How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

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Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

Post by LockH » May 06, 2017 12:10 pm

This Week in Solar:
https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/05/ ... solar.aspx

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This Week in Solar
Earnings season began, and Florida may have taken a big step toward a brighter solar future.
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May 5, 2017 at 4:35PM

Earnings season started this week for the solar industry, and the first two reports, from First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), gave some interesting insights into where the industry is headed. First Solar, for one, seems to be very bullish, while Tesla doesn't quite know what it's doing in solar at the moment.

There were also some positive policy news items and some important data points from Asia's solar industry. Here are the highlights of the week.
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Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

Post by LockH » May 10, 2017 8:48 pm

Tesla takes orders for solar roof tiles:
https://seekingalpha.com/news/3265631-t ... 5a61fbecf0

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"Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) solar glass roof orders open this afternoon. I think it will be great. More in about 10 hours..." Elon Musk tweeted overnight.
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Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

Post by AF7JA » May 11, 2017 12:08 pm

I bought some First Solar with my tax return this year. They still aren't up to the price I paid for them.

Obviously, that is a very short term. I am still holding in hopes of seeing them go up.

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Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

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^^ G'Luck. Hopefully ya "bought low"... :)
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Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

Post by LockH » May 13, 2017 10:55 pm

These Solar Panel Blinds Will Power Your Ebike and Reduce Your Electric Bill By 70%:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/b170c322-b ... -will.html

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Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

Post by LockH » May 21, 2017 2:44 pm

These game-changing solar panels are cheap and can be printed:
http://mashable.com/2017/05/19/printed- ... 8hbdzfVqq1

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Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

Post by LockH » May 25, 2017 11:43 am

India cancels plans for huge coal power stations as solar energy prices hit record low
("'India’s solar tariffs have literally been free falling in recent months'"):
http://www.independent.co.uk/environmen ... 51916.html

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India has cancelled plans to build nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations – about the same as the total amount in the UK – with the price for solar electricity “free falling” to levels once considered impossible.

Analyst Tim Buckley said the shift away from the dirtiest fossil fuel and towards solar in India would have “profound” implications on global energy markets.

According to his article on the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis’s website, 13.7GW of planned coal power projects have been cancelled so far this month – in a stark indication of the pace of change.
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Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

Post by LockH » May 27, 2017 1:28 am

Solar Powered Electric bike:


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We have successfully develop solar power bike for commercial production
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Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

Post by LockH » May 31, 2017 9:44 pm

Renewable energy generation in the US dramatically exceeds 2012 predictions:
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/05 ... edictions/

Includes:
According to the EIA, renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and geothermal power accounted for 10.68 percent of total electricity generation in the first quarter of 2017. If you include electricity from conventional hydroelectric plants, renewables made up nearly a fifth of total electricity generation—as much as 19.35 percent.
... and:
The renewable energy numbers for the first quarter of 2017 include about 4.786 TWh of residential and small-scale solar electricity, as well as 9.2 TWh of utility-grade solar electricity. In the previous year's first quarter, utility-grade solar generated only 6.67 TWh of electricity, meaning utility-grade solar electricity generation increased 38.5 percent year over year.
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Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

Post by LockH » May 31, 2017 9:52 pm

New global solar energy this year could surpass 2016's record:
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/global-solar- ... 00851.html

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LONDON (Reuters) - New global solar capacity will continue to grow this year, after lower costs drove it to record levels in 2016, and could surpass 80 gigawatts (GW), Europe's solar industry forecast on Tuesday.

Solar photovoltaic (PV) module prices have fallen 80 percent since 2009 as capacity has risen and technologies improved.

And a record 76.6 GW of new solar capacity was installed and connected to the grid last year, 50 percent up on 2015, solar power association SolarPower Europe said in a report.
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Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

Post by LockH » Jun 11, 2017 5:18 pm

Ooops...Breaking: American Solar Direct Files for Bankruptcy:
http://www.triplepundit.com/2017/06/dem ... ankruptcy/

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Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

Post by LockH » Jun 18, 2017 7:39 am

(ES Search found 16 matches: +bismuth)

Applied Physics Letters has published a new paper "Bi-enhanced N incorporation in GaAsNBi alloys":
http://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.4984227

Translation? In International Business Times Solar Energy: New Alloy Material Could Double The Efficiency Of Solar Panels
http://www.ibtimes.com/solar-energy-new ... ls-2553340

"The alloy is designed to capture the near infrared light that is on the edge of the visible light spectrum"

... and:
Current solar panels allow light to slip through the cracks because solar cells don’t have a layer of an alloy that is sensitive enough to infrared light to capture the particles. The hope is that this new alloy, designed at the University of Michigan, will change that and be able to offer an efficient, cost effective and durable way to harness that energy currently going to waste.
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Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

Post by LockH » Jun 25, 2017 1:55 pm

Future Energy: China leads world in solar power production:
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40341833

Includes:
Within China, distributed generation is growing at an extraordinary rate, driven in large part by farmers who use the panels to power agricultural equipment that might not be connected to the grid.
... and:
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the country installed more than 34 gigawatts of solar capacity in 2016 - more than double the figure for the US and nearly half of the total added capacity worldwide that year.

