Challenges as Peru Attempts to Light Up 2 Million Homes With Solar Power. Pity the first world countries wouldn't do this. It's brilliant, and yes there will be difficulties, but at least the government is actually helping the population.
A new study shows that more energy is produced by facing your solar panels west, and not south! Here's why: demand on the grid is highest in the afternoon and evening, and west-facing panels produce more electricity during peak demand.
Photo of the Week: Illuminating homes and opportunity in Honduras Throughout Honduras, 2.5 million people lack access to reliable sources of electricity. Families are dependent on expensive and unhealthy kerosene lamps and candles to light their homes at night. We are working to change this reality by bringing solar lighting to families in Central America. (photo by Darren Mahuron/ Summit Studios)
Researchers in Australia developed a solar energy system that converts over 40 percent of the sunlight that hits it into electricity, making it the most efficient commercially available photovoltaic system.