Month: May 2018

“empresas de energía solar enumeradas en bse y nse _dan ventajas y desventajas de la energía solar”

A energia solar também pode ser utilizada num tanque para o tratamento de águas residuais, sem o uso de produtos químicos ou de eletricidade. Uma outra vantagem ambiental é que as algas que crescem em tais lagoas consomem dióxido de carbono durante o processo de fotossíntese, embora as algas também possam produzir substâncias tóxicas que tornam a água inutilizável.[52][53]

Aun así es importante reseñar que las energías alternativas, aun siendo renovables, son limitadas y, como cualquier otro recurso natural tienen un potencial máximo de explotación, lo que no quiere decir que se puedan agotar. Por tanto, incluso aunque se pueda realizar una transición a estas nuevas energías de forma suave y gradual, tampoco van a permitir continuar con el modelo económico actual basado en el crecimiento perpetuo. Por ello ha surgido el concepto de Desarrollo sostenible. Dicho modelo se basa en las siguientes premisas:

La electricidad verde baja nuestra dependencia del petróleo importado. También produce menos contaminantes que la electricidad convencional y no incrementa las emisiones de Gases de Efecto Invernadero en la red. Así que compara electricidad verde ayuda a proteger no solo el medio ambiente sino también la salud del ser humano.

Si bien el efecto invernadero es una característica natural de nuestra atmósfera que permite el desarrollo de la vida tal y como la conocemos, si se potencia, su efecto puede afectar negativamente a las plantas, animales y a nuestra…

Cuestiones como el respeto al Medio Ambiente, la participación en iniciativas laborales o de carácter solidario, el fomento de la integración social, o la ya comentada incorporación de las energías verdes, cada vez están más presentes en la empresa, donde además de aportarle valor añadido y distinguirle de la competencia, le suponen en el ámbito económico ahorros considerables.

Un medidor de energía neta controla todo el poder que produce su sistema solar. Cualquier energía solar que no utilice simultáneamente con la producción volverá a entrar en la red eléctrica a través del medidor.

No es de extrañar, ya que es un elemento que no se encuentra libre en la naturaleza, por lo que para la obtención de hidrógeno en estado puro, habrá que realizar determinados procesos para separarlo de otros elementos.

A diferencia de la mayoría de otras marcas que solo ensamblan o tienen nombre alemán, los paneles fotovoltaicos SolarWorld son 100% fabricados en Alemania, y ha sido el primer fabricante del mundo con una garantía de producto de 20 años y tolerancia de potencia 0/+10W.

El proceso es que la  luz, que llega en forma de fotones, impacta sobre una superficie construida principalmente por silicio (los paneles solares) y que emite emite electrones que -al ser capturados- producen una corriente eléctrica.

Si tienes piscina climatizada, la energía solar se torna imprescindible. La temperatura habitual de una piscina es normalmente inferior a 30 ºC. Las piscinas cuesta mucho dinero y energía calentarlas desde frío. Una vez que están calientes es relativamente barato mantenerlas. Por supuesto que una instalación que aprovecha una energía gratis como es la solar, es lógica.

Cuando se expone a luz solar directa, una celda de silicio de 6 cm de diámetro puede producir una corriente de alrededor 0,5 A a 0,5 V (equivalente a un promedio de 90 W/m², en un campo de normalmente 50-150 W/m², dependiendo del brillo solar y la eficencia de la celda). El arseniuro de galio es más eficaz que el silicio, pero también más costoso.

Batería AGM: este tipo de baterías, son las más utilizadas en paneles solares, y todo tipo de vehículos de transporte, donde queramos incorporar una batería solar, y se caracterizaran por su inexistente mantenimiento, además de disponer de una gran cantidad de ciclos de carga, siendo baterías cerradas.

Energia eoliană este generată prin transferul energiei vântului unei turbine eoliene. Vânturile se formează datorită încălzirii neuniforme a suprafeței Pământului de către energia radiată de Soare care ajunge la suprafața planetei noastre. Această încălzire variabilă a straturilor de aer produce zone de aer de densități diferite, fapt care creează diferite mișcări ale aerului. Energia cinetică a vântului poate fi folosită la antrenarea elicelor turbinelor, care sunt capabile de a genera electricitate. Unele turbine eoliene sunt capabile de a produce până la 5 MW de energie electrică, deși acestea necesită o viteză constantă a vântului de aproximativ 5,5 m/s, sau 20 kilometri pe oră. În puține zone ale Pământului există vânturi având viteze constante de această valoare, deși vânturi mai puternice se pot găsi la altitudine mai mare și în zonele oceanice.

A energia excedente gerada e enviada para a rede da concessionária é convertida em créditos para serem utilizados posteriormente. Na revisão da resolução 482 o tempo para do uso dos créditos de energia passou de 36 para 60 meses. Ou seja, o cliente terá 5 anos para usar a energia que ele gerou e não consumiu.

Las células solares fotovoltaicas convierten la luz del sol directamente en electricidad por el llamado efecto fotoeléctrico, por el https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=ej0QiPC3jfI determinados materiales son capaces de absorber fotones (partículas lumínicas) y liberar electrones, generando una corriente eléctrica. Por otro lado, los colectores solares térmicos usan paneles o espejos para absorber y concentrar el calor solar,  transferirlo a un fluido y conducirlo por tuberías para su aprovechamiento en edificios e instalaciones o también para la producción de electricidad (solar termoeléctrica).

“solar energy advantages and disadvantages bitesize +solar energy risks”

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Poly-crystalline panels are composed of many crystallites of varying size and orientation. These multi-crystalline panels are generally less expensive and slightly less efficient than mono-crystalline modules, yet lately the difference in efficiency is very small. Like their mono-crystalline counterpart, the cells are also cut into wafers that make up the individual cells of a solar panel.

Despite a growing glut of power, however, authorities only recently agreed to put on hold proposals for some of the new natural gas power plants that utilities want to build to reconsider whether they are needed.

In December 2008, the Australian Government and the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) released for public consultation draft legislation for an expanded  Renewable Energy Target (RET) that will bring the MRET and existing and proposed state and territory targets into a single national RET scheme.

Other biomass fuels include municipal solid waste, landfill gas, sludge waste agricultural byproducts, other biomass solids, other biomass liquids, and other biomass gases (including digester gases, methane, and other biomass gases)

Fuel cells cannot store energy like batteries. Even if the energy delivered from fuel cells is stored, their electrical efficiency is not nearly as high as a battery’s efficiency which also happens to be a much cheaper option.

In 2015, biomass generated 63.63 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity, or 1.56% of the country’s total electricity production. Biomass was the largest source of renewable primary energy in the US, and the third-largest renewable source of electrical power in the US, after hydropower and wind.[2]

In a 2010 Chicago Council on Global Affairs public opinion survey, an overwhelming 91 percent believed “investing in renewable energy” is important for the United States to remain economically competitive with other countries, with 62 percent considering this very important. The same poll found strong support for tax incentives to encourage development of renewable energy sources specifically as a way to reduce foreign energy imports. Eight in ten (80 percent) favored tax incentives, 47 percent strongly, and only 17 percent were opposed.[87]

When first responders arrived to the burning home on Eugene Street in Manchester, New Hampshire just after 2 am on January 27, half the home was already up in flames. It was a big fire, but relatively routine: Working in the dark, the firefighters made sure the two residents got out unharmed, and got to work.

In terms of ocean energy, another third-generation technology, Portugal has the world’s first commercial wave farm, the Aguçadora Wave Park, under construction in 2007. The farm will initially use three Pelamis P-750 machines generating 2.25 MW.[40][41] and costs are put at 8.5 million euro. Subject to successful operation, a further 70 million euro is likely to be invested before 2009 on a further 28 machines to generate 525 MW.[42] Funding for a wave farm in Scotland was announced in February, 2007 by the Scottish Executive, at a cost of over 4 million pounds, as part of a £13 million funding packages for ocean power in Scotland. The farm will be the world’s largest with a capacity of 3 MW generated by four Pelamis machines.[43] (see also Wave farm).

Second-generation technologies include solar heating and cooling, wind power, modern forms of bioenergy and solar photovoltaics. These are now entering markets as a result of research, development and demonstration (RD&D) investments since the 1980s. The initial investment was prompted by energy security concerns linked to the oil crises (1973 and 1979) of the 1970s but the continuing appeal of these renewables is due, at least in part, to environmental benefits. Many of the technologies reflect significant advancements in materials.

A parabolic trough collector has a long parabolic-shaped reflector that focuses the sun’s rays on a receiver pipe located at the focus of the parabola. The collector tilts with the sun to keep sunlight focused on the receiver as the sun moves from east to west during the day.

Well, actually better than free. California produced so much solar power on those days that it paid Arizona to take excess electricity its residents weren’t using to avoid overloading its own power lines.

In conclusion, I would say that however great the scientific importance of this discovery may be, its practical value will be no less obvious when we reflect that the supply of solar energy is both without limit and without cost, and that it will continue to pour down upon us for countless ages after all the coal deposits of the earth have been exhausted and forgotten.[35]

CAISO and Southern California Edison, which was going to buy power from the new plant, supported it as necessary to protect against potential power interruptions. Though solar and wind power production was increasing, they said those sources couldn’t be counted on because their production is variable, not constant.

