Tag Archives: photovoltaics

making electricity out of sand: a short history of solar PV technology

To wrap up the series on solar PV, here’s a rundown of the science, brought to you by Alvaro. See this article¬†if you’re looking for a practical introduction to solar PV.   In 1839, at age 19, a French physicist … Continue reading

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Partial shading is worse than it sounds.

This post addresses a problem specific to solar PV modules that use¬†string_inverters, which are the most common kinds of inverters. For an introduction to solar PV technology, see my previous post.   Every manufacturer will tell you to avoid obstructions … Continue reading

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