Monthly Archives: May 2013

What is a Solar Water Heating system

What is a Solar Water Heating system

A solar water heating system consists of a solar panel (installed facing the sun), geyser, circulation pump and system controller. The system reduces the cost of electricity used to heat your water, by up 80% annually. In overcast weather conditions the geyser element will still operate automatically, allowing you to always have hot water when […]

Moth eyes inspire new solar technology

Moth eyes inspire new solar technology

The natural world has often inspired science and where researchers at North Carolina State University turned for inspiration to harness light more efficiently in solar devices. If you picture oil on a puddle or a soap bubble, they each resemble the sheen of rainbow. That is a reflection caused by the thin film of one […]

Nanotrees – the future of solar energy

Nanotrees – the future of solar energy

Growing concern over rising greenhouse emissions and climate change has led many people to feel a drive to develop cleaner, cheaper methods of energy production. Solar energy is one such method that has seen a boom of development and purchase over the past several years due to the attractiveness of harvesting solar energy for use […]