Utility critics acknowledge these complexities. But they counter that utilities and regulators have been slow to grasp how rapidly technology is transforming the business. A building slowdown is long overdue, they argue.

The Solar updraft tower is a renewable-energy power plant for generating electricity from low temperature solar heat. Sunshine heats the air beneath a very wide solar power roofed collector structure surrounding the central base of a very tall chimney tower. The resulting convection causes a hot air updraft in the tower by the chimney effect. This airflow drives wind turbines placed in the chimney updraft or around the chimney base to produce electricity. Plans for scaled-up versions of demonstration models will allow significant power generation, and may allow development of other applications, such as water extraction or distillation, and agriculture or horticulture. A more advanced version of a similarly themed technology is the Vortex engine which aims to replace large physical chimneys with a vortex of air created by a shorter, less-expensive structure.

“devolución de energía solar +explicación de la energía solar”

También es muy importante que tengas una noción clara de la cantidad de energía que consumes en tu hogar, para así saber la cantidad de paneles solares que deberás instalar para conseguir la energía extra que necesitas. Para ello, también deberás saber la cantidad de radiación media que existe en la zona donde quieres instalar los paneles solares, y la capacidad de estos.

El Sistema de Garantías de Origen es voluntario, y en él participan titulares de instalaciones de producción de energía eléctrica a partir de fuentes renovables, comercializadores y consumidores finales. Según la normativa, las empresas Comercializadoras de Referencia, no pueden participar en dicho sistema.

O orçamento da Solar Energy inclui a solução completa (360 graus), ou seja, TUDO: Projeto de engenharia; Instalação por equipe qualificada; Equipamentos certificados Inmetro classe A; Registro na Concessionária de Energia; Documentação para solicitar a compensação de energia junto a concessionária, Garantia e Frete. Na Solar Energy você não tem surpresas no seu orçamento.

La tienda especializada en Energía Solar. Aquí podrás encontrar información acerca de los materiales necesarios para conseguir tener una instalación solar independiente de la red eléctrica o conectada a ella.

El financiero, (2015). México proyecta gran ofensiva en energía eólica. [online] El financiero. Available at: http://www.elfinanciero.com.mx/economia/mexico-proyecta-gran-ofensiva-en-energia-eolica.html [Accessed 2 Nov. 2015].

No entro en si merece la pena o no. Ya he hablado también de eso en otras ocasiones. Creo que el mayor problema que tienen las instalaciones de captación es que no cumplen las expectativas. Y es que las expectativas son demasiado altas.

O processo de destilação solar pode ser usado para fazer água salobra tornar-se potável. O primeiro caso registrado deste método foi de alquimistas árabes do século XVI.[47] Um projeto de destilação solar em larga escala foi construído pela primeira vez em 1872 na cidade mineira de Las Salinas, atualmente um bairro da cidade de Viña del Mar, no Chile.[48] A fábrica, que tinha um coletor de energia solar com 4.700 m² de área, poderia produzir até 22.700 litros por dia e operar por 40 anos.[48]

En febrero de 2013, el Ministerio de Energía a través de CORFO lanzó una licitación para convocar a actores nacionales e internacionales a implementar una planta térmica de concentración solar de potencia (CSP). El concurso aportaba un subsidio de USD 20 millones por parte del Estado de Chile y contemplaba además la posibilidad de acceder a un paquete de financiamiento blando de aproximadamente USD 350 millones (USD 66 millones del CTF, USD 66 millones del BID, EUR 100 millones de KfW, USD 30 millones del Canadian Climate Fund) y un aporte no reembolsable de EUR 15 millones por parte de LAIF

El usuario quiere más y no lo consigue así que lee, habla en el bar, escucha al cuñado. Se le ocurren todas las soluciones del mundo que no se le habían ocurrido a nadie antes. Así que la solución siempre es culpa de que no está bien hecha…y puede ser, pero no es lo habitual.

El desarrollo de las energías renovables no convencionales para generación de energía eléctrica ha ido en constante aumento, principalmente debido a la remoción de las barreras de entrada que limitaban el desarrollo de proyectos ERNC. En este sentido, dos grandes líneas de trabajo fueron fundamentales.

Although not permitted under the US National Electric Code, it is technically possible to have a “plug and play” PV microinverter. A recent review article found that careful system design would enable such systems to meet all technical, though not all safety requirements.[92] There are several companies selling plug and play solar systems available on the web, but there is a concern that if people install their own it will reduce the enormous employment advantage solar has over fossil fuels.[93]

La energía que se obtiene del aprovechamiento del calor generado en el interior de la tierra. Vemos el poder de esta energía en los volcanes o los geiseres. El vapor de agua al pasar por una turbina conectada a un generador produce electricidad.

Para incentivar el desarrollo de la tecnología con miras a alcanzar la paridad de red -igualar el precio de obtención de la energía al de otras fuentes más económicas en la actualidad-, existen primas a la producción, que garantizan un precio fijo de compra por parte de la red eléctrica. Es el caso de Alemania, Italia o España. Este esquema de incentivos ya ha dado sus frutos, logrando que los costes de la energía fotovoltaica se sitúen por debajo del precio de venta de la electricidad tradicional en un número creciente de regiones.

Tiene su sede principal en la Ciudad de México, aunque también brinda servicio en todo el país. Tienen un catálogo con hasta 25 marcas internacionales que puedes consultarlo en línea. Su principal fuerte es la diversidad que ofrecen, lo que los hace ser uno de los mejores proveedores del país. Hacen instalaciones de Residencial y Comercial/Industrial.

Como siempre estamos pendientes a los cambios tecnológicos y solo mercadeamos tecnologías de energía solar confiables y comprobadas, nuestros sistemas le proveen a nuestros clientes el mejor valor por su inversión de dinero.

Sin embargo, con cuatro metros cuadrados de colector solar térmico, un hogar puede obtener gran parte de la energía necesaria para el agua caliente sanitaria aunque, debido al aprovechamiento de la simultaneidad, los edificios de pisos pueden conseguir los mismos rendimientos con menor superficie de colectores y, lo que es más importante, con mucha menor inversión por vivienda.

Ni el uranio, ni el gas, ni el carbón, ni el petróleo. El viento ha sido la principal fuente de electricidad en España en febrero. Y en enero. Y en diciembre. Según los datos registrados por el operador del sistema eléctrico nacional, Red Eléctrica de España, la tecnología eólica ha sido la más generosa, la que más kilovatios hora ha producido, durante estos tres últimos meses. [Foto].

También está latente la posibilidad de fallos al servicio de electricidad. Aunque su origen puede ser diverso, el descontento de los usuarios es ineludible. Si alguna vez te has puesto a pensar en utilizar energías eléctricas ecológicas y renovables, sabrás que uno de los sistemas más populares es el solar.

Provamos o lucro comercial da energia solar nos trópicos e, mais particularmente, provamos que depois que nossas reservas de petróleo e carvão estiveram esgotadas a raça humana possa receber o poder ilimitado dos raios do sol.

In the mid-1990s, development of both, residential and commercial rooftop solar as well as utility-scale photovoltaic power stations, began to accelerate again due to supply issues with oil and natural gas, global warming concerns, and the improving economic position of PV relative to other energy technologies.[32] In the early 2000s, the adoption of feed-in tariffs—a policy mechanism, that gives renewables priority on the grid and defines a fixed price for the generated electricity—lead to a high level of investment security and to a soaring number of PV deployments in Europe.

Los paneles solares termodinamicos están en fase de evolución. En Estados Unidos estos solar panel están funcionando muy bien. Podrían en un futuro llegar a sustituir por completo la energía solar térmica, o su aplicación más conocida, ACS. ¿Qué son los solar panel termodinamicos? ¿En qué se basan? ¿Qué rendimiento tienen?

Dado que una planta de energía termosolar de concentración (CSP) primero genera calor, puede almacenar dicho calor antes de convertirlo en electricidad. Con la actual tecnología, el almacenamiento de calor es mucho más barato que el almacenamiento de electricidad. De esta forma, una planta CSP pude producir electricidad durante el día y la noche. Si la ubicación de la planta CSP tiene una radiación solar predecible, entonces la planta se convierte en una central confiable de generación de energía.

Si medimos la temperatura https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=keIgkWSwMic agua que entra en nuestra vivienda puede ser de 10-15 ºC, si mediante la energía solar conseguimos que esa temperatura suba a 25-30 ºC ya hemos conseguido un ahorro considerable.

La electricidad se negocia en el OMIE, que es el Operador del Mercado de electricidad en la península Ibérica. Allí, los vendedores (generadores) y los compradores (comercializadores, consumidores directos…) presentan sus ofertas de venta y de compra respectivamente. A partir de ahí, hora por hora, OMIE ordena las ofertas de venta de los productores de menor a mayor precio. De esta manera, la tecnología de menor precio entrará primero, acto seguido la segunda, y así sucesivamente, es decir, la luz generada en ese tiempo será mixta, procedente de distintas fuentes de generación, verdes y no verdes.

