Solar Highs at Altitude

Posted by Katie M. on October 14, 2011 | Comment-bubble
Category: Solar Blog

A Science Daily report that came out this week reported that researchers whose study was published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology ran the numbers on regions around the globe to see where might be the best place to generate renewable solar energy. They used a technique that accounts for the way that temperature can affect solar sells, and came up with some interesting findings. Namely: many cold regions at high elevations get loads of sunlight—places in the Andes, the Himalayas, and even Antarctica.

Unless you have some alpine real estate, this news probably won’t affect you directly, but it’s still interesting to know about the ongoing research related to ways to make solar energy more commonplace across countries, geographies, and climates.

You can read more about the news in the original article at Science Daily here.

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