solar energy, 10°

Anyone interested in discussing solar energy and cost effectiveness?
I am in Cyprus and looking to start a solar company .Any help out there in the big wide world?

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Written in February 2010

Theo M.

Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity. Sunlight can be converted directly into electricity using photovoltaic (PV), or indirectly with concentrated solar power (CSP), which normally focuses the sun's energy to boil water which is then used to provide power, and other technologies, such as the sterling engine dishes which use a sterling cycle engine to power a generator. Photovoltaic were initially used to power small and medium-sized applications, from the calculator powered by a single solar cell to off-grid homes powered by a photovoltaic array.
The only significant problem with solar power is installation cost, although cost has been decreasing due to the learning curve. Developing countries in particular may not have the funds to build solar power plants, although small solar applications are now replacing other sources in the developing world

Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaics convert light into electric current using the photoelectric effect.[1]

Commercial concentrated solar power plants were first developed in the 1980s. The 354 MW SEGS CSP installation is the largest solar power plant in the world, located in the Mojave Desert of California. Other large CSP plants include the Solnova Solar Power Station (150 MW) and the Andasol solar power station (150 MW), both in Spain. The over 200 MW Agua Caliente Solar Project in the United States, and the 214 MW Charanka Solar Park in India, are the world’s largest photovoltaic plants.

Written in October 2010

Solar power is by far the Earth's most available energy source, easily capable of providing many times the total current energy demand. The largest solar power plants, like the 354 MW SEGS, are concentrating solar thermal plants, but recently multi-megawatt photovoltaic plants have been built.

Written in October 2010

As a former Californian I have looked into this and found the only help is after the fact. There are rebates, and tax breaks once you have a system installed and running. If you produce any excess power,

Written in October 2010

Yes! I take interest in this topic and I have to do participate in your Discussion program. In addition to this, If you are starting solar company.So I want to do work with you..

Written in October 2010

I came accross a new, proven and tested home made wind power system and solar power system which eliminates our electricity bills. It was written by a Renewable energy enthusiasts Michael Harvey the diy called Earth4energy.

Written in November 2010

Bailey C. 90°

The SunEdison company just brought one of the largest solar facilties in Europe online in Rovigo, Italy. Not really that far from Cyprus. Another company Citizenre helps get residential solar operational in the United States with an interesting business plan, they own it all and you just lease the equipment for an extended period of time. This may help you with some ideas on kick-starting your own company.

Written in December 2010

Solar power"[/URL] is likely to be the most valuable of the renewable energy sources available. That is because it is plentiful and it is the least expensive to implement. New buildings can be built that incorporate the concepts as can homes. There are also solar panels that can be added to what is already in place.
This process involves placing collectors and panels that will be in places where the sun will reach such as the roof. The process of converting what is collected into energy is known as photovoltaics. In order to make this happen, silicon is used to transform it.

Written in December 2010

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