La estructura suele estar compuesta de ángulos de aluminio, carril de fijación, triángulo, tornillos de anclaje (triángulo-ángulo), tornillo allen (generalmente de tuerca cuadrada, para la fijación del módulo) y pinza zeta —para la fijación del módulo y cuyas dimensiones dependen del espesor del módulo—.1​

“empresas de energía solar enumeradas en bse y nse definición de presupuesto de energía solar”

Desde que se “liberalizó” el mercado eléctrico hace unos años, el abonado puede comprar su electricidad a cualquier compañía comercializadora, aunque la responsabilidad de hacérsela llegar a casa es de la compañía distribuidora, que no se puede cambiar. Si yo consumo 100 kWh en un mes, mi comercializadora tiene que comprar esos 100 kWh a un productor e inyectarlos en la red. Por el camino, toda la energía se mezclará y a mí me llegará la de la central más cercana a mi casa. Pero aún así, al comprar energía verde estoy fomentando que aumente su producción ya que mi compañía la ha tenido que comprar de ese color.

Embora os protótipos das células de selênio convertessem menos de 1% da luz incidente em eletricidade, tanto Ernst Werner von Siemens quanto James Clerk Maxwell reconheceram a importância desta descoberta.[59] Na sequência do trabalho de Russell Ohl na década de 1940, os pesquisadores Gerald Pearson, Calvin Fuller e Daryl Chapin criaram a célula solar de silício cristalino, em 1954.[60] Estas primeiras células solares custavam US$ 286/watt e alcançavam eficiências de 4,5-6%.[61] Até 2012 eficiências disponíveis excediam 20%, sendo que o máximo de eficiência da energia fotovoltaica é superior a 40%.[62]

Los paneles solares no son excesivamente complicados de montar, aunque sí requieren ciertos conocimientos previos. En cualquier vaso, si crees que no puedes instalar las placas solares por ti mismo, siempre puedes buscar la ayuda de profesionales. Lo que nosotros te podemos ofrecer es una serie de claves y consejos:

Solar technologies are characterized as either passive or active depending on the way they capture, convert and distribute sunlight and enable solar energy to be harnessed at different levels around the world, mostly depending on distance from the equator. Although solar energy refers primarily to the use of solar radiation for practical ends, all renewable energies, other than Geothermal power and Tidal power, derive their energy either directly or indirectly from the Sun.

Un módulo fotovoltaico consta de varias células solares conectadas eléctricamente entre sí. Si todas las células son iguales y trabajan en las mismas condiciones, los parámetros eléctricos de un módulo fotovoltaico tendrá un relación directa con los parámetros eléctricos de sus células y con la cantidad y el conexionado serie-paralelo de las mismas.

    Es de vital importancia proseguir con el desarrollo y perfeccionamiento de la todavía incipiente tecnología de captación, acumulación y distribución de la energía solar, para conseguir las condiciones que la hagan definitivamente competitiva, a escala planetaria.

Reducir o eliminar el consumo energético innecesario. No se trata solo de consumir más eficientemente, sino de consumir menos, es decir, desarrollar una conciencia y una cultura del ahorro energético y condena del despilfarro.

Esto es, entre otras cosas, para reducir también las pérdidas ocasionadas por la acumulación de suciedad que suele producirse en los extremos inferiores del panel, pues con el paso de los años es normal que se incruste cierta suciedad en el borde del marco.

La identificación y caracterización de los recursos renovables con potencial energético ha sido una línea de trabajo de especial preocupación y los esfuerzos se han concentrado en las Energías Renovables No Convencionales (ERNC), tales como energía eólica y solar, que tienen buenas posibilidades de ser competitivas en el país. Una de las tareas fundamentales de esta línea de trabajo es la generación de información pública y gratuita que permita orientar el diseño de políticas y a los potenciales inversionistas.

Existe una gran variedad de tamaños y potencias de paneles solares. Debemos elegir aquel que se ajuste a nuestras necesidades En el mercado podemos encontrar potencias de de 10W; 15W; 25W; 45W; 90W; 140W y 195W o incluso el panel solar 300W..

Cambiar de compañía eléctrica, ya sea a una tarifa de energía con origen ecológico o no, es gratuito. A no ser que tengas en vigencia una cláusula de permanencia con el actual contrato, en tal caso deberás abonar la sanción correspondiente que indique la comercializadora o esperar a que finalice el contrato con la compañía eléctrica.

Miembros de la industria de energía solar en Puerto Rico acusaron ayer a la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica (AEE) de hacer caso omiso a una orden ejecutiva, firmada por el gobernador Ricardo Rosselló en octubre pasado, que facilita el proceso de interconexión de ciudadanos dueños de estos equipos al sistema de la corporación pública.

Varun Sivaram, miembro del Consejo de Relaciones Exteriores, dijo que los aranceles son “muy poco y demasiado tarde” para hacer que los productores estadounidenses sean competitivos con sus pares mundiales.

También se debe tener encuenta que legalmente no se debe contratar más potencia para una instalación fotovoltaica de la ya contratada por una compañía eléctrica, obviamente este punto y el punto anterior se de cumplir siempre que hablemos de la instalación de un kits de conexión a red.

El Instituto de Tecnología de la Universidad de Darmstadt en Alemania ganó la edición de 2007 del Solar Decathlon en Washington D. C. con esta casa con tecnología solar pasiva, diseñada específicamente para climas subtropicales húmedos.26​

Los paneles monocristalinos son los formados por un solo cristal, el silicio fundido se forma en un solo grano. El rendimiento energético es mayor que en la células solares policristalina. Si vas a instalar un seguidor solar son los más adecuados. Este tipo de paneles dan mejor resultado en los climas fríos.

The International Energy Agency projected in 2014 that under its “high renewables” scenario, by 2050, solar photovoltaics and concentrated solar power would contribute about 16 and 11 percent, respectively, of the worldwide electricity consumption, and solar would be the world’s largest source of electricity. Most solar installations would be in China and India.[2] Currently, as of 2016, solar power provides just 1% of total worldwide electricity production but is growing at 33% per annum.

Otra cosa que no entiendo es, si una comercializadora normal genera beneficios económicos, una cooperativa también debe generarlos, si el precio para el cooperativista es el mismo (aproximadamente, en algunos casos más caro y en otros más barato) ¿Dónde van esos supuestos beneficios? ¿Por que no se detrae del importe de la factura del cooperativista? a mí eso me lo tienen que explicar porque me huele a pescado.

Nuestro compromiso con las renovables y el conocimiento de las necesidades de nuestros clientes nos han llevado a plantear esta nueva oferta comercial basada en autoconsumo, climatización y movilidad eléctrica, siempre con un principio esencial Solo Soluciones Sostenibles …y siempre con retorno económico.

Solar power is anticipated to become the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050, with solar photovoltaics and concentrated solar power contributing 16 and 11 percent to the global overall consumption, respectively.[57] In 2016, after another year of rapid growth, solar generated 1.3% of global power.[58]

 Paneles Solares Térmicos: Estos paneles se recomienda usarlos en viviendas que tengan recepción directa del Sol con altas temperaturas y que tengan un espacio suficiente para colocarlos ya que son mayores que los anteriores porque si no, no serían eficientes. Contienen un liquido que absorbe el calor y convierten la energía del Sol en energía térmica en el líquido y transportan esta energía térmica hacia nuestros hogares.

Las Placas Solares Fotovoltáicas (también llamadas paneles solares o kits solares fotovoltaicos) están formadas por células solares que convierten la luz solar en electricidad. Las celdas recogen la radiación solar y la transforman en corriente continua. Como la corriente continua no sirve para usar electrodomésticos se necesita un inversor o convertidor (también existen en el mercado los inversores cargadores que realizan dos funciones en un solo aparato) que es el encargado de transformar la corriente continua en corriente alterna que es la que necesitamos para utilizar los electrodomésticos. ¿Sabes dónde encontrar un panel solar barato al mejor precio?

En paralelo, unos 1.100 millones de habitantes , el 17% de la población mundial, no disponen de acceso a la electricidad. Igualmente, 2.700 millones de personas –el 38% de la población global-  utilizan biomasa tradicional para cocinar, calentarse o iluminar sus viviendas con grave riesgo para su salud. 

When electricity is needed, the hot salt is pumped to a conventional steam-generator to produce superheated steam for a turbine/generator as used in any conventional coal, oil, or nuclear power plant. A 100-megawatt turbine would need a tank about 9.1 metres (30 ft) tall and 24 metres (79 ft) in diameter to drive it for four hours by this design.

Existen diferentes tipos de energía verde a partir de la obtención de recursos naturales como son el agua, el sol o el viento. En función de estos recursos podremos distinguir entre las siguientes energías:

Solar is the Latin word for sun—a powerful source of energy that can be used to heat, cool, and light our homes and businesses. That’s because more energy from the sun falls on the earth in one hour than is used by everyone in the world in one year. A variety of technologies convert sunlight to usable energy for buildings. The most commonly used solar technologies for homes and businesses are solar water heating, passive solar design for space heating and cooling, and solar photovoltaics for electricity.

Al elegir la energía solar, usted hace una inversión de la que puede estar orgulloso y mostrar su compromiso con la energía limpia y renovable. Lo que, es más, estará apoyando a los instaladores mexicanos y la economía de mexico en estos tiempos difíciles.

Sin embargo existe otra posibilidad de energía nuclear que, hasta el momento solo está en fase de investigación: la energía nuclear de fusión, que consiste en unir (fundir) dos átomos de hidrógeno para obtener un átomo de helio, con producción de energía abundante. El combustible es en este caso hidrógeno, abundante en la tierra y el residuo helio, no radiactivo ni contaminante. De conseguirse un proceso para obtener esta energía, sería también una energía no contaminante.

