The Problems with Mass Manufacturing in China

There have been reports and allegations of Uyghur individuals being subjected to forced labour in the production of solar panels and other renewable energy products in the region. This raises ethical concerns about the industry’s reliance on labour from this region. Steps are being taken to tackle these issues and encourage sustainable practices in solar energy production.

Do EV Chargers Require Circuit Breakers?

An RCD serves as a safety measure to prevent electricity escaping which can cause electrocution. An RCD works on a very simple principle that if there is a difference between incoming versus outgoing electricity, some of it must have escaped elsewhere.

Tesla Powerwall 3 Announced

Last week, Tesla’s highly anticipated Powerwall 3 was officially released in the US, for purchase on their website.

Innovative Engineer Converts $100 Van into Solar-Powered Marvel

Ziga Dorkic, an industrial engineer and inventor, recently made headlines by transforming a humble Daihatsu minivan into a cutting-edge solar-powered vehicle. Purchased for a mere $100, the bright red minivan now boasts an impressive 1kW of solar panels, thanks to Dorkic’s ingenuity and technical expertise.

China’s Solar Revolution

In 2023, China achieved a remarkable milestone in its quest for clean energy dominance. With the addition of 200GW of solar generating capacity and 300GW of solar manufacturing capacity, China solidified its position as a global leader in renewable energy. But they didn’t stop there. The country also made significant strides in wind and nuclear power, further bolstering its clean energy sector.

Light & PV Effect

When electrons move against an electric field a ripple is created. When an element is energised, its electrons jump from their place and leave an electron hole. As the free electrons return to their place or find new holes to fill, and return to their original energy levels, the excess energy is released in a neutral form. This neutral energy is photon particles. The photons travel as waves or particles.

Are Smart Meters Dangerous?

The radio waves produced by smart meters are typically one million times less than what is considered harmful. In comparison, everyday items such as microwaves, TVs, and mobile phones emit higher levels of radio waves. This indicates that smart meters pose minimal risk in terms of radio wave exposure.

An Installer’s Guide to CPD Points

The Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme was created by the Clean Energy Council (CEC). The purpose of the programme is to improve the standard of work within the solar industry.

Longi Claims Another Efficiency Record

LONGi Solar has once again made headlines with its latest achievement in solar cell efficiency. Just weeks after setting a record for crystalline silicon-perovskite tandem cells, LONGi has now claimed another record with its crystalline silicon heterojunction back-contact (HBC) solar cells.