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What are Perovskite solar cells? Why are they getting increasingly attractive in a C-Si dominated PV market?

While so far, it has been the crystalline silicon technology (denoted as c-Si) that has been dominating the solar PV market, with around 90% of total market share, one alternative that could pose some serious competition to siliconis Perovskite. Perovskite solar cells that is made up of a perovskite-structured compound. Perovskites comprise organic molecules such […]

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What cost benefits do solar-wind hybrid systems bring along with it?

It is common wisdom that the wind blows most when there is no sun, and the sun shines best when there is no wind. OK, that’s putting rather poetically, and possibly not very accurately – essentially, wind power plants generate the most during evenings and nights and solar power plants of course generate the most […]

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Posted in: Onshore Wind, Solar Photovoltaic, Wind Energy

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Solar panels over elevated structures – an additional benefit from a rooftop solar power plant

Not everyone would be happy with solar panels covering all their rooftop without room to move. For those houses and commercial buildings that can actually utilize their rooftop for something, cluttering it with row after row of solar panels is not a great idea. But these guys can still have their cake and eat it […]

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Posted in: Innovations, Rooftop Solar, Solar Photovoltaic

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Can rooftop solar plants too deploy trackers like the ground-mounted solar farms?

The use of trackers can significantly enhance overall generation from a solar PV power plant. There is no argument about this. Trackers as a result are becoming quite common across a number of solar farms worldwide. A question hence naturally arises – can these trackers be used for rooftop solar power plants as well, to […]

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Will solar with battery storage disrupt the solar power market?

Depending on who you are, you either love battery storage or you hate it. The facts are as follows: Storing solar power in batteries is not really a super efficient way of using solar power – as this process ends up wasting about 30% of the solar power generated! At the same time, without batteries […]

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Posted in: Energy Storage, Rooftop Solar

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What are hybrid solar inverters and how do they benefit rooftop solar power plants?

For all its environmental and other sustainability benefits, rooftop solar suffers from one big problem – it is not a 24×7, reliable source of electricity. Unless of course you consider using a battery along with the solar panels; or using a diesel generator in conjunction with the solar panels. If you are going for any […]

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Posted in: Diesel, Energy Storage, Rooftop Solar

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What are multi-junction solar cells? Are they more efficient?

When it comes to solar cells and panels, one of the most hotly discussed topics is the efficiency of the solar cell. As is well known, monocrystalline solar panels have a much higher efficiency (sometimes as high as 23%) at the cell level, while most multicrystalline solar panels usually have efficiencies less than 18% at […]

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Are there solar panels suitable for high dust environments?

Consider where most large-scale solar power plants will be put up, and you will see remote lands, deserts and the like. Regions with a lot of sunshine, a lot of heat and a lot…dust. That pops up a question: Are the conventional solar panels we use good enough for high dust environments? And a parallel question – […]

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About remote monitoring solution for solar power plants

For most customers, a solar inverter’s basic display is informative enough. But, in large ground-mounted solar plants and commercial & industrial rooftop solar plants, there is a need for greater degree of control and more depth in monitoring. Remote monitoring options offered with some inverters can provide basic system performance information in a portable device, […]

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Is it a good idea to use high efficiency solar panels for your rooftop?

About two years back, for one of the rooftop solar consulting assignments that I did, the client, a small but highly profitable software company in Chennai, was keen on having the most premium solar panels. He wanted to know the best solar panels in the world, in terms of efficiency. I told him that would […]

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