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Tesla Starts Solar Panel Project at Childrens Hospital in Puerto Rico – But Where to Park the cars? How does China affect US solar market? Can Solar Panels Withstand Category 5 Hurricane? Power Companies fighting uphill battle Skyscrapers can create solar energy, by simply existing Is Solar Energy Helping the Weed Industry Solar Energy To Exceed Nuclear Energy This Year Experts Say Australia Company Introduces Solar Bitcoin Currency
 
Tesla Starts Solar Panel Project at Childrens Hospital in Puerto Rico – But Where to Park the cars?

Tesla Starts Solar Panel Project at Childrens Hospital in Puerto Rico – But Where to Park the cars?

This is a great inspirational story about how Tesla is helping out Puerto Rico to restore electricity at a Children’s hospital to fully run off of solar panels and backup battery storage… But they are putting the panels in the parking lot. Where is everyone visiting the hospital going to park? Solar panels began filling [...]

How does China affect US solar market?

How does China affect US solar market?

Solar sector steels for tariff fight after ITC harm ruling   Industry groups are pushing for softer trade remedies after the ITC found harm to domestic solar manufacturers last week. The fate of the United States’ solar industry rests in President Trump’s hands. For many in the sector, that’s a reassuring thought. Last week, the [...]

Can Solar Panels Withstand Category 5 Hurricane?

Can Solar Panels Withstand Category 5 Hurricane?

The question comes up every now and again about how Solar Panels hold up in a Hurricane. The short answer is, it depends. There is a lot of discussion about how NJ residents with roof top solar panels did very well during Hurricane Sandy. That was a Category 1 Hurricane however when it reached landfall [...]

Power Companies fighting uphill battle

Power Companies fighting uphill battle

Power companies across the country are fighting an uphill that they might not win. They are blaming homeowners for taking advantage of massive government savings programs. These incentives allow homeowners to use clean energy to reduce the cost to their solar energy projects at almost no cost. The government has highly incentivized homeowners to go [...]

Skyscrapers can create solar energy, by simply existing

Skyscrapers can create solar energy, by simply existing

A Maryland company has been moving slowly and steadily for 20 years toward a very ambitious goal —  turning windows into transparent solar panels that harvest energy from the sunlight that passes through. SolarWindow Technologies is among the many energy companies looking for ways to harvest solar power on a large scale. But SolarWindow’s proposition [...]

Is Solar Energy Helping the Weed Industry

Is Solar Energy Helping the Weed Industry

The weed industry is currently one of the fastest growing in today’s economy. As more states legalize weed, the demand for it continues to rise. But this rapid expansion also brings with it some problems. In particular, growing weed at large-scale grow operations requires vast amounts of electricity. Recognizing this, is solar power the answer [...]

Solar Energy To Exceed Nuclear Energy This Year Experts Say

Solar Energy To Exceed Nuclear Energy This Year Experts Say

Report highlights the rapid growth of the solar energy sector The world’s solar energy capacity may soon surpass global nuclear energy capacity, according to a new report from GTM Research. Solar power has been attracting strong support throughout the world in recent years. Several countries have embraced this form of clean energy in order to become [...]

Australia Company Introduces Solar Bitcoin Currency

Australia Company Introduces Solar Bitcoin Currency

An Australian company is introducing its own version of bitcoin that will let homeowners and businesses sell excess energy generated from their rooftop solar panels to neighbors, without a middleman taking a cut. As of Monday, Perth-based Power Ledger had sold about 57 percent of the 100 million so-called “power tokens” offered at 8.8 U.S. cents a [...]

Tesla Starts Solar Panel Project at Childrens Hospital in Puerto Rico – But Where to Park the cars?

Tesla Starts Solar Panel Project at Childrens Hospital in Puerto Rico – But Where to Park the cars?

25 October 2017

This is a great inspirational story about how Tesla is helping out Puerto Rico to restore electricity at a Children’s hospital to fully run off of solar panels and backup battery storage… But they are putting the panels in the parking lot. Where is everyone visiting the hospital going to park? Solar panels began filling [...]

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How does China affect US solar market?

How does China affect US solar market?

26 September 2017

Solar sector steels for tariff fight after ITC harm ruling   Industry groups are pushing for softer trade remedies after the ITC found harm to domestic solar manufacturers last week. The fate of the United States’ solar industry rests in President Trump’s hands. For many in the sector, that’s a reassuring thought. Last week, the [...]

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Can Solar Panels Withstand Category 5 Hurricane?

Can Solar Panels Withstand Category 5 Hurricane?

20 September 2017

The question comes up every now and again about how Solar Panels hold up in a Hurricane. The short answer is, it depends. There is a lot of discussion about how NJ residents with roof top solar panels did very well during Hurricane Sandy. That was a Category 1 Hurricane however when it reached landfall [...]

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Power Companies fighting uphill battle

Power Companies fighting uphill battle

06 September 2017

Power companies across the country are fighting an uphill that they might not win. They are blaming homeowners for taking advantage of massive government savings programs. These incentives allow homeowners to use clean energy to reduce the cost to their solar energy projects at almost no cost. The government has highly incentivized homeowners to go [...]

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Skyscrapers can create solar energy, by simply existing

Skyscrapers can create solar energy, by simply existing

01 September 2017

A Maryland company has been moving slowly and steadily for 20 years toward a very ambitious goal —  turning windows into transparent solar panels that harvest energy from the sunlight that passes through. SolarWindow Technologies is among the many energy companies looking for ways to harvest solar power on a large scale. But SolarWindow’s proposition [...]

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Is Solar Energy Helping the Weed Industry

Is Solar Energy Helping the Weed Industry

30 August 2017

The weed industry is currently one of the fastest growing in today’s economy. As more states legalize weed, the demand for it continues to rise. But this rapid expansion also brings with it some problems. In particular, growing weed at large-scale grow operations requires vast amounts of electricity. Recognizing this, is solar power the answer [...]

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Solar Energy To Exceed Nuclear Energy This Year Experts Say

Solar Energy To Exceed Nuclear Energy This Year Experts Say

30 August 2017

Report highlights the rapid growth of the solar energy sector The world’s solar energy capacity may soon surpass global nuclear energy capacity, according to a new report from GTM Research. Solar power has been attracting strong support throughout the world in recent years. Several countries have embraced this form of clean energy in order to become [...]

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Australia Company Introduces Solar Bitcoin Currency

Australia Company Introduces Solar Bitcoin Currency

29 August 2017

An Australian company is introducing its own version of bitcoin that will let homeowners and businesses sell excess energy generated from their rooftop solar panels to neighbors, without a middleman taking a cut. As of Monday, Perth-based Power Ledger had sold about 57 percent of the 100 million so-called “power tokens” offered at 8.8 U.S. cents a [...]

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Is Climate Change to Blame For Harvey?

Is Climate Change to Blame For Harvey?

29 August 2017

Answer: No We here at Solar Energy By Zip believe in alternative solar energy because the sun will always shine as long as we exist. We believe in clean air to breath and clean water to drink. Using the sun for energy creates a sustainable energy source (it will never not exist) and from production, [...]

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Solar Energy In Egypt

Solar Energy In Egypt

29 August 2017

With over a population over 90 million strong, a prime location, topography and climate, one would assume a country like Egypt would be perfect for solar energy. The nation’s average level of solar radiation is between 2,000 to 3,200kWh per square meter a year, but this country on the verge of the African Sahara still [...]

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