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March 9th, 2012 Posted by Feyth
Likely a result of mass protesting, the German government recently announced that their scheduled cuts in solar subsidies would be delayed and perhaps revised. Cuts for residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have been delayed until May. At that time, incentives will undergo gradual reductions each month. Cuts for solar utilities have been delayed until June. …continue reading Amid Protests, Fate of German Solar Industry Remains Unclear
March 8th, 2012 Posted by Feyth
Most homeowners looking to go solar either buy a system for thousands of dollars or lease one.
Now, thanks to Sharp’s new SunSnap product, they’ll soon have a new option. For as little as $1,000, you can buy a single panel with a micro-inverter built right into it. …continue reading Sharp Introduces Solar Panels You Can Snap into Place
March 6th, 2012 Posted by Feyth
Three-dimensional solar power is a legitimate technology, one that is being investigated and developed by serious scientists. Whether the company Solar3D is a legitimate participant in this innovative technology remains to be seen.
This week, Solar3D released a news release touting their 3-D solar cell design that as yet is still under development. “Our 3D cell can deliver a high conversion efficiency of 25 percent,” claimed Solar3D CEO Jim Nelson, adding that the “cell can deliver 200 percent more power output than conventional solar cells.” …continue reading Can 3-D Solar Cells Deliver Revolutionary Efficiency?