Solar Roofs

Tesla’s 250 MW Solar Powerplant Homes
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“Virtual” Power Plant Tesla has agreed a partnership with the State of South Australia to create a network of 50,000 solar powered homes to create a “virtual power plant”. It aims to fit 250MW of photovoltaic panels to the homes, store excess energy in batteries to cover the hours of darkness and, if there is […]

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Our Blue Morpha Butterfly – for super-efficient PV’s
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The Attraction of iridescent Blue The Blue Morpho Didius butterfly uses the striking colour on the top of its wings to improve its chances of mating (the underside is dull brown and covered in 14 fake eyes to put off predators). However, the colour comes from cone-shaped structures that scatter light to create a vivid […]

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Solar as a service dominated the solar roofs built last year in California
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Solar-as-a-service is dominating the market for home solar panel systems and the companies that pioneered these financing models are now seeing the pay back for those early moves.

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PV roof switched on at King’s Cross
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One of the UKs largest and most complex building-integrated solar electricity systems has been officially switched on at Kings Cross railway station in London.

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Solar Roofing Materials | MIT Technology Review
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Integrating solar cells into building materials could make solar power more attractive to homeowners.

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