Solar Film Could Power Planes

A technology developed to make see-through glass a solar cell could be used on aircraft

SolarWindow would provide supplementary power production, potentially reducing the size and weight of ancillary power systems aboard commercial airliners or power lightweight emergency equipment for downed pilots (that are presumably in need of a rescue or in an unfriendly place). This might be something that Boeing should consider in light of exploding batteries – if the engineering and regulations permit.Its at least currently more practical than planes that are entirely solar powered . Unlike traditional PV, New Energys SolarWindowcoatings produce electricity from both natural sunlight and artificial light sources, and the system continues to produce power in low-light or shaded conditions, explained Dr. Scott Hammond, principal scientist of New Energy Technologies. New Energy debuted a prototype of its SolarWindow technology in 2010.
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Duke Energy begins expansion of its Beaufort County solar project

Sources added, “Individual non-residential rooftop PV system capacity will be limited to generate up to the maximum of 6% of the consumer’s previous year’s energy consumption, up to the maximum installed capacity of 100 KW. All rooftop PV systems shall have a single bi-directional meter to measure the import and export of electricity. According to the proposed policy, power companies will charge the consumer on the ‘net’ consumption of electricity at the end of the billing cycle. In case a consumer is a net generator at the end of the billing cycle, the company will not be liable to pay to the consumer for any excess energy fed into the grid.” Channel partners, selected by ministry of new and renewable energy, will be the contact point between the government agencies and customers. While the Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) will facilitate the channel partners in claiming the subsidy, all the applications will be routed through it to any avoid duplication of benefits. For base calculation, 1 KW of solar PV installation will cost Rs 80,000 to 90,000 and generate 4 to 4.5 units per day.
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Rooftop solar panels to help slash power bills

Since 2007, Duke Energy has invested more than $3 billion to grow its commercial wind and solar business. About Duke Energy Renewables Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy’s Commercial Businesses, is a leader in developing innovative wind and solar energy generation projects for customers throughout the United States. The company’s growing portfolio of commercial renewable assets includes 15 wind farms and 15 solar farms in operation in twelve states, totaling more than 1,700 megawatts in electric-generating capacity. Learn more at Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.
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