Las energías renovables son fuentes de energía limpias, inagotables y crecientemente competitivas. Se diferencian de los combustibles fósiles principalmente en su diversidad, abundancia y potencial de aprovechamiento en  cualquier parte del planeta, pero sobre todo en que no producen gases de efecto invernadero –causantes del cambio climático- ni emisiones contaminantes. Además, sus costes evolucionan a la baja de forma sostenida, mientras que la tendencia general de costes de los combustibles fósiles es la opuesta, al margen de su volatilidad coyuntural.

During the mid-1990’s the business started its first export trades to Panama and the US, more specifically, to the south of Florida. Based on the objective of increasing and strengthen exportations, Energía Solar created a new and strategic alliance with the RC Aluminum enterprise, to produce for windows, doors and facades for this company.

^ a b c “Concentrating Solar Power in 2001 – An IEA/SolarPACES Summary of Present Status and Future Prospects” (PDF). International Energy Agency – SolarPACES. Archived from the original https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=4wxn9YLeR1w on 10 September 2008. Retrieved 2 July 2008.

On 2006, the business was moved to its current production site, growing from 3,898 m2 to an initial 36,000 m2 area, all in order to meet production levels. During that same year, the company became an international trader.

Se puede diferenciar entre receptores activos y pasivos en que los primeros utilizan mecanismos para orientar el sistema receptor hacia el Sol -llamados seguidores- y captar mejor la radiación directa.

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El cliente que quiera contratar la tarifa Energía Verde de Iberdrola puede hacerlo telefónicamente o acercarse a la oficina más cercana. La documentación que tiene que aportar es la que se detalla a continuación:

En algunos países, entre los que se puede contar España, la energía solar no representa ni un 0,2% del total de energía que se produce. Además, las tasas e impuestos que gravan este tipo de instalaciones son demasiado elevadas para que una persona con ingresos medios se pueda arriesgar a usar la energía solar.

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Energii regenerabile sunt considerate în practică, energiile care provin din surse care fie că regenerează de la sine în scurt timp, fie sunt surse practic inepuizabile. Termenul de energie regenerabilă se referă la forme de energie produse prin transferul energetic al energiei rezultate din procese naturale regenerabile. Astfel, energia luminii solare, a vânturilor, a apelor curgătoare, a proceselor biologice și a căldurii geotermale pot fi captate de către oameni utilizând diferite procedee. Sursele de energie ne-reînnoibile includ energia nucleară precum și energia generată prin arderea combustibililor fosili, așa cum ar fi țițeiul, cărbunele și gazele naturale. Aceste resurse sunt, în chip evident, limitate la existența zăcămintelor respective și sunt considerate în general (a se vedea teoria academicianului român Ludovic Mrazec de formare anorganică a țițeiului și a gazelor naturale) ne-regenerabile. Dintre sursele regenerabile de energie fac parte:

Nas últimas duas décadas, a energia fotovoltaica (PV) evoluiu de um nicho de mercado puro de aplicações de pequena escala para se tornar uma fonte de eletricidade relevante. Uma célula solar é um dispositivo que converte a luz em energia elétrica diretamente, através do uso do efeito fotoeléctrico. A primeira célula solar foi construída por Charles Fritts na década de 1880.[57] Em 1931, um engenheiro alemão, Dr. Bruno Lange, desenvolveu uma célula fotovoltaica usando selenito de https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=Lg_W7Mrfat8 no lugar de óxido de cobre.[58]

El núcleo atómico de elementos pesados como el uranio, puede ser desintegrado (fisión nuclear) y liberar energía radiante y cinética. Las centrales termonucleares aprovechan esta energía para producir electricidad mediante turbinas de vapor de agua. Se obtiene “rompiendo” (fisionando) átomos de minerales radiactivos en reacciones en cadena que se producen en el interior de un reactor nuclear.

Respecto las campañas eólicas, producto del trabajo iniciado con la cooperación alemana GIZ, se mantienen estaciones de medición del recurso eólico en el norte del país. En el banner “Campaña de medición del recurso Eólico y Solar” se divulga esta información.

In addition, land availability has a large effect on the available solar energy because solar panels can only be set up on land that is otherwise unused and suitable for solar panels. Roofs have been found to be a suitable place for solar cells, as many people have discovered that they can collect energy directly from their homes this way. Other areas that are suitable for solar cells are lands that are not being used for businesses where solar plants can be established.[4]

Além disso, a disponibilidade de terra tem um grande efeito sobre a energia solar disponível, porque os painéis solares só podem ser instalados em áreas que não têm dono e que sejam adequadas para este tipo de equipamento. Telhados são geralmente considerados um lugar adequado para células solares, sendo que muitas pessoas descobriram que elas podem coletar energia diretamente através de suas casas desta forma.[16]

 Antes de explicarlo tienes que recordar dos cosas, cuando un electrón de un átomo está libre, siempre intentará buscar un hueco en un átomo para formar enlace (cargas diferentes se atraen). Además un electrón repele a otro electrón, hueco repele a otro hueco (cargas iguales se repelen).

El término fijo de la factura va directo a la distribuidora. Si la comercializadora es del mismo grupo, hará todo lo posible porque no rebajes la potencia contratada. Si es una tercera empresa, se esforzará en que pagues justo lo que necesitas ya que no gana nada.

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*Based on SolarCity average system size of 6 kW and 8,418 kWh average first year production degraded by .5% annually over 30 years. Environmental benefits based on data collected from: Environmental Protection Agency, US Geological Survey, Global ReLeaf, and National Geographic April 2014.

Rebate In order to encourage the use of solar power, many utilities and local non-profit agencies offer rebates after the installation of a solar electric system. Usually the rebates are simply based on the number of Watts of solar panels installed. Please consult your local Utility Company for details.

This study considers only the two widely recognized classes of technologies for converting solar energy into electricity — photovoltaics (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP), sometimes called solar thermal) — in their current and plausible future forms. Because energy supply facilities typically last several decades, technologies in these classes will dominate solar-powered generation between now and 2050, and we do not attempt to look beyond that date. In contrast to some earlier Future of studies, we also present no forecasts — for two reasons. First, expanding the solar industry dramatically from its relatively tiny current scale may produce changes we do not pretend to be able to foresee today. Second, we recognize that future solar deployment will depend heavily on uncertain future market conditions and public policies — including but not limited to policies aimed at mitigating global climate change.

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The advantage of this approach in the United States is that many states offer incentives to offset the cost of installation of a renewable energy system. In California, Massachusetts and several other U.S. states, a new approach to community energy supply called Community Choice Aggregation has provided communities with the means to solicit a competitive electricity supplier and use municipal revenue bonds to finance development of local green energy resources. Individuals are usually assured that the electricity they are using is actually produced from a green energy source that they control. Once the system is paid for, the owner of a renewable energy system will be producing their own renewable electricity for essentially no cost and can sell the excess to the local utility at a profit.

Some states set targets for specific types of renewable energy sources or technologies to encourage the development and use of those resources. Some states focus the RPS requirement on large investor-owned utilities, while others apply the standards to all utilities. Details on state RPS programs are available in the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency.

Ballasted footing mounts, such as concrete or steel bases that use weight to secure the solar module system in position and do not require ground penetration. This type of mounting system is well suited for sites where excavation is not possible such as capped landfills and simplifies decommissioning or relocation of solar module systems.

^ Tadesse I.; Isoaho S. A.; Green F. B.; Puhakka J. A. (2003). “Removal of organics and nutrients from tannery effluent by advanced integrated Wastewater Pond Systems technology”. Water Sci. Technol. 48 (2): 307–14. PMID 14510225.

In Europe in the 19th century, there were about 200,000 windmills, slightly more than the modern wind turbines of the 21st century.[15] They were mainly used to grind grain and to pump water. The age of coal powered steam engines replaced this early use of wind power.

Jump up ^ Gando, A.; Dwyer, D. A.; McKeown, R. D.; Zhang, C. (2011). “Partial radiogenic heat model for Earth revealed by geoneutrino measurements”. Nature Geoscience. 4 (9): 647–651. Bibcode:2011NatGe…4..647K. doi:10.1038/ngeo1205.

Biomass briquettes are increasingly being used in the developing world as an alternative to charcoal. The technique involves the conversion of almost any plant matter into compressed briquettes that typically have about 70% the calorific value of charcoal. There are relatively few examples of large-scale briquette production. One exception is in North Kivu, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where forest clearance for charcoal production is considered to be the biggest threat to mountain gorilla habitat. The staff of Virunga National Park have successfully trained and equipped over 3500 people to produce biomass briquettes, thereby replacing charcoal produced illegally inside the national park, and creating significant employment for people living in extreme poverty in conflict-affected areas.[14]

Virtually all low-cost inverters are “Modified Sine Wave”. They are usually about 70% efficient, so expect some significant power losses if you are using a Modified Sine Wave Inverter in your system. A Sine Wave Inverter is designed to replicate and even improve the quality of electricity supplied by utility companies. To operate higher-end electronic equipment, a sine wave inverter is recommended.

