Four Superior Solar Innovations
The energy industry is in a constant state of change and innovation as more consumers, governments, and energy industry stakeholders continue to prioritize clean energy initiatives. New technology is going to play a major role in not only reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but redefining what it means to embrace renewable energy.
Renewable energy is shaping how companies operate their energy management systems and a push towards clean power generation and sustainability has led to the development of some interesting innovations, especially when it comes to solar energy. Once known as an alternative, the renewable energy technologies of today are at the forefront of many energy management programs. And while solar power is nothing new, the way solar energy is being harnessed and potentially used in this day and age is nothing short of incredible.
This year has seen the development of solar skin, an aesthetic enhancement that allows solar panels to have a customized look. Pioneered by Sistine Solar, this innovation comes in response to many homeowners’ adverse reactions to solar panels as a visually unappealing home addition. Now, it’s possible for solar panels to match the appearance of a roof without interfering with panel efficiency or production.
Solar Paneled Roads
Just last summer PV technology allowed for the testing of solar powered roads using the sidewalks along Route 66 as the testing location. This solar powered pavement tech has the ability to generate clean energy and also include LED bulbs that light the road at night and have the thermal heating capacity to melt the snow during winter! The next step following testing is to install these solar roadways on designated segments along Route 66 and watch the real magic happen.
Super Solar Windows
These are regular-looking windows that could generate 50 times more electricity that today’s PV panels. Solar Window Technologies says its windows on a 50-story skyscraper could generate enough to power 130 homes annually. The idea is based on liquid coatings for glass and plastic with tiny solar cells that group together as arrays, turning entire buildings into vertical power generators.
Gaining attention and notoriety in U.S. markets, off-grid solar and solar plus storage, such as the industry-leading Tesla Powerwall is seriously changing the energy storage game. The Powerwall, a rechargeable lithium ion battery product, is certainly the most popular solar battery, offering a version for residential use and commercial use. Be on the lookout for Powerwall 2.0, and more products similar to it to hit the solar battery market this year.
It’s strategically imperative for energy management companies to innovate and stay relevant to their customers in this changing energy landscape. Similarly, Remke Industries believes in connecting possibilities and feels intensely motivated to remain on the cutting edge of electrical connector innovation. Featuring new technologies, such as the Melni Crimpless Connector, is one of our main developmental priorities. It’s in this process that we are able to better understand how best to serve our customers now and in the future.
Contact Remke to learn more about our most recent innovations and products today.