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Cost of generation of solar power
Cost of generation of solar power
The cost of generating solar power depends, inter alia, upon intensity of radiation, size of the solar plant, cost of financing, etc. The tariff for…
Behind the USD600 Million Order of LONGi Solar: Strength Unleashes Great Potential
Behind the USD600 Million Order of LONGi Solar: Strength Unleashes Great Potential
On July 17, LONGi Solar signed a USD600 million contract with an American company to sell high-efficiency monocrystalline modules in the United States. This is…
TMEIC India
TMEIC Solar Inverters to power an Ultra-Mega Solar Park in India
TMEIC Industrial Systems India Pvt. Ltd. (hereinafter, “TMEIC India”), a Group company of Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (hereinafter, “TMEIC”; President & CEO Masahiko Yamawaki),…
Tata Power Solar wins The Solar PV EPC Company of the Year
Tata Power Solar wins The Solar PV EPC Company of the Year – Utility Scale Award at India Solar Week 2018
Tata Power Solar, India’s largest integrated solar company & a group company of Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility, bagged the coveted India Solar…
Total Corporate Funding in Solar Sector Rises
Total Corporate Funding in Solar Sector Rises YoY with $5.3 Billion in 1H 2018, Reports Mercom Capital Group
Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the…
Tata Power to develop 250 MW Solar Project in Karnataka
Tata Power to develop 250 MW Solar Project in Karnataka
Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, announced that Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, has received a Letter of…
Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited commissions 100 MW Solar Capacity in Anthapuramu Solar Park, Andhra Pradesh
~Stands at an overall renewable capacity of 2,215 MW in India~ Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, today announced that its 100% subsidiary Tata Power…

Category: Solar

Read under this category about the advancements in the field of photovoltaic (solar) panels which are
Sun is the precursor to all life on the planet Earth. All types of energy can ultimately be sourced to the Sun. Wind moves because of the thermal energy traceable to the Sun and so does the geothermal energy and the hydrothermal energy or even the marine thermal energy.
The heat from sun is used in the solar cookers that are used by Indian housewives since the 1990’s. The solar cookers already use the glass/sheet metal reflector to compound the heating effect of the warm sunlight.
Solar energy is harvested by plants into creating food for other life forms and then a lot of biological functions. The E = hν equation governs the energy contained in any form of light by the virtue of the spin in the photons constituting the light. Here, while ‘h’ is the Plank’s constant, the Greek alphabet, ‘ν’ (pronounced ‘nu’), is the frequency of the incident photon by the virtue of the vibrations of the three constituting quarks and gluons.
When sunlight is incident on the plant leaves on the land or the green-blue algae in the sea, the solar energy is fixed and stored in form of ATP after an electron chain is followed as a part of photosynthesis.
Biologists have long known about this feature of plant kingdom and their findings have inspired the engineers in the foray of electrical and semiconductor appliances to build photovoltaic panels.
These days, modern photovoltaic cells rely on the photovoltaic and photoelectric effects exhibited by semi-conductors.
The property of photovoltaic effect is exhibited by Silicon duped with other elements such as Selenium and Germanium which are all semi-conducting materials that are capable of converting the energy (E = hν) of the photons into electricity.
While the photovoltaic effect was first observed and mentioned by Alexandre Edmond Becquerel in 1839 while studying the effects of light on electrolytic cells.
In 1873, Willoughby Smith discovered photoconductivity in Selenium while subjecting the metal under various tests and, during the course of time, Silicon was found to be more apt for the purpose.