Douglas Hutchings, a tech entrepreneur here in Northwest Arkansas, has recently received half a million dollars in grant money from the Department of Energy for his work on one simple effort: making the materials for solar energy installations cheaper. Hutchings … Continue reading
Yep, solar power cost over $76.00 a watt to produce in 1977, but it’s now just about 74 cents a watt, as shown in this chart from ClimateProgress via Robert Gonzales.
First of three new solar arrays at John Brown University nears completion. Custom fabricated steel and aluminum racking system attaches modules to existing windscreen. Micro inverters are installed behind each module and produce 208VAC to match the three phase utility … Continue reading
You might be surprised to learn that PV cells beat plants in their efficiency at turning sunlight into energy. Scientific American reported that photosynthesis turns about 3% of the sunlight a plant receives into energy, while a solar panel harvests … Continue reading