Solar power was in a permanent state of advancement in 2019, with new improvements in solar panel technology announced almost weekly. In the last year alone, there were landmarks in wearable solar technology, solar energy storage, solar efficiency, and solar design tech. Keep reading to find the full update on all of the breakthroughs you should know about in the world of new solar energy products technologies.
Solar Technology: What Is New In 2019?
There are two main types of solar technologies: concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaics (PV). Solar PV technology catches sunlight to produce electric power, and CSP provides the sun’s heat and uses it to produce thermal energy which powers tanks or heaters. With both of these kinds of solar energy comes a broad range of opportunities for technical innovation. Here are some of the newest emerging solar panel technologies for 2019:…
It is usually places like California that receive all the praise and investment when it comes to solar power. This time is the turn of Buffalo, New York. An industrial park near Lake Erie is set to become the home of SolarCiy’s new factory. The aim is to produce the most efficient solar panels for the commercial sector.
Their aims are not small either, with a total of a gigawatt of panels expected from the site each year. That equates to 10,000 panels a day. It this too risky a venture? Or, have SolarCity tapped into the right part of the solar energy market at the right time?
There Are Some Concerns Over The Scale Of The Investment And The Cost
This is not a cheap investment for Buffalo, as the facility has already cost around $750 million. The facility came about through the kind funding of New York State, …