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Solar powered lighting systems

Photovoltaic lighting is a well-established reality in many contexts. With the spread of photovoltaics, the market has begun to offer garden lamps or home lighting that integrates photovoltaic panels. The appeal does not lack street furniture with large street lamps capable of guaranteeing the right visibility by exploiting the energy collected during the day.

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Suntrunks, to have clean electricity everywhere

Suntrunks is a completely autonomous system that allows you to produce solar energy in any location because suntrunks is a portable device! It is compact and has all the components designed to produce electricity from the sun. It comes in the form of a case that becomes operational in just 5 minutes.
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Change of direction for the photovoltaic industry

The photovoltaic industry is changing its course: from Europe it moves to Asia to arrive, in 2017, in emerging countries such as Saudi Arabia and South Africa.During 2013, the demand for solar energy will increase by two gigawatts (GW) going from the current 29 GW to 31 GW and for the first time, China will overtake Germany so as to become the first consumer of solar energy, sending Italy straight to third place.
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Plant-based photovoltaic

Photovoltaics becomes even greener with the use of sustainable materials. The BioSolar company has just launched photovoltaic panels on the market that include organic components. The photovoltaic modules are coated with a petroleum-based protective film, the company BioSolar has replaced this coating with a patented organic-based material, more precisely cotton and castor beans.
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The tallest solar towers in the world

Two leading solar companies have joined forces to build the largest solar towers in the world. These are two units that developing vertically will be able to produce a capacity of 500 MW. Each unit is defined "Palen Solar Electric Generating System", has a capacity of 250 MW (megawatts) and a height of 750 feet, equal to about 229 meters!
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Solar energy that saves Africa

In the country of Benin, in West Africa, only 20 of the population has access to electricity and in rural areas the percentage is even lower. For families, the only possible alternative is to use kerosene lighting systems, which are expensive, dangerous and highly harmful.
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Around the world aboard the solar airplane

It's called Solar Impulse and it's living proof that solar energy can play a crucial role in aviation as well. Solar Impulse uses solar energy to fly both day and night, it began its mission in 2010, in Dübendorf, where it completed its first night flight.
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It's time for energy storage

Energy storage, understood as the possibility of storing self-produced energy, is the next challenge for photovoltaic systems and one of the most interesting market sectors for the coming years. According to a study published by IMS Research based on interviews with 400 photovoltaic buyers in Italy, Germany and the UK, 40 of the plants built by 2015 will be equipped with storage.
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Germany, incentives for energy storage start

The Irex Annual Report has just shown how political support could guarantee the Italian energy market an economic return of 49 billion euros. Germany has been more ready and in addition to supporting clean energy with targeted incentives for the installation of photovoltaic and wind power plants, it has embarked on a new strategy with the announcement of incentives for energy storage.
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Photovoltaics in the hands of China

When it comes to low-cost manufacturing and production, China always pops up, and so does the photovoltaic sector. China is the first country in the world for the production of photovoltaic cells and modules and with the market trend, it becomes increasingly difficult to subtract this record. Made in China photovoltaic is exported all over the globe excluding a few countries: the nations that protect photovoltaic companies and provide good public incentives manage to keep up with the photovoltaic market from China.
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From the solar concentrators the photovoltaic window

Among the most interesting applications of luminescent solar concentrators is the photovoltaic window, a system that using the concentrators in the glazed part is able to produce electricity without losing the essential feature of a window, namely transparency. The ENI - Donegani Research Center for Non-Conventional Energy works there, for example, which has produced an application for charging electric bikes installed at the ENI headquarters in Rome.
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Solar radiation

The setting up of a photovoltaic system requires a certain initial investment and, to ensure an economic return within a reasonable time, it is necessary to evaluate the solar radiation of the area in which you intend to proceed with the installation so as to estimate, with a certain precision, what will be the energy performance of the photovoltaic panels.
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Solar powered lanterns

Photovoltaic cells have become so cheap that they can be incorporated into backpacks, bags and covers for smartphones or tablets. Even the garden benefits from photovoltaic technology, in fact, solar-powered lamps and lanterns are becoming more and more popular. In the photo above, for example, you can see four solar-powered lantern-shaped lamps.
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Mexico, a delicious dish for photovoltaics

Mexico, thanks to its geographical position, is a greedy territory for the photovoltaic sector. Thanks to a high average annual solar radiation, Mexico stands out in the list of the 15 countries with the highest installed capacity of photovoltaic energy worldwide. Together with the optimal geographic location, competitive costs help the spread of photovoltaics in Mexico: according to the Solarplaza report, photovoltaic prices in Mexico fell by 30 percent in just one year (from 2011 to 2012) and, to hear an industry expert, Arture Herrero, Chief Marketing Officer at Jinko Solar, the demand for photovoltaics in 2013 is still rising.
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Domestic experimentation of the photovoltaic solar boiler

The photovoltaic solar boiler we are talking about is an experimental system under test that uses the energy of the sun through a photovoltaic panel to produce domestic hot water in a tank completely separate from the boiler (typically gas) used for heating. The description contained in this article is based on the data provided by the creator with reference to the system built at his home in Ronco Briantino (MB), available to those interested for technical checks aimed at a possible prototyping.
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Advanced solar and hydrogen photoreproduction

Photoreproduction, which consists in the production of hydrogen by means of solar energy, is one of the open frontiers of advanced solar. This technology is very interesting because it can constitute a solar energy storage system, by its intermittent nature (it is known that this is the greatest limit of solar energy).
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Solar boiler for water heating

When we talk about a solar boiler we are referring to a solar thermal system consisting of a storage tank (boiler) and a system designed to heat the water. The system can be given by one or more manifolds or by a simple copper plate or by a selective panel. From this it is clear that there are different types of solar boiler.
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Duties on Chinese solar, how much will they cost to Europe?

Europe has fixed customs duties on solar imports from China (cells and panels). China in response has launched an anti-dumping investigation into imported European wine, particularly French, Italian and Spanish wine. According to China's allegations, cheap European wine would harm the Asian market.
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Pyppy: domestic photovoltaics

Pyppy is the name of the home photovoltaic device that fits perfectly in the garden or balcony. It was presented as the "first balcony photovoltaic system in Italy" and boasts the characteristics of a true domestic photovoltaic. The first evidence is given by the wheels: pyppy is equipped with wheels that ensure maximum ease of use.
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Solar powered lighting systems

Photovoltaic lighting is a well-established reality in many contexts. With the spread of photovoltaics, the market has begun to offer garden lamps or home lighting that integrates photovoltaic panels. The appeal does not lack street furniture with large street lamps capable of guaranteeing the right visibility by exploiting the energy collected during the day.
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The solar socket window Window Socket

What if we plug it directly into the sun? Well, when you apply Window Socket with the suction cup to the window glass, the imaginative effect will be just that: pure energy directly from the source, zero or almost zero pollution. The technology behind this solar window socket to produce electricity is the same as that of solar panels, but the suggestive effect adds value.
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