Solar technology breakthroughs on the horizon

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solar technology is being developed by traditional industries, too

Solar technology is constantly improving as scientist in the lab make new discoveries that are making solar energy more cost effective.

Here are some examples of solar technology developments that are moving us toward making clean, renewable energy available to help more homeowners and businesses lower their electric bills.

Batteries are one of the keys to making solar more practical and more reliable for residential consumers and businesses, too. Scientists in university labs are working toward finding new technologies that will be more efficient than the lithium ion batteries that are currently used.

Materials scientists are working on ideals that seem like science fiction today but may be developed into usable technology soon. One example is the concept of the thermal battery. A recently discovered material can hold energy at an extremely high ratio to it’s weight. The energy is then released slowly when triggered.

An even more promising development, car manufacturers are leveraging their expertise in developing battery systems to bring new solar battery storage solutions to market.

Tesla was the first car manufacturer to move into the power storage system, with the roll-out of the PowerWall in 2015. In 2016, the company developed PowerWall 2, which allows consumers a high degree of flexibility and customization in managing their energy usage.

Quickly following their lead, Daimler (the German automotive group that manufactures Mercedes Benz) now manufactures batteries that will store energy generated by solar panels and wind turbines, too. Their system is suitable for residential customers and can be scaled for commercial use, too.

Since 2015, Renault has been involved in projects to improve the energy storage systems used in their electric vehicles and

Now, Nissan is developing a home solar energy storage system that will recycle batteries used in their electric car, the Nissan Leaf. They system consist of solar panels plus batteries aimed at offering consumers an integrated system to help them take control of their home energy.

The entry of car manufactures into the solar storage business is an outstanding example of how traditional industries are using their  deep experience and expertise to develop technologies and products that support renewable energy.

More efficient and cost effective solar storage option are on the horizon so that more consumers and businesses can take advantage of the benefits of solar energy.

Schedule a consultation with Go Pro Solar to find out how to take advantage of the benefits available to you by going solar.

Solar technology is constantly improving as scientist in the lab make new discoveries that are making solar energy more cost effective.

Here are just three technology breakthroughs that are moving us toward making clean, renewable energy available to help more homeowners and businesses lower their electric bills.

Batteries are one of the keys to making solar more practical and more reliable for residential consumers and businesses, too. Scientists in university labs are working toward finding new technologies that will be more efficient than the lithium ion batteries that are currently used.

Materials scientists are working on ideals that seem like science fiction today but may be developed into usable technology soon. One example is the concept of the thermal battery. A recently discovered material can hold energy at an extremely high ratio to it’s weight. The energy is then released slowly when triggered.

An even more promising development, car manufacturers are leveraging their expertise in developing battery systems to bring new solar battery storage solutions to market.

Tesla was the first car manufacturer to move into the power storage system, with the roll-out of the PowerWall in 2015. In 2016, the company developed PowerWall 2, which allows consumers a high degree of flexibility and customization in managing their energy usage.

Quickly following their lead, Daimler (the German automotive group that manufactures Mercedes Benz) now manufactures batteries that will store energy generated by solar panels and wind turbines, too. Their system is suitable for residential customers and can be scaled for commercial use, too.

Since 2015, Renault has been involved in projects to improve the energy storage systems used in their electric vehicles and to give them a second life as solar storage devices.

Now, Nissan is developing a home solar energy storage system that will recycle batteries used in their electric car, the Nissan Leaf. They system consist of solar panels plus batteries aimed at offering consumers an integrated system to help them take control of their home energy.

The entry of car manufactures into the solar storage business is an outstanding example of how traditional industries are using their  deep experience and expertise to develop technologies and products that support renewable energy.

More efficient and cost effective solar storage option are on the horizon so that more consumers and businesses can take advantage of the benefits of solar energy.

Schedule a consultation with Go Pro Solar to find out how to take advantage of the benefits available to you by going solar.

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