Which way should my solar panels face: south or east-west?

Compass

There's been quite a bit of news lately regarding the installation of solar panels on 500,000 buildings in the UK, suggesting that the panels may be facing the wrong direction! A leading solar expert, professor Ralph Gottshalg of Loughborough University, made the news this past week when he said that thousands of well-meaning people in ...

Ivanpah – World’s Largest Solar Thermal Facility

Aerial view of the three towers

One of the world's largest renewable energy projects can be found in the Mojave Desert near the California-Nevada border: the Ivanpah solar thermal facility. Located on the Ivanpah Dry Lake, this giant project uses solar thermal technology and it covers 3500 acres of public desert land near Las Vegas. This area is equivalent to four times ...