Solar power | Wikipedia audio article

Solar power | Wikipedia audio article

Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), indirectly using concentrated solar power, or a combination. Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaic cells convert light into an electric current using…

DIY Solar Panel System Cost

DIY Solar Panel System Cost

The total of the system and materials was $22K. I ended up spending about another $1,800 in permit fees and a structural engineer and $400 for an electrician, several hundred dollars for a guy to come help me out for the two afternoons he spent with me. Xcel (Energy) gave me $16,538 rebate. Fix cost…

Sustainable Energy Technology Program

>>JESSICA FISCHER: I think it’s great that we can harvest energy from something that’s literally out of thin air or just directly from the sun. And it’s amazing that we can do that without having to rely on environmentally degrading resources.>>DAN MILLER: Our dependence on oil and gas is the number one reason for using…

Why Should We Launch Solar Panels Into Space?

Why Should We Launch Solar Panels Into Space?

This episode of DNews is brought to you by Full Sail University. This week the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency announced it wants to get solar power from space. I’m having flashbacks to disasters from SimCity2000. Hello! I’m Trace. Thank you for watching DNews. Back in the 1960s, American aerospace engineer Peter Glaser proposed launching solar…

Can Your Entire House Run On Batteries?

Can Your Entire House Run On Batteries?

Wouldn’t it be weird if one day in the future you were buying a home and the listing said, “batteries not included?” Yeah well, that could totally happen. Hey there people, Julian here for DNews. Electricity is pretty great. It powers my toaster, my fridge, my hairdryer, my clothes dryer, my air conditioner, my humidifier,…