Researchers develop a better way to harness the power of solar panels

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels. In a new study, the researchers developed an algorithm that increases the efficiency of the solar photovoltaic (PV) system and reduces the volume of power currently being wasted due […]

Researchers develop a better way to harness the power of solar panels

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels. In a new study, the researchers developed an algorithm that increases the efficiency of the solar photovoltaic (PV) system and reduces the volume of power currently being wasted due […]

Tesla's solar panels reportedly caught fire at an Amazon warehouse

[ad_1] The incident reportedly happened back in June 2018, but the e-commerce giant just came out with the information. Bloomberg says Amazon told the publication via email that it has taken steps to protect its facilities and will no longer install any more Tesla systems going forward. We’ve reached out to both companies to confirm […]

Walmart, Tesla pause in legal fight over fiery solar panels

[ad_1] This June 25, 2019, file photo shows the entrance to a Walmart in Pittsburgh. A lawsuit filed earlier this week by Walmart over fires in rooftop solar panels made by Tesla Inc. has been sealed by the court, and both sides say they look forward to addressing all issues. In joint statements Friday, Aug. […]

Walmart, Tesla pause in legal fight over fiery solar panels

[ad_1] This June 25, 2019, file photo shows the entrance to a Walmart in Pittsburgh. A lawsuit filed earlier this week by Walmart over fires in rooftop solar panels made by Tesla Inc. has been sealed by the court, and both sides say they look forward to addressing all issues. In joint statements Friday, Aug. […]

Installing solar panels on agricultural lands maximizes their efficiency, new study shows

[ad_1] Sheep graze under the 35th Street Solar Array at Oregon State University. Credit: Mark Floyd, The most productive places on Earth for solar power are farmlands, according to an Oregon State University study. The study, published today in the journal Scientific Reports, finds that if less than 1 percent of agricultural land was converted […]

Panels overturns settlement approval in Google privacy suit

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A federal appeals court has rejected a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Google spied on users’ online activity using tracking “cookies,” even when privacy settings were set to prevent the snooping. A three-judge panel ruled Tuesday that a Delaware judge erred in approving the settlement in 2017. The […]

Solar panels cast shade on agriculture—in a good way

[ad_1] Researchers test the heat and moisture under the solar panels to study the cooling relationship between the crops and panels. Credit: Greg Barron-Gafford Imagine you are a farmer struggling to keep up with production demands because of the increasingly stressful climate. Or perhaps you are a producer of renewable energy struggling with dramatic heat […]