Photovoltaic power for Alcatraz

  A commercial-scale micro-grid system was designed and built on Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, US, as a solution to high diesel fuel costs, pollution in the San Francisco bay area, and high carbon emissions. When a ship’s anchor ruptured the underwater power lines which linked the island to San Francisco in 1950, Alcatraz turned to […]

Researchers develop new material for efficient and sustainable organic solar cells

  A team of researchers from Friedrich Alexander University (FAU), Nuremberg, led by photovoltaics researcher and materials scientist Prof. Dr. Christoph Brabec have achieved an important milestone in the quest to develop efficient solar technology as an alternative to fossil fuels. Together with colleagues from Imperial College London and the King Abdullah University of Science […]

Safety risks and solutions in PV systems

  Photovoltaic (PV) systems offer a number of benefits, from financial savings to environmental advantages and energy independence. As these benefits are driving PV systems to be installed around the world, the industry has gained a better knowledge of the needs for PV systems’ safety. In general, PV systems are safe, reliable, and do not […]