Early figures for 2017 show China has added another eight gigawatts in the first quarter alone.
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Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

Post by LockH » Aug 18, 2017 1:47 pm

Shop at one of 50 Home Depot stores?

Home Depot selects GE, Tesla for solar-powered stores:
https://seekingalpha.com/news/3290326-h ... 5a61fbecf0

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Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

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Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

Post by LockH » Sep 03, 2017 9:59 am

NREL, Swiss scientists create silicon-based multijunction solar cells that reach nearly 36% efficiency :
http://ecotopical.com/green-car-congres ... -efficien/

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have created tandem solar cells with record efficiencies of converting sunlight into electricity under 1-sun illumination. Their paper appears in the new issue of Nature Energy.

In testing silicon-based multijunction solar cells, the researchers found that the highest dual-junction efficiency (32.8%) came from a tandem cell that stacked a layer of gallium arsenide (GaAs) developed by NREL atop a film of crystalline silicon developed by CSEM. An efficiency of 32.5% was achieved using a gallium indium phosphide (GaInP) top cell, which is a similar structure to the previous record efficiency of 29.8% announced in January 2016. A third cell, consisting of a GaInP/GaAs tandem cell stacked on a silicon bottom cell, reached a triple-junction efficiency of 35.9%—just 2% below the overall triple-junction record.

The existing photovoltaics market is dominated by modules made of single-junction silicon solar cells, with efficiencies between 17% and 24%.
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Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

Post by LockH » Sep 04, 2017 10:33 am

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Stanford toughens up cheap solar cells by mimicking insect eyes
("The cells are made of a mineral cheaper than but as efficient as silicon."):
https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/04/sta ... sect-eyes/

Starts:
While silicon solar panels are already providing electricity for a lot of homes and buildings, it doesn't mean researchers have stopped looking for better and cheaper alternatives. Case in point, a team of Stanford scientists working to make a cheaper photovoltaic mineral called perovskite a viable option for people who want to shift to solar. Perovskites are as efficient as silicon solar cells when it comes to converting sunlight into energy, but they're fragile and can deteriorate easily when exposed to the elements. The team had to find a way to make them more durable -- and they've found inspiration in the compound eyes of insects.
(ESB "Search found 13 matches: +Perovskite")

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Continues:
Their solution involves encapsulating perovskite microcells in a hexagon-shaped epoxy resin scaffold that measures 0.02 inches wide. They then put hundreds of those together like a honeycomb to mimic the compound eye of a fly. The study's co-lead author Nicholas Rolston says the scaffold wall protects the fragile minerals, especially since epoxy resin is "resilient to mechanical stresses."
... and ends:
To find out if their creation works, they tested their design by exposing it to temperatures that reached 185 degrees F and 85 percent relative humidity for six weeks. They found that the insect eye-inspired panel survived those harsh conditions while still generating electricity "at relatively high rates of efficiency." Despite their success, the researchers believe they can still boost the cells' efficiency. They're now looking for ways to be able to direct more light reflected by the scaffold into the perovskite-flled center of each cell.
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Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

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I see Niall in Raglan NZ has been keeping busy... Solar Electric Bike Charging Part 3:


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Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

Post by LockH » Dec 05, 2017 10:55 pm

Hehe... News from the Netherlands via south Korea...

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Yonhap is largest news agency in South Korea . It is a semi-public company based in Seoul. It mainly provides the various South Korean media with dispatches, articles and photographs. Yonhap also has a television channel specializing in continuous news, and a company of statistics and financial information.
(Yonhap Feature) In going solar, Dutch bets on high-tech bicycle road :
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/20 ... 00315.html

Starts:
KROMMENIE, Netherlands, Dec. 6 (Yonhap) -- Traffic is busy on a cycle lane on a rainy afternoon, as students ride their bikes home from school. As the road gets quiet, Stan Klerks, an engineer, kneels down to check the wear and tear on the road with his fingers as part of maintenance.

On the surface, there is nothing particular about this bicycle road in Krommenie, a town on the outskirts of Amsterdam. But a closer observation shows that it houses cutting-edge solar technology, a 70-meter-long custom-built solar module placed underneath a layer of 1-centimeter-thick hardened glass.

The lane, named the SolaRoad, is a test project launched in 2014 by the nonprofit Dutch science institute TNO, together with a consortium of energy and tech companies, and the provincial government of North Holland.
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