Solar Technology Archive

Concentrated Solar Power

by Clint Ouma Concentrating solar power is fundamentally different from the solar photovoltaic (PV) power in that it uses the sun’s heat to generate electricity whereas concentrated solar generally uses a solar-thermal method. Solar PV cells rely on the sunlight being converted directly …

Solar Tracker

Solar trackers change the tilt of solar panels as the sun moves across the sky. A solar tracker is a system whereby solar photovoltaic panels are tilted throughout the day to follow the sun – retaining the best angle for maximum radiation exposure. …

Solar Roof Tiles

Solar Roof Tiles – Bringing Photovoltaic Technology into Roof Shingles by Jenny Griffin Solar energy is typically harnessed through the use of photovoltaic solar panels made of crystalline silicon, which are attached to a roof or other structure. These panels are positioned facing …