7 12, 2022

What Is Photovoltaic Technology?

By |2023-01-11T10:37:43+00:00December 7, 2022|Solar Energy|Comments Off on What Is Photovoltaic Technology?

Photovoltaic technology is key to a more sustainable world. That is because any amount of electricity produced by solar power that replaces coal or gas-fired electricity reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Does photovoltaic technology require solar cells? A solar cell is integral to photovoltaic technology. It allows us to convert sunlight into electricity. The photovoltaic effect is the process of converting light, also called photons, to electricity, also known as voltage. This is why solar cells are also known as photovoltaic [...]

4 08, 2022

Solar Energy Companies in Australia

By |2023-01-11T11:51:01+00:00August 4, 2022|Consumer Products and Services, Corporations, Renewables, Solar Energy|Comments Off on Solar Energy Companies in Australia

It is not widely known that Australian ingenuity made clean solar energy companies viable. Though the solar cell was invented in the US in the 1940s, there was little progress until Martin Green came along. He was an engineering professor at the University of New South Wales who started tinkering with the solar cell. In 1975, the Brisbane-born engineer started a PV solar research group. They began beating the Americans at their own game. “Pretty soon, we started beating all [...]

23 03, 2022

Overview of Solar Panels in Australia

By |2023-01-10T09:25:05+00:00March 23, 2022|Solar Energy|Comments Off on Overview of Solar Panels in Australia

Australia may be known worldwide as a large coal exporter. However, the country is now the world leader in installed solar photovoltaic capacity per capita. This means that Australia can generate more electricity from solar power per person than anywhere else in the world. This is due to the large number of Australian homes with solar panels on their roofs. What is a solar PV system? Solar photovoltaic (PV) is a technology that converts sunlight into electricity. Specifically, this is [...]

21 01, 2022

What Is Solar Energy and Its Uses?

By |2023-01-09T12:02:28+00:00January 21, 2022|Renewables, Solar Energy|Comments Off on What Is Solar Energy and Its Uses?

The heat and light of the sun create solar energy. Solar energy is the most abundant renewable energy source available, and there are different ways to harness it. The most common one is through photovoltaic panels, also known as solar PV. This technology converts sunlight directly into electricity, and it is one of the fastest-growing renewable energy technologies worldwide. In 2010, the total solar PV capacity installed was 40,334 megawatts globally. However, this has grown significantly throughout the past decade. [...]