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Advancement of Solar Power Systems and Panels

Posted in Construction & Renovation

The solar power is considered to be one of the safe alternative to produce electricity. In the course of time, there are many improvements which have been instrumental in improving the solar power usage and efficiency. There have been several research projects which focus on increasing the cost and operational efficiency of the solar panels. You can keep track of the following technological innovations which would be revolutionizing the way which the world views solar power.

Using PETE or photon-enhanced thermionic emission

PETE is a new device which is touted to be 100 times more efficient than the current devices. Unlike solar panels which use photovoltaic cells PETE uses a semiconductor chip which uses the entire spectrum of the sunlight to make electricity. This installation would increase your electrical output by 50% and is approved by many leading green organizations.

Solar power harnessed in space

Weather conditions, movement of the sun, shady regions etc are major obstacles in harnessing solar power. So scientists have mooted the idea of having a solar power installation in space which collects solar power via the solar panels on the satellite. In space there is no problem about the non availability of solar power as seasonal changes are not a factor in space.

Many scientists have come out with better light bulbs, wiring technology, panels and other output devices which would prove to be a formidable force in the future. The growing energy needs of the world have made many companies and organizations work with cooperation to bring about new efficient solar power devices. One of the major focuses is on reducing the overall cost of the solar panels so that this installation can be used by majority of the people in the world.

If you wanted to have a pool heating system but is undecided because of a high electricity bill, you can always use a solar power to heat up your swimming pool and enjoy a warm dip.