Third generation of PV panels on the way

My Belgian friend Qat recently wrote on his blog an interesting article on the forthcoming generation of photovolta├»c captors. These new solar technology is due to have a yield of 40 percent, a huge improvement as the current ones have a yield of “only” 17 percent. This news was originally reported by the magazine of… Continue reading Third generation of PV panels on the way

In 2006, solar thermal progressed steadily in the EU

According to EurObserv’ER, an organism from the European Union, solar thermal energy saw its demand grow by no less than 44 percent in 2006 in the European Union. This represents more than three million square meters of panels installed in a year. Huge differences occur between countries. For instance, Germany lead this increase by installing… Continue reading In 2006, solar thermal progressed steadily in the EU

California : a climate change example

Last week, the French weekly Challenges translated a very interesting article from the magazine The Economist. It handled the climate change approach of the most populated US State with its nearly 36 million inhabitants. The Golden State alone would be the eighth world economic power. California is often mentioned as an example in the fight… Continue reading California : a climate change example