IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) - has had a shake-up in how it assesses ways to lower energy production levels. In fact, PV's abilities have been very much under estimated.
February 3, 2021
CER Reports Solar Surge CV19

Clean Energy Regulator Reports Solar Surge

According the Clean Energy Regulator’s (CER) latest report, CV19 hasn’t appeared to slow Aussie households taking up solar at all. In fact, it appears to be propelling a spike in growth. Around 30% of homes now have rooftop solar, now pushing to set a new local record, and match international benchmarks. Given the ongoing high price of electricity, falling solar costs and lots of sunshine, its no surprise that people are investing in solar as a realistic solution.
November 5, 2020
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 19, 2020
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 4, 2020
Italy’s CCN Delivers New Hybrid

Italy’s CCN New Hybrid “E-Prop” Super Yacht

Italian super yacht shipbuilder Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN) unveiled the 31mt Vanadis to her owner recently. Vanadis, is a mythical Norse goddess. While crafted in light alloy, the project is a joint effort. CCN, with Dutch designer Guido de Groot and Ginton Naval Architects teamed to make a stunning "hybrid powered" vessel.
July 3, 2020
Queensland Heralds Solar Breakthrough

University of QLD Heralds Solar Breakthrough

Quantum Dot Technology developed by the University of Queensland (UQ) produces a significant breakthrough in solar energy production. Their work with nano-particles, “quantum dots”, has seen them break the world record for solar energy conversion to electricity. This puts the technology one step closer to being a reality in our lives, saving us money and CO². “Quantum dots” even work in low-light conditions.