Tag: solar power
Mythbusting: The footprint of renewable energy
Published at 25. 03. 2020 | Written by Eva Almasiova
Even though solar panels and wind turbines are not releasing any emissions or toxins while they generate energy, we can’t say the same thing about the way they are manufactured. Not to mention their recycling process which is still quite patchy. How …
Why solar is paving the energy highway?
Published at 31. 10. 2019 | Written by Eva Almasiova
You might not know it yet, but we are on the verge of a new energy era. The way we currently produce and distribute energy will be a thing of the past. Large coal power plants will soon be history and the rooftops of buildings will be covered with so…
Solar energy - why don't we use more of it?
Published at 12. 09. 2019 | Written by Eva Almasiova
The whole world is worried about global warming caused by increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO₂) in the atmosphere. Nevertheless, the share of renewable resources in energy production is growing very slowly.
Futuristic Use Cases for Solar Energy
Published at 30. 05. 2019 | Written by Radoslav Stompf
Solar is commonly regarded as the energy of the future. It is ubiquitous and evenly spread throughout most of our planet’s surface. Solar systems are uniquely scalable, ranging from tiny handheld solar chargers to vast 580 MW solar farms that provide…
Solar Technology Today
Published at 23. 05. 2019 | Written by Branislav Safarik
Solar technology and especially solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are both in a stage of rapid development. As the price of solar energy has fallen dramatically in the past decade, solar generators have seen utilization in countless countries around th…
The Challenges of Solar Energy
Published at 16. 05. 2019 | Written by Radoslav Stompf
Solar energy is a relatively new technology, still very much in development, yet we’ve seen a marked increase in efficiency while costs have been dropping (Swanson’s Law). Coupled with battery storage it has the potential to be a ‘magic bullet’ with…
Solar Panels - Affordable Energy of the 21st Century
Published at 09. 05. 2019 | Written by Radoslav Stompf
Regarded as a life-giving force across countless different cultures, the Sun is a source of energy without which life could not ever exist on our planet. For billions of years, it has provided constant warmth, light and the energy that has allowed ca…
Energy of the Future II: Renewable Resources
Published at 23. 10. 2018 | Written by Zuzana Puchy
Renewables came a long way in a quite short time. Yes, they have always been here since the beginning of the electric era with one of the first power plants being built on rivers and creeks. But you don’t have rivers to build dams everywhere so they …
Combining Batteries and Renewable Energy
Published at 16. 10. 2018 | Written by Tibor Tarabek
Global renewable capacity has consistently risen over the past several years. In a study published on the 2nd of October 2018, business consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan reported that by the end of this year, 154.6 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable pow…
A Totally Renewable Future is Within Reach
Published at 09. 10. 2018 | Written by Zuzana Puchy
Mandatory Green Energy? A report made by an Australian non-profit released in February of 2018 recommends solar panels or other renewables be compulsory for new homes built in Australia.