Solar power solutions and developments have been increasing year by year. More viable commercial solar energy platforms are becoming available in more areas for a lower price than ever before. The solar power movement is still approaching maturity and promises exciting developments to come.
Let’s find out the newest solar power solutions
1. Solar Cell Efficiency
The conversion efficiency of a photovoltaic (PV) cell, or solar cell, is the percentage of the solar energy shining on a PV device that is converted into usable electricity.
Solar technology system has achieved a 31.6% conversion rate from solar energy to electric current. This is up from the previous 24.4%, making this an extraordinary development that could revolutionize solar power solutions and lead to solar power being used in every household.
2. Solar Power At Night
Radiated energy from the sun heats the planet’s crust substantially in the day. However, energy is generally lost to the atmosphere and cold surrounding space.
A power generating device called a thermo radiative diode was used, which operates with infrared energy in a similar way to night vision goggles, but scaled up.
3. Solar Window
Sure, there are lots of solar options out there right now: solar panels, solar roofs, solar shingles, and even solar film to apply on your windows. But RSi has come up with an even better solution – straight up photovoltaic solar windows.
This means that solar windows will have twice the energy production of solar cells since solar windows will generate electricity from the solar energy in the visible spectrum and solar energy from outside.
4. Solar-powered cars
A handful of entrepreneurs think solar-powered cars are poised for their day in the sun. A solar cell at UC Berkeley converts solar energy directly into electricity, powering a car’s motor.
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5. Sun-Tracking solar cells
In December 2016, researchers at the University of New South Wales unveiled solar cells that track the sun from east to west throughout the day. Typically, a solar tracking system adjusts the face of the solar panel or reflective surfaces to follow the movement of the Sun. The movement of solar trackers increases the solar energy output by up to 40% than standard panels.
The solar industry has come a long way in just the last few years. It’s set to continue on that path for a very long time na it will be part of our day-to-day life moving forward.
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