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China – The Solar Giant!

According to the newest publication of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) China is a country with the greatest solar energy installed capacity in the world. Moreover its capacity 77 434MW is more than a half of total installed capacity of the whole Asia, and almost twice as much as total solar capacity of the North America.Thanks...

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Joining two oceans by solar power

When in 1982, in a December Sunday, on a beach in Perth, The Quiet Achiever, the first car completely powered by solar energy, was starting its remarkable journey through the continent, Premier of Western Australia Ray O’Connor handed a bottle full of water from the Indian Ocean to its creators and drivers Larry Perkins and...

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Solar energy a way to save water

When WHO in their report pointed 50 of the most polluted by smog cities in Europe, people from all over the continent started to think how to solve this problem. One of the answers can be photovoltaic. Especially that clean air without toxic gases isn’t the only reason why we should use green energy. Have...

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The largest solar plants in the world

At the moment the tittle of the largest solar plant in the world belongs to composed of nearly 4 millions solar panels and spread out over 27 square kilometers, Longyangxia Dam Solar Park in China. Its capacity is 850MW. However it won’t enjoy this tittle for a long time, because there are plans for even...

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Independence of Ta’u Island thanks to solar energy

Living on a remote, cut off from the World Island is not easy. Meeting the basic needs of the inhabitants confronts many challenges and is dependent on external supplies. People of Ta’u, an Insland on the American Samoa, about everyday islands problems know best. Keith Ahsoon, a local resident, mentions times when ships did not...

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Solar roof cheaper than a normal roof

  Is it possible that solar roof would be cheaper than a normal roof? According to Elon Musk it is. “It’s looking quite promising that a solar roof will actually cost less than a normal roof before you even take the value of electricity into account. So the basic proposition would be, ‘Would you like...

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Solar Cars Racing – an exciting side of photovoltaics

In an interview, race car driver Rober Kubica said: “If I had to watch Formula 1 on TV, I think I would have fell asleep” Still Formula 1 racings, from the beginning of existence, raise strong emotions, not only for drivers but also among viewers. Is it possible that photovoltaic could be as exciting? Australians...

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AC/DC TESLA VS EDISON

Exactly 14 years ago, March 10, 2003, the Australian rock band AC/DC has been introduced to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The name band took from the sign on the sewing machine “AC/DC” (“alternating current / direct current”), which indicates that the electrical device is equipped with a rectifier changing alternating current into...