It's been a long time from the first solar collector to the latest compact solar thermal panel model. The solar collector (also called solar thermal panel), is a device designed to convert solar radiation into thermal energy.The first solar collector probably dates back to the Roman era but there are no official documents, at the time of the Roman Empire the potential of solar radiation by means of the greenhouse effect created by the window panes of houses.
It took 20 days, from the excavations to the connection, for the implementation of a 14.3 MW solar park in Grifalco, Calabria. This is also evidence that the photovoltaic industry can count on mature and proven technologies which, not without setbacks mind you, can begin to do without the doping of state incentives thanks to the high yields obtainable.
Here is the list of suitable systems-consortia authorized by the GSE for the disposal of photovoltaic modules at the end of their life. Without prejudice to the anti-mafia checks, currently underway by the competent prefectures, these are the bodies (at the bottom the link to the complete list) among which the producers of photovoltaic panels must choose to join by 31 March 2013, notifying the consumers.
We are the land of the sun and solar energy is spreading more and more in Italian culture and on the rooftops of the nation. The installation of photovoltaic panels has brought benefits both in economic and environmental terms. However, sooner or later those who have installed a solar panel will have to replace it, as it is exhausted, with another more efficient and modern one.
Energy storage, understood as the ability to store self-produced energy, is the next challenge for photovoltaic systems. The market is starting to offer small photovoltaic systems that incorporate storage batteries - as is the case with Pyppi, the garden photovoltaic -, plus some companies are timidly producing dedicated storage systems.
The sun has always been a panacea for growing plants, a day on the beach has always been more pleasant in the company of a bright sun but only since the 1980s has the sun started to spread as a source of electricity. A combination of technologies has succeeded in proposing alternative energy sources, leading the list is precisely… the sun!
We all associate solar energy with heat but with solar cooling systems it is also possible to produce cold air, so much so that solar cooling is commonly called "solar conditioning". Solar cooling systems can exploit solar energy in different ways, so we have solar air conditioners where cooling is obtained through passive solar technologies, conversion through solar thermal or more simply with classic photovoltaics.
In Calabria, 2013 ended in the name of environmental sustainability and renewable energy. Telesun Solar, one of the world's leading manufacturers of photovoltaic modules and cells, has concluded an ambitious photovoltaic project in the Calabrian city of Girifalco. Calabria seems to be an excellent ally of photovoltaic energy, as demonstrated by two large plants built at a short distance one from the other, that of San Floro - with a capacity of over 23 MW - and the aforementioned Girifalco plant.
It is called a solar chimney and is a system that improves the ventilation of a building by exploiting the natural principle of rising hot air. While a solar fireplace may seem like a novelty in modern construction, it is not at all if we leaf through the history books: the structures built by the ancient Romans already exploited the same principle.
Solar cooling is a recently developed technology based on systems that make it possible to exploit the heat of the solar thermal collectors to activate a thermodynamic cycle that has the purpose of cooling the environments.The heat generated through solar energy is in practice exploited for the summer air conditioning of buildings, which is very useful because the energy consumed in summer to produce fresh is almost equal to that for winter heating.
Thanks to portable photovoltaics it is possible to bring electricity to places far from the urban electricity grid. This advantage, for us Westerners, translates into making our outdoor adventures even more comfortable, for those who live in the villages of remote locations, portable photovoltaics are able to provide electricity (light, heating) and water resources thanks to the pumping of the water.
When we talk about towers with photovoltaic panels or solar towers, we cannot give a universal description. Solar Towers are structures capable of making the most of renewable energy but they do so by implementing different strategies. Towers with photovoltaic panels are vertical structures that exploit the capabilities of three-dimensionally arranged panels.
On-site exchange is a mechanism that allows us to derive an additional advantage from our photovoltaic system. Those who decide to install a photovoltaic system, in addition to incentives and tax deductions on the 50 of the expense, can count on an additional monetization system, the so-called exchange on the spot.
Photovoltaic tiles and photovoltaic tiles are a good response to the need to balance the aesthetics of the building - sometimes even the landscape element if you are in particular contexts - with the energy production of the photovoltaic system that exploits the natural heat of the building. Since there are areas where solar panels are even forbidden - such as some historic centers - photovoltaic tiles and photovoltaic tiles could widen the scope of solar technology (it is easier to obtain authorization for installation) and give an additional contribution to the reduction of national energy expenditure.
The first applications of transparent photovoltaics have already begun for the construction of perfectly insulated windows with good efficiency: photovoltaic windows are able to generate electricity less efficiently than classic photovoltaics but are easier to install and lower costs: an investment according to experts, this kind is recovered within five years.
Walkable solar panels are a practical and innovative solution to transform any flat surface into a source of clean energy. There are now various types on the market. From the most elegant to the most spartan shapes. There are also walkable thermal solar panels, an example is the one produced and distributed by the Italian company Ideasol S.
Bureaucracy can make even a parish priest lose his temper Everyone likes the green economy, photovoltaic panels allow us to heat our homes and produce hot water by reducing the use of fossil fuels (they benefit the environment and the wallet), but when it is a question of passing from words to deeds here are the problems.
The integrated solar roof is the best solution for bringing photovoltaics into the house, this is because it takes advantage of an otherwise dead / unused surface (the roof) and optimizes the energy efficiency of the house. An integrated solar roof can significantly increase the economic value of a building, not to mention the benefits for the inhabitants.
The renewables sector is experiencing a veritable "innovative" boom, so the solar energy prototypes that embody the concept of technological revolution continue to increase. Innovation is a very common philosophy among designers who develop solar-powered prototypes, so much so that in the prototyping sector, cars that work only thanks to solar cells are now a standard!
Photovoltaic tiles and photovoltaic tiles are the new frontier of integrated photovoltaics in buildings. Why do photovoltaic tiles and tiles walk hand in hand? After the panels to be installed on the roof or in the garden, roof tiles and photovoltaic tiles represent an excellent alternative for those who cannot appreciate the charm of solar modules on their roof or for those who cannot give up to a walkable surface; in this context, photovoltaic tiles completely eliminate the problem related to the aesthetic factor: the installation of solar panels is not only unsightly, it is often prohibited by regional regulations.
The largest solar park in the world is currently under construction in California, will be finished within 3 years and expects to employ over 650 workers and generate an initial economic impact of $ 500 million. We are talking about Antelope Valley Solar Projects, currently the largest solar park in the world currently under construction.