Aside from being a renewable energy source, solar power is also abundant and free. In fact, the Earth receives about 120,000 terawatts of power from the sun’s radiation and that is about 20,000 times more than what is required to supply the whole world. 90 more words
Tags » Photovoltaics
A number of thoughts run through one’s mind when an electrical power utility, like this one in Arizona, adds a $50/month fee to all homes that have solar PV installed… 142 more words
A bike lock. A solar-powered bike lock. But…why?
Here at wheelmode we’re big proponents of harnessing the power of the sun. But in the universe of things that could benefit from an immediate conversion to solar power (electric grids, appliances, etc), we have to admit that the trusty bike lock hadn’t ranked high on our list. 329 more words
And we will not be able to contribute – by a hair. We have just ordered our photovoltaic generator, and installation is planned for April. 611 more words
The UK has a unique auction process in which the utilities and large electricity customers bid for power, called “contracts for difference.” The concept is not unlike a futures contract, in which sellers who do not (or cannot) take risk with the volatility of energy prices receive a fixed price over a certain period of time, regardless of the actual “spot” price. 87 more words