^ Jinqing Peng, Lin Lu, Hongxing Yang, Review on lifecycle assessment of energy payback and greenhouse gas emission of solar photovoltaic systems. In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 19, (2013), 255–274, Fig. 5, doi:10.1016/j.rser.2012.11.035.

^ National Renewable Energy green energy (2 March 2007). “Research Advantages: Cellulosic Ethanol” (PDF). National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012.

Renewables’ share of U.S. energy consumption has now doubled since 2008, as coal’s share crashed in the same period from 48% to 30%. And while the Trump administration has signaled a desire to cut funding for renewable energy and efficiency programs, the trends seem set to continue thanks to market forces.

That said, California is not — and cannot be — in this effort alone. While the state does often produce an excess of solar power in the mornings and early afternoons, utilities often have to resort to gas-powered plants during the evening hours and during times of peak demand. As such, Brown explained, “hydropower is great because it can be used to fill in the peaks and valleys.”

^ Hertwich and others, “Integrated life-cycle assessment of electricity-supply scenarios confirms global environmental benefit of low-carbon technologies”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 19 May 2015, v.112 n.20.

Geography affects solar energy potential because areas that are closer to the equator have a greater amount of solar radiation. However, the use of photovoltaics that can follow the position of the sun can significantly increase the solar energy potential in areas that are farther from the equator.[4] Time variation effects the potential of solar energy because during the nighttime there is little solar radiation on the surface of the Earth for solar panels to absorb. This limits the amount of energy that solar panels can absorb in one day. Cloud cover can affect the potential of solar panels because clouds block incoming light from the sun and reduce the light available for solar cells.

Solar thermal power stations have been successfully operating in California commercially since the late 1980s, including the largest solar power plant of any kind, the 350 MW Solar Energy Generating Systems. Nevada Solar One is another 64MW plant which has recently opened.[30] Other parabolic trough power plants being proposed are two 50MW plants in Spain, and a 100MW plant in Israel.[31]

The time will arrive when the industry of Europe will cease to find those natural resources, so necessary for it. Petroleum springs and coal mines are not inexhaustible but are rapidly diminishing in many places. Will man, then, return to the power of water and wind? Or will he emigrate where the most powerful source of heat sends its rays to all? History will show what will come.[34]

The Earth receives an incredible supply of solar energy. The sun, an average star, is a fusion reactor that has been burning over 4 billion years. It provides enough energy in one minute to supply the world’s energy needs for one year. In one day, it provides more energy than our current population would consume in 27 years. In fact, “The amount of solar radiation striking the earth over a three-day period is equivalent to the energy stored in all fossil energy sources.”

Solar water heaters can operate in any climate. Performance varies depending on how much solar energy is available at the site, as well as how cold the water coming into the system is. The colder the water, the more efficiently the system operates.[59]

As in WS1, WS2 and WS3 cycles are closed by oxygen production, providing a further imperative for the development of reactions of the type described by Schemes 3–5. However, very few catalysts are known to oxidize water near the thermodynamic potential. Again, the most notable system is in biology, specifically involving the oxygen-evolving complex (OEC) of Photosystem II. The OEC comprises a cluster of four Mn centers and a Ca center (52–54), but no functional or structural models of the catalytically active site are yet available (55). At present, the ruthenium dimer [(bpy)2(OH2)RuIIIORuIII(OH2)(bpy)2]4+ (bpy = 2,2′-bipyridine) (56) and its relatives (57–59) represent the only unequivocally established molecular electrocatalysts for generating O2 from H2O. However, at present, this reaction proceeds at a high overpotential and with modest turnover numbers.

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When sunlight strikes a solar cell, an electron is freed by the photoelectric effect. The two dissimilar semiconductors possess a natural difference in electric potential (voltage), which causes the electrons to flow through the external circuit, supplying power to the load. The flow of electricity results from the characteristics of the semiconductors and is powered entirely by light striking the cell.© Merriam-Webster Inc.

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The heat that is used for geothermal energy can be from deep within the Earth, all the way down to Earth’s core – 4,000 miles (6,400 km) down. At the core, temperatures may reach over 9,000 °F (5,000 °C). Heat conducts from the core to surrounding rock. Extremely high temperature and pressure cause some rock to melt, which is commonly known as magma. Magma convects upward since it is lighter than the solid rock. This magma then heats rock and water in the crust, sometimes up to 700 °F (371 °C).[57]

New to solar?. This Solar Starter Kit is the perfect kit for someone who wants to begin utilizing solar energy for their off-grid adventures. HQST 100 Watts 12 Volts Polycrystalline Solar Panel, 10 amp PWM Charge Controller, a pair of 20 ft. MC4 Solar Cable (to connect the solar panel and charge controller), and a set of Mounting Z-brackets are all included in this specialized kit.

The early development of solar technologies starting in the 1860s was driven by an expectation that coal would soon become scarce. Charles Fritts installed the world’s first rooftop photovoltaic solar array, using 1%-efficient selenium cells, on a New York City roof in 1884.[26] However, development of solar technologies stagnated in the early 20th century in the face of the increasing availability, economy, and utility of coal and petroleum.[27] In 1974 it was estimated that only six private homes in all of North America were entirely heated or cooled by functional solar power systems.[28] The 1973 oil embargo and 1979 energy crisis caused a reorganization of energy policies around the world and brought renewed attention to developing solar technologies.[29][30] Deployment strategies focused on incentive programs such as the Federal Photovoltaic Utilization Program in the US and the Sunshine Program in Japan. Other efforts included the formation of research facilities in the United States (SERI, now NREL), Japan (NEDO), and Germany (Fraunhofer–ISE).[31] Between 1970 and 1983 installations of photovoltaic systems grew rapidly, but falling oil prices in the early 1980s moderated the growth of photovoltaics from 1984 to 1996.

Purchasing your own solar array typically involves the biggest up-front investment, but can also be the most financially advantageous way to go. Homeowners who buy their own system can receive a federal investment tax credit worth 30% of the cost of their system. Kimbis estimates that a “nice sized system” would cost around $15,000, but for that price, $4,500 would be applied as a credit to the homeowner’s federal tax bill. Still, with this benefit also comes the maintenance and upkeep of the system moving forward. But most panels have a warranty of around 25 years, and the inverter can last up to 30 years — which leads to a very important point: If you have an aging, tired roof, you might want to wait until it’s replaced before you go solar at all.

There are numerous organizations within the academic, federal, and commercial sectors conducting large scale advanced research in the field of renewable energy. This research spans several areas of focus across the renewable energy spectrum. Most of the research is targeted at improving efficiency and increasing overall energy yields.[63] Multiple federally supported research organizations have focused on renewable energy in recent years. Two of the most prominent of these labs are Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), both of which are funded by the United States Department of Energy and supported by various corporate partners.[64] Sandia has a total budget of $2.4 billion[65] while NREL has a budget of $375 million.[66]

The contribution to the US electric grid over the last thirteen years of solar photovoltaic electric power to the renewable power generation and to the total US power generation is shown below along with the yearly profile of the photovoltaic power generation for 2015 and 2016. This shows the typical variations over the months of the year due to sunlight availability.

Beyond installing clean energy systems, our company has made progress in a number of environmental and social categories, such as combating climate change, creating a safe workplace, and improving energy access for off-grid communities. Learn more about our environmental and social impact:

Much of the drive for climate action at city level in the past year has been spurred on by the global covenant of more than 7,400 mayors that formed in the wake of Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord.

Due to the variable nature of renewable DER, there is a perception that customers will always need to remain on the grid. While we would expect customers to remain on the grid until a fully viable and economic distributed non-variable resource is available, one can imagine a day when battery storage technology or micro turbines could allow customers to be electric grid independent. To put this into perspective, who would have believed 10 years ago that traditional wire line telephone customers could economically “cut the cord?” [Emphasis mine.]

Batteries are devices that convert chemical energy into electrical energy. Batteries are classified according to their application and the way they are constructed. The main applications are in cars, boats and deep-cycle.

Rays of sunlight hit solar cells, pushing the electrons in the cell through the wires to create electricity. This electricity is in one direction, so it is called DC, for Direct Current. As opposed to AC, for Alternating Current, where the electrons are going back and forth 50-60 times (50-60Hz) per second. That is why for most installations, you need an inverter. An inverter changes the DC to AC and makes it usable with your home’s appliances.

The Solar updraft tower is a renewable-energy power plant for generating electricity from low temperature solar heat. Sunshine heats the air beneath a very wide greenhouse-like roofed collector structure surrounding the central base of a very tall chimney tower. The resulting convection causes a hot air updraft in the tower by the chimney effect. This airflow drives wind turbines placed in the chimney updraft or around the chimney base to produce electricity. Plans for scaled-up versions of demonstration models will allow significant power generation, and may allow development of other applications, such as water extraction or distillation, and agriculture or horticulture. A more advanced version of a similarly themed technology is the Vortex engine which aims to replace large physical chimneys with a vortex of air created by a shorter, less-expensive structure.

Part of the Senftenberg Solarpark, a solar photovoltaic power plant located on former open-pit mining areas close to the city of Senftenberg, in Eastern Germany. The 78 MW Phase 1 of the plant was completed within three months.

