8 Best Articles on Solar
The most useful articles on solar from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Solar Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on solar by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Transparent solar panels could soon turn windows into energy harvesters
- These rooftop solar vacuum tubes that make both electricity and heat are US-bound
- Created from food waste, these solar panels generate energy without sunlight
- In a US first, California will pilot solar-panel canopies over canals
- Solar is now ‘cheapest electricity in history’, confirms IEA
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How solar farms took over the California desert: ‘An oasis has become a dead sea’
Residents feel trapped and choked by dust, while experts warn environmental damage is ‘solving one problem by creating others’
Silicon heterojunction solar cells with up to 26.81% efficiency
Solar energy is the cheapest and most accessible form of energy. Now, it promises to be more efficient than ever. Scientists from a Chinese solar technology company have developed a new type of solar…
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A Bold Plan to Beam Solar Energy Down From Space
The European Space Agency is exploring a unique way to dramatically cut carbon emissions by tapping sunlight closer to the source.
These rooftop solar vacuum tubes that make both electricity and heat are US-bound
UK-based solar tech developer Naked Energy's rooftop solar vacuum tubes, which produce both electricity and heat, will soon be sold in the US.
Transparent solar panels could soon turn windows into energy harvesters
A new solar panel design can efficiently convert light into electricity, while still allowing almost 80% of incoming light to pass through.
In a US first, California will pilot solar-panel canopies over canals
In 2021, scientists published a feasibility study about erecting solar panels over canals, and it's about to become a reality.
«If all 4,000 miles of California’s canals were covered with solar panels, that could produce 13 gigawatts of renewable power. A gigawatt is enough to power 750,000 homes, so that would be enough power for 9.75 million households. For perspective, as of July 2021, there were 13.1 million households in California.»
Created from food waste, these solar panels generate energy without sunlight
Solar panels are a cornerstone of the clean energy revolution, yet they have one great flaw: on cloudy days their productivity dives.
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Solar is now ‘cheapest electricity in history’, confirms IEA
The world’s best solar power schemes now offer the “cheapest…electricity in history” with the technology cheaper than coal and gas in most major countries.
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