STEAM-Based Learning and Renewable Energy Projects

In education, change is bound to happen. As the world continues to evolve, especially in the technological aspect, the method of teaching students should also evolve. There are numerous reasons why education is significant, and one of them is understanding the issues in terms of sustainability.
There are tons of online noise in the form of unverified claims and false news. So it’s essential to know how to distinguish reality from myths, especially when it comes to myths about water recycling and conversation.
The way is through education. You can also make kids learn about all these using STEM toys. This article will talk about STEAM-based renewable energy projects and learn to efficiently impart knowledge to the present youths…

Is a Water Filter Sustainable?

If, like me, you know that clean water is key to maintaining healthy living, you will agree that water filters are not popular enough. Aside from that, clean water is necessary; it shouldn’t be hard to get. One surefire way to get clean water is by using water filters.
However, for water filters to be a great solution to getting clean water, it needs to be sustainable. In this article, we’ll evaluate how sustainable and eco-friendly water filters are and whether you can rely on them on a day-to-day basis without breaking the bank or poisoning the environment.
Why Are Water Filters Necessary?
Going by the name alone, you probably already know what a water filter does. Its purpose is to remove unwanted and unhealthy …

What Size Solar Panel to Charge 100ah Battery?

There is a fine line between having a solar panel and knowing the size of solar panels to charge your 100ah battery. So what size solar panel to charge a 100ah battery? For a 12v battery and considering exposure to 6 hours of intense sunlight, the simple answer will be 240 watts.
If batteries constitute your solar installation kit, you’ll need an inverter, charge controller, and solar panels. These batteries extract the electrical energy obtained from your solar panels instead of transmitting that energy back into the grid. The amount of energy that can be stored depends on the capacity. Almost all batteries have a particular amp hour rating, but it’s not advisable to wait till they drop to 45% before recharging them.
In this article, you’ll learn the …

Researchers Discover Advancements in Solar Cell Materials

Researchers from Clemson University have made breakthroughs through laser spectroscopy in their studies. They discovered a more affordable and faster energy source than electricity.
The new method utilizes perovskite, a revolutionary mineral-like material for different objects used daily, such as photodetectors for computer chips and smartphones, LEDs, and solar cells. Chemical engineers and physical engineers have discovered a more efficient power conversion of 25.6% and function stability of at least 450 hours for solar cells with this material.
Perovskite is the future material for X-ray detectors, everyday LED lights, and …

What You Need to Know About Solar Panel Lifespan and Degradation

More and more people are looking for a better, planet-friendly, and cost-effective energy source. Solar panels are renewable and clean energy sources that have quickly become a popular option.
Solar panels are devices used to convert light from the sun into electricity. Suppose you want to switch to a solar panel as an alternate energy source. In that case, it is crucial to know its lifespan and degradation rate.
A solar panel is a long-term investment. Therefore, knowing how long it’s going to last allows you to maximize its use and reap all of its advantages.
Read on as this article gives you a thorough insight on what you need to know about solar panel lifespan and degradation rate.
What is the Lifespan of a Solar Panel?

Solar Energy: An Environment-Friendly and Cost-Efficient Solution

Many homeowners and businesses are now switching to solar energy for two major reasons: it is great for the environment and it helps them save electricity costs.
With the ongoing battles against global warming, many individuals and organizations are now looking for practical ways to help alleviate the current environmental crisis.
It is an obvious fact that energy consumption plays a vital role in the environmental impacts of greenhouse gas emissions. However, thanks to the help of science, individuals and business entities can now utilize a more sustainable form of energy without spending an arm and a leg.
The introduction of solar power is a big contribution to global environmental efforts. Given that solar energy is 100% clean, renewable, and sustainable, more and more people are encouraged to invest in it….

How Solar Energy Impacts the Environment

The sun is a perpetual source for generating sustainable and clean electricity without greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollutants.
The potential environmental impacts associated with the use of solar energy such as habitat loss and land use, water use, as well as the use of toxic manufacturing materials, can significantly vary depending on the type of technology.
The technology relevant to solar power is categorized into two: concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic solar cells (PV). Some of the environmental impacts associated with production and use of solar energy include;
1. Land Use
Larger solar facilities can result in habitat loss and land degradation. However, these concerns can be minimized by encouraging businesses to utilize lower-quality locations such as …

Are Solar Panels Genuinely Green?

Due to the increasing global demand for clean energy, the solar energy market capacity substantially increased for the previous five years. However, the manufacturing of solar panels may unfortunately bring a few environmental downsides.
First, the production of the panels requires the use of caustic chemicals and the process involves the use of electricity and water. As a result, this process alone results in greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, this process also produces waste.
The environmental downsides brought by the production of solar panels can undermine its ability to offset climate change and diminish environmental waste.
Based on Solar Scorecard’s new ranking that involves 37 solar energy businesses, some companies are performing better than others. The scorecard measures the environmental …

Making a Difference with Social Engagement

QM Cell Dots is a business entity that focuses on promoting sustainability as an individual responsibility. We aim to embrace and support such responsibility by supporting local and international initiatives. Together, we aim to make a difference through social commitment.
Apart from providing homes and businesses with cutting-edge green energy solutions, we also support areas that are in need of cost-saving and eco-friendly energy sources.
In 2009, we sent out two QM Cell Dots technicians in Addis Ababa to teach 30 college students about the principles of solar cell production and physics. In the same year, two of our employees were sent to Ethiopia to train 20 technicians for a couple of years.
QM Cell Dots have provided support for Ethiopia’s International Solar Energy Academy. The two QM Cell Dots …

Life-Cycle Assessment

All QM Cell Dots products undergo a life-cycle assessment to analyze their probable impact on the environment during the product’s entire life. This involves all of the impacts to the environment related to the production of raw materials, the production of the actual product, usage, transport, disposal of the product, and other relevant downstream and upstream processes.
The environmental impact and performance of all QM Cell Dots products throughout their life cycle is extremely significant for us. Apart from disclosing all information with the downstream and upstream processes involved, we also take full responsibility for the environmental impacts brought by the supplier chain and disposal processes.
At QM Cell Dots, we strive to do life-cycle assessments for all our products throughout the entire stages of …