Nuclear fission is one method, but it would require widespread implementation of breeder reactors (11). Estimated terrestrial U resources are sufficient to produce ≈100 TW-yr of electricity using conventional once-through U reactor technology. Hence, if 10 TW of power were obtained from conventional nuclear fission, the terrestrial U resource base would be exhausted at that level in less than a decade (in fact, it would be exhausted after the first 30 yr of reactor construction because of the fuel consumed during the rampup phase). Moreover, construction of nuclear power plants would need to proceed at a very rapid rate by historical standards (one 1-GWe (gigawatt-electric) power plant every 1.6 days for the next 45 yr). The international tokamak (magnetic confinement fusion) experiment (ITER) is now scheduled to demonstrate an energy breakeven point in 35 yr for a few minutes of operational time. Although fusion might possibly provide significant commercial energy late in the 21st century, the ITER time line is much too far in the future to provide a credible option to make a significant contribution to the amount of cost-effective carbon-neutral energy production needed to meet any reasonable atmospheric CO2 concentration target in the next 40–50 yr.

In 1897, Frank Shuman, a U.S. inventor, engineer and solar energy pioneer, built a small demonstration solar engine that worked by reflecting solar energy onto square boxes filled with ether, which has a lower boiling point than water, and were fitted internally with black pipes which in turn powered a steam engine. In 1908 Shuman formed the Sun Power Company with the intent of building larger solar power plants. He, along with his technical advisor A.S.E. Ackermann and British physicist Sir Charles Vernon Boys,[citation needed] developed an improved system using mirrors to reflect solar energy upon collector boxes, increasing heating capacity to the extent that water could now be used instead of ether. Shuman then constructed a full-scale steam engine powered by low-pressure water, enabling him to patent the entire solar engine system by 1912.

The sun has a unique role in sustainable energy production, in that it is the undisputed champion of energy; the resource base presented by terrestrial insolation far exceeds that of all other renewable energy sources combined. The solar energy resource additionally far exceeds what can possibly be envisioned as a level of human consumption necessary to support even the most technologically advanced society. However, to be a material contribution to primary energy supply, solar energy must be captured, converted, and stored to overcome the diurnal cycle and the intermittency of the terrestrial solar resource. Arguably the most attractive method for this energy conversion and storage is in the form of chemical bonds, by production of cheap solar fuels. Significant advances in basic science, however, are needed for this technology to attain its full potential. Chemistry will assume a special role in this endeavor, because new materials must be created for solar capture and conversion, and because new catalysts are needed for the desired chemical bond conversions. Here we present a blueprint for a reaction chemistry, when interfaced to a charge-separation structure, that permits artificial photosynthesis to be envisioned. The progress of scientists in chemistry, biology, engineering, materials science, and physics in addressing the basic science challenges involved with realizing this artificial photosynthesis will be critical to enable humans to use the sun sustainably as their primary energy source.

Renewable energy systems are rapidly becoming more efficient and cheaper. Their share of total energy consumption is increasing. Growth in consumption of coal and oil could end by 2020 due to increased uptake of renewables and natural gas.[17][18]

In several countries with common carrier arrangements, electricity retailing arrangements make it possible for consumers to purchase green electricity (renewable electricity) from either their utility or a green power provider.

Ultra lightweight and portable, weather-resistant solar panel enables you to charge handheld USB/12V gear directly from the sun. Use a Goal Zero portable power pack and store power for your gear day or night.

A decade ago, most experts would have predicted that foreign aid, rather than venture capital, would play a central role in bringing power to sub-Saharan Africa. Off-Grid Electric has been funded by sources including Tesla and Paul Allen’s venture fund, Vulcan. Allen, one of the world’s richest men, is worth twenty billion dollars, or roughly half of the G.D.P. of Tanzania, a country of almost fifty-four million people. Should he be able to make yet more money off the electrification of African huts? There’s more than a whiff of colonialism about the rush of Westerners and Western money into Africa. As Attah, the young Ghanaian who helped found Farmerline, put it, “There are a lot of Ivy Leaguers coming to Africa to say, ‘I can solve this problem, snap, snap, snap.’ They’re doing good work, but little investment goes renewable energy community leaders who are doing the same work on the ground.”

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^ “Solar Photovoltaics Competing in the Energy Sector—On the road to competitiveness” (PDF). European Photovoltaic Industry Association. September 2011. p. 18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 February 2013.

En Erenovable tenemos muchos otros artículos acerca de la energía solar en general, y sobre los paneles solares en particular. ¿Estas pensando en poner alguno en tu casa o en la finca? Entonces no te pierdas los siguientes artículos.

La noción de energía renovable hace mención al tipo de energía que puede obtenerse de fuentes naturales virtualmente inagotables, ya que contienen una inmensa cantidad de energía o pueden regenerarse naturalmente.

The Japanese government through its Ministry of International Trade and Industry ran a successful programme of subsidies from 1994 to 2003. By the end of 2004, Japan led the world in installed PV capacity with over 1.1 GW.[82]

Desde 2010 se celebra una conferencia anual en Europa que reúne a productores, recicladores e investigadores para debatir el futuro del reciclaje de módulos fotovoltaicos. En 2012 tuvo lugar en Madrid.27​28​

El alto costo de desarrollo de los proyectos geotérmicos unido al riesgo existente en toda la etapa de exploración constituyen una barrera importante para la geotermia. El mejoramiento de las condiciones para el desarrollo de mercado de la energía geotérmica es una línea de trabajo prioritaria, y en el marco de ella se estableció el compromiso en la Agenda de Energía para implementar “esquemas para reducir el riesgo en la perforación de pozos profundos en la etapa de exploración geotérmica”.

    La electricidad que así se obtiene puede usarse de manera directa (por ejemplo para sacar agua de un pozo o para regar, mediante un motor eléctrico), o bien ser almacenada en acumuladores para usarse en las horas nocturnas. La electricidad fotovoltaica generada también se puede inyectar en la red general, obteniendo una buena rentabilidad económica, bien sea por medio de su autoconsumo o mediante su venta, ya que cada vez más países priman tanto a los pequeños como a los grandes productores de electricidad fotovoltaica, dado el beneficio que aporta para el medio ambiente.

No quiero ser catastrofista, creo que es lo que consigue que nadie crea en los supuestos cada vez más claros. Pero muchos pensaban que el puesto de trabajo que tenían era para siempre y la crisis económica los movió con una facilidad pasmosa. Del mismo modo, la búsqueda de justificaciones estúpidas que nos permitan ahorrar unos euros hoy, que resultarán en muchos más en pocos años, se debe a varios motivos desde mi punto de vista.

Al mismo tiempo, distintos desarrollos e investigaciones de universidades y centros educativos han permitido la creación de vehículos y embarcaciones marítimas impulsadas a través de energía solar. Uno de los principales inconvenientes de los paneles fotovoltaicos es el alto coste que implican, una característica que sin embargo poco a poco va cambiando.

Desde tu factura de electricidad, averigua cuántas horas en total de kilovatios (kWh) se utiliza en un mes y divide entre 30. Este es el promedio de uso diario de KWH. Divide entre el promedio de horas de pleno sol que recibe el panel solar por día. Puedes obtener esta información desde el siguiente enlace de calculadora de promedio solar. Multiplica el resultado por 1,15. Esto te dará el número de vatios que necesitas por día para generar el 100 por ciento de su poder. Si, por ejemplo, se utilizan 8 kWh por día y tienes un promedio de cuatro horas diarias de sol, podrás dividir 16 entre 4 y multiplicar por 1,15 o 4,6 KWH o 4600 watts. De los casos, por ejemplo U$S10 por solar panels estarás buscando un costo de U$S46.000 para un sistema de energía solar muy pequeño.

Todo lo que puedo decir en el poco tiempo que llevo en ella, es que he visto reducida mi factura de luz drasticamente, por poder contratar con ellos unas potencias bajas, que Endesa no me permitia reducir.

La energía es un recurso natural que puede aprovecharse industrialmente a partir de la aplicación de tecnología y de diversos recursos asociados. El concepto también permite nombrar a la capacidad de poner en movimiento o transformar algo.

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A linear concentrating collector power plant has a large number, or field, of collectors in parallel rows that are typically aligned in a north-south orientation to maximize solar energy collection. This configuration enables the mirrors to track the sun from east to west during the day and concentrate sunlight continuously onto the receiver tubes.

In the six months to July, Latin American cities reported having instigated $183m of renewable energy projects – less than Europe ($1.7bn) or Africa ($236m). Europe topped the list for projects open for investment, but laid claim to just 20% of the 101 cities to be predominantly powered by clean energy.

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^ Shilton A. N.; Powell N.; Mara D. D.; Craggs R. (2008). “Solar-powered aeration and disinfection, anaerobic co-digestion, biological CO(2) scrubbing and biofuel production: the energy and carbon management opportunities of waste stabilization ponds”. Water Sci. Technol. 58 (1): 253–8. doi:10.2166/wst.2008.666. PMID 18653962.

