Harvesting More Solar Energy with Nano Electronics

solar energy

There are a number energy sources available in nature but solar energy is by far the most abundant. Our sun provides more solar energy in one hour than the entire world consumes in a year. The question is how do we collect and store this abundance of energy more effectively?

How Nano Electronics Improve Solar Energy

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Solar power – our endless fuel pump

Solar Power Panels

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In recent times there has been an even bigger drive for renewable energy than ever before. This has also given rise once again to the solar power car. It could be due to the global warming phenomena or maybe we finally realised that the sun is in fact our biggest energy source and it’s free. At least in theory it is but putting in place the technology to store sufficient amounts of energy is the challenging part. Continue reading

Exciting Developments in Solar Energy in 2015

Solar Power Innovations 2015

Solar Energy is having some ups and downs in 2015. Whilst more and more governments are committing to increasing their Solar Energy production output some of the biggest deals we were getting excited about seem to be stalling a little. News of the deals being done within the industry means a lot to us, but isn’t always the most exciting or accessible content for everyone to read.

With that in mind here are the 4 Solar Energy Projects or Innovations that have really been picking up speed in 2015 that we think could have a big impact in the near future. Continue reading

Solar powered aircraft ready for flight

solar power panelsHere at PRV Engineering we have always kept a keen eye on developments in the aerospace industry.

Therefore, it was with great interest when recently, we read about the first attempt to circumnavigate the globe in an aircraft powered entirely by the sun.
After 12 years of research and testing, the Swiss engineering team Solar Impulse has unveiled the craft that will undertake the mission, next year.
Having already demonstrated the ability to fly non-stop for 24 hours in their first solar powered aircraft, engineer Andre Borschberg and psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard have unveiled a second, more efficient single-seater craft that will enable them to take turns flying for up to five consecutive days and nights at a time — including flights over the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Continue reading

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