Solar energy

Concentrating Solar Power With Thermal Energy Storage Is Economically Useful For Utility Company Profits, Study Finds

Source: Clean Technica Utility companies can benefit considerably from the utilization of concentrating solar power (CSP) and available energy storage methods, a new study from the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has found. Solar thermal power plant tower by afloresm (some rights reserved) A CSP that possesses a 6-hour […]

Monarch Lotus: a flower shaped solar energy collector

The four-meter-wide Lotus not only looks like nature’s symbol of renewal but folds up the same as nature’s version. In his research, Dr. Hui employs biomimicry, a design discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The new Lotus is capable of generating enough power (2 […]

Solar Energy Estimate(SEE) report helps residential customers compare PV system performance

SolarTech has launched its new Solar Energy Estimate (SEE) Report, available at, which aims to help consumers compare PV systems’ performances, not unlike the Federal government’s new-car MPG rating system. The one page SEE report uses standardized calculations combined with the installer’s site-specific design variables and local solar insolation […]