For merchant solar power stations, where the electricity is being sold into the electricity transmission network, the cost of solar energy will need to match the wholesale electricity price. This point is sometimes called ‘wholesale grid parity’ or ‘busbar parity’.[5]

“That’s to build up trust,” Fossouo said. He’d been providing a play-by-play throughout the hour-long sales call. “This customer is on a big fence,” he said. “He’s stuck in the trust place. And I’m pretty sure the decision-maker is over there washing the clothes anyway.” Fossouo was born in Cameroon and went to school in Paris. In his twenties, he spent seven summers in the U.S., selling books for Southwestern Publishing, a Nashville-based titan of door-to-door marketing. (Rick Perry is another company alum; so is Kenneth Starr.) “I did L.A. for years,” he told me. “ ‘Hi, my name is Max. I’m a crazy college student from France, and I’m helping families with their kids’ education. I’ve been talking to your neighbors A, B, and C, and I’d like to talk to you. Do you have a place where I can come in and sit down?’ ” All selling, he said, is the same: “It starts with a person understanding they have a problem. Someone might live in the dark but not understand that it’s a problem. So you have to show them. And then you have to create a sense of urgency to spend the money to solve the problem now.”

As shown, the oxygen radical may be delivered directly from a high-valent metal. Alternatively, the oxo species could be delivered from a multiply bonded metal–ligand species (61). This latter approach represents a paradigm shift in oxygen chemistry, because the strong metal–oxo double and triple bonds may be avoided, potentially lowering the activation barrier for oxygen atom delivery from a reactive multiply bonded metal–ligand center.

When I visited the Tanzanian headquarters of Off-Grid Electric, in the city of Arusha, the atmosphere was reminiscent of Palo Alto or Mountain View, with standing desks and glassed-in conference rooms for impromptu meetings. Erick Donasian, the company’s head of service in Tanzania, grew up in a powerless house three miles from the office and joined the company in 2013; he said that, along with his enthusiasm for the company’s goals, one attraction of working there is that it is far less formal than many Tanzanian businesses, where “you have to tuck your shirt in, which I hate the most.” Off-Grid’s Silicon Valley influence was clearest in the T-shirt Helgesen wore. It read “Make something people want,” and sported the logo for Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s most famous incubator, where Helgesen’s wife had recently developed a bartering app.

Mayor Miro Weinberger said to CDP that its shift to a diverse mix of biomass, hydro, wind and solar power had boosted the local economy, and encouraged other cities to follow suit. Across the US 58 towns and cities, including Atlanta and San Diego, have set a target of 100% renewable energy.

A common feature of RPS policies is a renewable electricity credit (REC) trading system that reduces the cost to comply with the RPS. A utility that generates more renewable electricity than the RPS requirement may either trade or sell RECs to other electricity suppliers who may not have enough RPS-eligible electricity to meet their RPS requirements. Some states make a certain number of credits available for sale. In general, only one entity—the generator or the REC holder—may take credit for the renewable attribute of generation from RPS-eligible sources. In addition to the cost control mechanism of a REC, many RPS programs have escape clauses if renewable generation exceeds a specified cost threshold.

Offshore Wind Energy. Wind turbines have been installed offshore a number of countries to harness the energy of the moving air over the oceans and convert it to electricity. Offshore winds tend to flow at higher sustained speeds than onshore winds, making turbines more efficient.

Micro-hydro configured into mini-grids also provide power. Over 44 million households use biogas made in household-scale digesters for lighting and/or cooking, and more than 166 million households rely on a new generation of more-efficient biomass cookstoves.[25] Clean liquid fuel sourced from renewable feedstocks are used for cooking and lighting in energy-poor areas of the developing world. Alcohol fuels (ethanol and methanol) can be produced sustainably from non-food sugary, starchy, and cellulostic feedstocks. Project Gaia, Inc. and CleanStar Mozambique are implementing clean cooking programs with liquid ethanol stoves in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Mozambique.[137]

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When those states need more electricity than they are producing, they pay California for the power. But California has excess power on a growing number of days when neighboring states don’t need it, so California has to pay them to take it. CAISO calls that “negative pricing.”

But on nice days with steady, abundant wind, he might shut down all his fast-response backup plants, even those normally reserved for responding to changes in demand. Under such circumstances, Jones can use the wind farms themselves to ensure that power supply matches demand: the output of a wind turbine can be changed almost instantly by angling the blades so they capture more or less wind. Computers at Xcel’s building in Denver tell wind farms how much power to produce, and automated controls coördinate hundreds of turbines, changing output minute by minute if needed.

Solar heating systems are a well known second-generation technology and generally consist of solar thermal collectors, a fluid system to move the heat from the collector to its point of usage, and a reservoir or tank for heat storage and subsequent use. The systems may be used to heat domestic hot water, swimming pool water, or for space heating.[17] The heat can also be used for industrial applications or as an energy input for other uses such as cooling equipment.[18] In many climates, a solar heating system can provide a very high percentage (50 to 75%) of domestic hot water energy. Energy received from the sun by the earth is that of electromagnetic radiation. Light ranges of visible, infrared, ultraviolet, x-rays, and radio waves received by the earth through solar energy. The highest power of radiation comes from visible light. Solar power is complicated due to changes in seasons and from day to night. Cloud cover can also add to complications of solar energy, and not all radiation from the sun reaches earth because it is absorbed and dispersed due to clouds and gases within the earth’s atmospheres.[19]

Solar is the Latin word for sun—a powerful source of energy that can be used to heat, cool, and light our homes and businesses. That’s because more energy from the sun falls on the earth in one hour than is used by everyone in the world in one year. A variety of technologies convert sunlight to usable energy for buildings. The most commonly used solar technologies for homes and businesses are solar water heating, passive solar design for space heating and cooling, and solar photovoltaics for electricity.

In 2001, worldwide primary energy consumption was 425 × 1018 J, which is an average energy consumption rate of 13.5 terawatt (TW) (1). Eight-six percent of this energy was obtained from fossil fuels, with roughly equal parts from oil, coal, and natural gas. Nuclear power accounted for ≈0.8 TW of primary (thermal) energy, and the remainder of the energy supply came mostly from unsustainable biomass, with a relatively small contribution from renewable sources (1).

In addition to making evolutionary changes to existing PV technologies, new materials for next-generation PVs are needed. Building upon the recent success in developing efficient molecular organic PVs and the recent advances in the controlled assembly of hybrid organic/inorganic nanostructures, organic and hybrid PV cells could possibly exceed 10% energy conversion efficiency, while offering a potentially inexpensive manufacturing paradigm (e.g., casting from emulsions, printing, and use of flexible substrates for production of large-area thin-film cells; ref. 14). To guide the PV nanostructure assembly, biologically derived and/or genetically engineered systems might be used to control the crystal structure, phase, orientation, and nanostructural regularity of inorganic materials. Genetically modified photosynthetic complexes from plants and bacteria can also convert incident light into photocurrent. Although the present energy conversion efficiencies of such systems are low, the projected maximum could be possibly as high as 10%. Finally, the Shockley–Queisser limit may be overcome by using multilayer junctions of semiconductor quantum dots, quantum wells and related nanostructures, and new inorganic materials and photoassemblies. Such materials could channel the excess energy of electron/hole pairs into photovoltages and photocurrents, with the design guided by a refined detailed understanding of photon absorption, charge creation, and charge separation processes.

Renewable energy resources exist over wide geographical areas, in contrast to other energy sources, which are concentrated in a limited number of countries. Rapid deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency is resulting in significant energy security, climate change mitigation, and economic benefits.[7] The results of a recent review of the literature[8] concluded that as greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters begin to be held liable for damages resulting from GHG emissions resulting in climate change, a high value for liability mitigation would provide powerful incentives for deployment of renewable energy technologies. In international public opinion surveys there is strong support for promoting renewable sources such as solar power and wind power.[9] At the national level, at least 30 nations around the world already have renewable energy contributing more than 20 percent of energy supply. National renewable energy markets are projected to continue to grow strongly in the coming decade and beyond.[10] Some places and at least two countries, Iceland and Norway generate all their electricity using renewable energy already, and many other countries have the set a goal to reach 100% renewable energy in the future. For example, in Denmark the government decided to switch the total energy supply (electricity, mobility and heating/cooling) to 100% renewable energy by 2050.[11]

In several countries with common carrier arrangements, electricity retailing arrangements make it possible for consumers to purchase green electricity (renewable electricity) from either their utility or a green power provider.

^ Stetz, T; Marten, F; Braun, M (2013). “Improved Low Voltage Grid-Integration of Photovoltaic Systems in Germany”. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. 4 (2): 534–542. doi:10.1109/TSTE.2012.2198925.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) urged the New Jersey Legislature to pass Senate Bill 877 to keep the state’s solar industry growing and maintain the more than 7,100 solar jobs in one of the largest solar markets in the U.S.  

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The New Zealand Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment found that the solar PV would have little impact on the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. The country already generates 80 percent of its electricity from renewable resources (primarily hydroelectricity and geothermal) and national electricity usage peaks on winter evenings whereas solar generation peaks on summer afternoons, meaning a large uptake of solar PV would end up displacing other renewable generators before fossil-fueled power plants.[107]

It’s worse than that, though. Solar https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=A9vEV2JF-oc peaks at midday, which means it is strongest close to the point of highest electricity use — “peak load.” Problem is, providing power to meet peak load is where utilities make a huge chunk of their money. Peak power is the most expensive power. So when solar panels provide peak power, they aren’t just reducing demand, they’re reducing demand for the utilities’ most valuable product.

