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Disposal of photovoltaic panels. Where to throw the photovoltaic when it wears out? Check the cost of disposal

Disposing of worn or damaged solar panels is not complicated at all. The Polish law on e-waste also includes photovoltaics, and companies that recycle panels already work in our country. Check the disposal costs and how it is carried out. Content Solar panels, like any other item, wear out over time. Photovoltaic manufacturers usually state that its service life is 25–30 years. This does not mean that the panels simply stop working later – research shows that today’s photovoltaic devices can work for up to 50 years. However, it is…

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Photovoltaic turns off for no reason? We know why it does this and how to fix the problem with photovoltaic panels

Today, photovoltaic devices can be found on the roofs of many Polish houses. Relatively often, owners of photovoltaic panels complain that the installation shuts down automatically. Fortunately, the cause of the problem is known, and the solution is often just a short call away. Content The automatic shutdown of photovoltaics most often occurs on sunny days, when the installation should work best. As experts from Columbus Energy SA explain, the reason is prosaic – mains voltage too high. When the energy generated by the panels is not used regularly, its…

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Have you used “My Stream” 4.0? The call for funding applications has been extended. PLN 274 million for photovoltaic systems is still available

The budget of the “My Current” 4.0 program was used in only 22 percent. This means that up to HRK 20.5 thousand can still be applied for. PLN for photovoltaics and related devices (eg energy storage). Moreover, the deadline for submitting applications has been extended until March 31, 2023. Thanks to this, more people have the opportunity to receive funding, for example for photovoltaic panels. Content As part of the “My electricity” 4.0 program, you can get high financial resources for the purchase and installation of photovoltaics, as well as…

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Perovskite photovoltaic cells in space probes? Only one change is needed to make it possible

Advanced Energy Materials publishes a scientific paper written by an international team of researchers led by engineers from the University of Surrey, UK. In it, they present a slight modification in the structure of inverted perovskite solar cells (IPSCs), which will allow the release of unprecedented potential in this material. Read also: Perovskite cells are still hard to crack, so machines will do the work for us Perovskites in photovoltaic cells are synthetic materials whose name refers only to a group of naturally occurring minerals. Perovskite photovoltaic cells have a…

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Photovoltaics will also pay off for a small housing cooperative. How can apartment owners benefit from installing photovoltaic panels?

Photovoltaics can be installed not only on family houses, but also on the roofs of blocks of flats or apartment buildings. As practice shows, housing associations and cooperatives that decide to invest in photovoltaic panels can save hundreds of thousands of zlotys per year. For residents, this means lower rent. Content The entity that produces energy from photovoltaics – that is, the consumer can be a natural person, housing association and cooperative. Before the amendments to the Law on RES, cooperatives and communities could only produce electricity for the needs…

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Transparent, flexible and easier to build. Organic photovoltaic cells need to come out of the shadows

Organic photovoltaic cells are made of organic compounds, including carbon. Their structure is based on semiconductors directly deposited on the carrier film. Therefore, this type of connection can be very flexible, even flexible. Read also: Will solar cells be even better? All this thanks to an innovative microscope An additional advantage of organic photovoltaic cells, besides the very simple structure, is the fact that they can be almost completely transparent. This creates many possibilities where they can be used (eg on window panes). In highly urbanized areas, where every square…

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Are photovoltaic panels waiting for a revolution? Scientists mess with crystal phases

Innovative photovoltaic panels are getting closer Thanks to the crystalline phases of the materials, scientists have developed a new concept for creating heterojunctions for solar cells. Heterojunctions are unique cell components that facilitate the process of converting sunlight into electricity. As solar cells absorb sunlight, charge carrier pairs are generated, which must then be directed to opposite sides of the photovoltaic diode to generate an electric current. Heterojunctions, which are present in organic and silicon solar cells, help in this process, albeit in a different nature. Read also: The Chinese…

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Brussels accelerates its own consumption, but leaves out most of the photovoltaic energy

A temporary emergency regulation designed by the European Commission to tackle the blockage in the implementation of renewable energy sources greeted with skepticism in the Spanish photovoltaic sector. He believes that the technical limitations of the text favor self-consumption projects and solar panels on roofs at the expense of large projects on rustic and natural land, which must follow their usual procedures. The proposal of the Commission, which will be valid for one year, passes to declare all projects of new plants for renewable energy sources of higher public interest.…

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X Elio loses its lawsuit against Crédit Agricola over a photovoltaic plan with Seat

The end of the judicial conflict which X Elio brought against one of its parent investment banks, Agricultural loan. The energy company has exhausted all court instances against the French entity, after launching a fight for premature cancellation of approved credit lines in 2019 for approximately €24 million to finance the photovoltaic plan at Seat in Barcelona and the subsequent payment of a break clause. The interpretation of the contract brought the parties into conflict and it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that the Supreme Court fully disposed of…

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The scourge of theft of fuel, photovoltaic panels and heat pumps. Can you insure against it? What should the policy contain?

The number of burglaries is increasing. In some regions in the first half of 2022, there were as many as 30%. more. This year, criminals are after expensive fuels, photovoltaic installations and heat pumps. All this because of their popularity and high price. The more thefts, the higher the property insurance prices. Content Recently, the police have been reporting more and more frequent thefts of fuel. The stated situation is undoubtedly influenced by very high purchase prices and a lack of supply. Heating materials, such as coal or wood, can…

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