About Auther:

Shailesh is post graduate in Environment Management from Forest Research Institute (FRI) University, Dehradun, India. Presently he is working in the areas of Environmental and Renewable Energy Advisory Services. He has started GreenCleanGuide.com during his college days.

Solar pannels and mounting structure at rooftop

Ten Important Developments of Cleantech Sector in Year 2013

The year gone by saw significant progress in the areas of renewable energy and clean technologies. Progress was not just about laboratory successes but also about financing and commercialization. These technologies are moving beyond dependence on Government support – many of them are commercially viable long term investments. This article shows ten most noteworthy developments…

Solar photovoltaic

Researchers find an easy way to increase solar cell efficiency by over 30 percent

Researchers have stumbled upon a new discovery that could revolutionize the solar cell industry. It is an easy method that simply modifies the molecular structure of a polymer commonly used in solar cells This can increase solar cell efficiency by over 30 percent. Polymer-based solar cells have two domains, consisting of an electron acceptor and…

Solar pannels and mounting structure at rooftop

Hybrid and Organic Solar Cells- An exciting Possibility

At present solar cells suffer from drawbacks such as low efficiencies and high costs. Green Clean Guide’s (GCG’s) editor managed to strike a conversation with a solar cell researcher who is presently working on hybrid solar cells. Following is the transcript of the conversation- Organic solar cell is a relatively new concept, two organic media…

Stirling Solar Dish

Clique Solar’s patented ARUN® 100 solar concentrator system wins Intersolar Award 2013

Clique Solar’s patented ARUN® 100 solar concentrator system has won the prestigious Intersolar Award 2013 at Intersolar Europe under the “Solar Thermal Technologies” category. The two-axis dish concentrator Arun 100 produces water or steam of up to 250°C. This is made possible by a fresnel parabolic solar concentrator system with a point focus measuring more…

How grid interactive roof top solar PV systems work?

Many countries in the world are using conventional energy sources to fulfill their electricity requirements. Conventional power generation involves burning of fossil fuels that releases Greenhouse gases (GHGs) resulting in global warming and climate change.  Growing concern about climate change, countries around the world are searching for best alternative to fossil fuels. Renewable energy is…

Solar technologies- way forward

Continued from part 8 (This is a series of articles on the various technologies that can be employed to trap the sun’s energy. This is the 9th and final part of the series.) Concentrated solar power has the inherent advantage that comes with solar power utilization- that of providing a cleaner source of power with…

Solar Pond

Continued from part 7 (This is a series of articles on the various technologies that can be employed to trap the sun’s energy. This is the 8th part of the series.) A solar pond is also another type of solar collector which is used for applications where large temperatures are not necessary. It may be…

Solar Power Tower

Continued from part 6 (This is a series of articles on the various technologies that can be employed to trap the sun’s energy. This is the 7th part of the series.) A solar power tower is also called as a ‘Central Tower’ or ‘Heliostat’ power plants. It is basically a kind of solar operated plant…