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Solar energy that saves Africa
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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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Not just panels: solar technologies

Certainly we are not just talking about photovoltaic panels, solar technologies can be active but also passive: the passive ones are also called 'direct' because they implement a direct exploitation of the radiation without other transformations (passive solar technologies are for example windows and greenhouses ), vice versa the active ones are called 'indirect' because they operate a transformation (this is precisely the case of photovoltaic panels).
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Photochromic glasses with photovoltaic panels

Photochromic glasses have the particularity of starting a reversible chemical reaction whenever they are exposed to sunlight. Generally solar radiation causes a darkening of the glass. What happens when the technology used in the photovoltaic sector is added to the photochromic glasses?
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Integrated photovoltaic in the company without incentives

Pressvit's headquarters in Zibido San Giacomo in the province of Milan Numerous cases show that companies consider integrated photovoltaics convenient even without the state incentives of the now exhausted V Conto Energia. A good example is that of Pressvit Srl of Zibido San Giacomo, in the province of Milan, specialized in the sector of unified design screws, which has planned the launch of some energy efficiency measures including the installation of two photovoltaic systems for the roof of the headquarters.
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Photovoltaic system for the home, towards installation

A home photovoltaic system will produce clean and efficient electricity without being accompanied by a hefty monthly bill. Before installing a photovoltaic system for the home, it is necessary to evaluate some factors, first of all the solar exposure of the surface involved in the intervention.
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3D printing for glass production

3D printing technology could revolutionize the photovoltaic sector but for now it is solar energy that goes to the aid of 3D printing with a low environmental impact innovation. A 3D printer powered by sunlight has been developed, the purpose of this application? Turning desert sand into glass.
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Stella arrives, the solar-powered vehicle

Solar energy is destined to play a leading role in the transport sector. There is talk of solar vehicles, photovoltaic highways and solar-powered charging stations. What links the transport sector to solar energy are not only theoretical concepts or projects: in the Netherlands, work has begun involving the construction of 200 solar charging stations for electric vehicles, the last of the 200 filling stations for EV will be installed no later than 2015!
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Photovoltaic, on-site exchange

As an alternative to the production of electricity from fossil fuels, there is that produced by photovoltaic systems which, thanks to the use of silicon panels and / or other material, it is possible to capture the sun's rays to convert it into electricity. With the installation of photovoltaic power between 1 kw / p and 200 kw / p it is possible to access the exchange on site.
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Solar thermal, why is it convenient?

A solar thermal system guarantees savings for the production of domestic hot water which on average ranges from 50 to 90. The overall saving reaches 40 in combined systems, i.e. when the space heating is integrated, as well as the production of domestic hot water. The energy requirement for the production of domestic hot water of a gas system plus solar thermal is about one fifth compared to an electric water heater, less than half compared to a gas boiler and about 60 compared to a system consisting of an electric water heater plus solar thermal.
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Japan, solar energy comes into orbit

On Earth, solar energy can only be exploited during the day, moreover, the electrical potential is influenced by atmospheric conditions, seasons and climatic trends. In space, such constraints do not exist, so, by exploiting solar energy from space, a continuous supply of clean and renewable energy could be obtained.
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From GAF to Energy Efficiency Purchase Groups

In the new Purchasing Groups we talk about energy efficiency, not just photovoltaics. Nothing strange, it was normal that the GAF, Photovoltaic Purchasing Groups, were only the first step towards the shared purchase of broad-spectrum solutions that aim at energy efficiency. The collaborative model of the new Energy Efficiency Purchase Groups that are being born remains the same as the GAF (which is then the one borrowed from GAS, Solidarity Purchase Groups) with the difference that here we are not limited to the purchase of a photovoltaic system that will produce energy for everyone, but all fields of '' energy efficiency: heat pumps, home automation (electrical and thermal), LEDs and more that can realize, in addition to savings, the desire for a cleaner environment.
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