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in harmonizing the disparate estimates of life-cycle GHG emissions for solar PV, found that the most critical parameter was the solar insolation of the site: GHG emissions factors for PV solar are inversely proportional to insolation.[105] For a site with insolation of 1700 kWh/m2/year, typical of southern Europe, NREL researchers estimated GHG emissions of 45 gCO2e/kWh. Using the same assumptions, at Phoenix, USA, with insolation of 2400 kWh/m2/year, the GHG emissions factor would be reduced to 32 g of CO2e/kWh.[106]

Batteries were usually only used in stand alone power systems – such as a rooftop solar power system or wind turbine system – however, stand alone power systems can be designed to run without battery backup.

Many national, state, and local governments have also created green banks. A green bank is a quasi-public financial institution that uses public capital to leverage private investment in clean energy technologies.[141] Green banks use a variety of financial tools to bridge market gaps that hinder the deployment of clean energy.

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Energy technologies receive government subsidies. In 2013, federal government energy-specific subsidies and supports for renewables, fossil fuels, and nuclear power were $15.043 billion, $3.431 billion and $1.66 billion respectively. The subsidies and supports specific to electricity production amount to $11.678 billion, $1.591 billion and $1.66 billion respectively.[32] All but a few U.S. states now have incentives in place to promote renewable energy, while more than a dozen have enacted new renewable energy laws in recent years.[when?][22] Renewable energy suffered a political setback in the United States in September 2011 with the bankruptcy of Solyndra, a company that had received a $535 million federal loan guarantee.[88][89]

A decade ago, most experts would have predicted that foreign aid, rather than venture capital, would play a central role in bringing power to sub-Saharan Africa. Off-Grid Electric has been funded by sources including Tesla and Paul Allen’s venture fund, Vulcan. Allen, one of the world’s richest men, is worth twenty billion dollars, or roughly half of the G.D.P. of Tanzania, a country of almost fifty-four million people. Should he be able to make yet more money off the electrification of African huts? There’s more than a whiff of colonialism about the rush of Westerners and Western money into Africa. As Attah, the young Ghanaian who helped found Farmerline, put it, “There are a lot of Ivy Leaguers coming to Africa to say, ‘I can solve this problem, snap, snap, snap.’ They’re doing good work, but little investment goes to community leaders who are doing the same work on the ground.”

In 2011, the International Energy Agency said that “the development of affordable, inexhaustible and clean solar energy technologies will have huge longer-term benefits. It will increase countries’ energy security through reliance on an indigenous, inexhaustible and mostly import-independent resource, enhance sustainability, reduce pollution, lower the costs of mitigating climate change, and keep fossil fuel prices lower than otherwise. These advantages are global. Hence the additional costs of the incentives for early deployment should be considered learning investments; they must be wisely spent and need to be widely shared”.[48] Italy has the largest proportion of solar electricity in the world, in 2015 solar supplied 7.8% of electricity demand in Italy.[53] In 2016, after another year of rapid growth, solar generated 1.3% of global power.[54]

As of 2007, the total installed capacity of solar hot water systems was approximately 154 thermal gigawatt (GWth).[25] China is the world leader in their deployment with 70 GWth installed as of 2006 and a long-term goal of 210 GWth by 2020.[26] Israel and Cyprus are the per capita leaders in the use of solar hot water systems with over 90% of homes using them.[27] In the United States, Canada, and Australia, heating swimming pools is the dominant application of solar hot water with an installed capacity of 18 GWth as of 2005.[19]

Solar cells can be used to generate electricity from sunlight. It is a device that converts light energy into electrical energy. Sometimes the term solar cell is reserved for devices intended specifically to capture energy from sunlight, while the term photovoltaic cell is used when the light source is unspecified.

Currently, flying manned electric aircraft are mostly experimental demonstrators, though many small unmanned aerial vehicles are powered by batteries. Electrically powered model aircraft have been flown since the 1970s, with one report in 1957.[184][185] The first man-carrying electrically powered flights were made in 1973.[186] Between 2015-2016, a manned, solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, completed a circumnavigation of the Earth.[187]

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In conclusion, I would say that however great the scientific importance of this discovery may be, its practical value will be no less obvious when we reflect that the supply of solar energy is both without limit and without cost, and that it will continue to pour down upon us for countless ages after all the coal deposits of the earth have been exhausted and forgotten.[35]

WPA has focused on states with strong potential for wind energy generation but with few operational projects. WPA provides information about the challenges, benefits, and impacts of wind technology implementation.

^ National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2 March 2007). “Research Advantages: Cellulosic Ethanol” (PDF). National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012.

For the moment, though, a workable fan would be nice. “We’d always thought a fan would take too much power for the current systems we’re selling,” Hughes said. “But the people in Ivory Coast were so insistent that we went back and looked at it.” Because of the emerging market for super-efficient appliances, in the U.S. and elsewhere, some manufacturers had a product that, as long as you kept it set to medium, drew only eight and a half watts. (The standard incandescent light bulb that hung in American hallways for generations drew sixty.) “We’ve told the manufacturer to eliminate the high-speed option,” Hughes said. “Now medium is high. And in our tests people are satisfied with the air speed. But they say the battery tends to run out at 3 or 4 A.M., and they typically https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=1oZ1h-OfZG4 till 6 A.M. So it’s not perfect, but it’s getting there.” ♦

Photovoltaic power plants use very little water for operations. Life-cycle water consumption for utility-scale operations is estimated to be 12 gallons per megawatt-hour for flat-panel PV solar. Only wind power, which consumes essentially no water during operations, has a lower water consumption intensity.[114]

Make sure you know what types of energy are renewable [renewable: A resource which is generated from sources which are not finite or exhaustible. For example, wave power, wind power, solar power or geothermal energy are renewable energy sources. ] and non-renewable [non-renewable: A resource that cannot be replaced when it is used up, such as oil, natural gas or coal. ]. It is important to remember that biomass and wood are only renewable if the trees and crops are replanted. Many people fall into the trap of thinking that bio means renewable – it doesn’t!

In 2007, the US Congress directed the Department of Energy to report on ways to reduce water consumption by CSP. The subsequent report noted that dry cooling technology was available that, although more expensive to build and operate, could reduce water consumption by CSP by 91 to 95 percent. A hybrid wet/dry cooling system could reduce water consumption by 32 to 58 percent.[118] A 2015 report by NREL noted that of the 24 operating CSP power plants in the US, 4 used dry cooling systems. The four dry-cooled systems were the three power plants at the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility near Barstow, California, and the Genesis Solar Energy Project in Riverside County, California. Of 15 CSP projects under construction or development in the US as of March 2015, 6 were wet systems, 7 were dry systems, 1 hybrid, and 1 unspecified.

Yes, we could incorporate battery technology such as Tesla’s Power Cells or the 50 MW hybrid peaker plant system that installed this past April, but Brown thinks there might be an easier, less expensive alternative. “Storage is probably not the first option you want to talk about when you discuss grid integration just because batteries are still pretty expensive compared to other technologies,” he said. Instead, Brown suggested methods such as pre-cooling buildings during times of low demand so as to not place additional strain on the grid during peak hours, or increasing grid flexibility — that is, increasing the ability to pass power around without congesting transmission lines.

Hydrogen production technologies have been a significant area of solar chemical research since the 1970s. Aside from electrolysis driven by photovoltaic or photochemical cells, several thermochemical processes have also been explored. One such route uses concentrators to split water into oxygen and hydrogen at high temperatures (2,300–2,600 °C or 4,200–4,700 °F).[98] Another approach uses the heat from solar concentrators to drive the steam reformation of natural gas thereby increasing the overall hydrogen yield compared to conventional reforming methods.[99] Thermochemical cycles characterized by the decomposition and regeneration of reactants present another avenue for hydrogen production. The Solzinc process under development at the Weizmann Institute of Science uses a 1 MW solar furnace to decompose zinc oxide (ZnO) at temperatures above 1,200 °C (2,200 °F). This initial reaction produces pure zinc, which can subsequently be reacted with water to produce hydrogen.[100]

The EPA named the top 20 partners in its Green Power Partnership that are generating their own renewable energy on-site. Combined, they generate more than 736 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy on-site each year, enough to power more than 61,000 average U.S. homes.[104]

Thermal storage technologies allow heat or cold to be stored for periods of time ranging from hours or overnight to interseasonal, and can involve storage of sensible energy (i.e. by changing the temperature of a medium) or latent energy (i.e. through phase changes of a medium, such between water and slush or ice). Short-term thermal storages can be used for peak-shaving in district heating or electrical distribution systems. Kinds of renewable or alternative energy sources that can be enabled include natural energy (e.g. collected via solar-thermal collectors, or dry cooling towers used to collect winter’s cold), waste energy (e.g. from HVAC equipment, industrial processes or power plants), or surplus energy (e.g. as seasonally from hydropower projects or intermittently from wind farms). The Drake Landing Solar Community (Alberta, Canada) is illustrative. borehole thermal energy storage allows the community to get 97% of its year-round heat from solar collectors on the garage roofs, which most of the heat collected in summer.[53][54] Types of storages for sensible energy include insulated tanks, borehole clusters in substrates ranging from gravel to bedrock, deep aquifers, or shallow lined pits that are insulated on top. Some types of storage are capable of storing heat or cold between opposing seasons (particularly if very large), and some storage applications require inclusion of a heat pump. Latent heat is typically stored in ice tanks or what are called phase-change materials (PCMs).