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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 [...]

Solar Panels Donated By Tesla to 150 Homes

Solar Panels Donated By Tesla to 150 Homes

29 August 2017

Tesla has made a major donation of solar panels to America’s largest nonprofit solar installer to provide power for roughly 150 low-income households across the United States. “Solar power has so many benefits for disadvantaged communities. It reduces pollution, helps financially strapped families live more affordably in their homes, and provides career opportunities for people who [...]

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Benefits of Using Solar Panels to Harness Solar Energy

Benefits of Using Solar Panels to Harness Solar Energy

22 August 2017

Solar Energy in its simplest explanation is energy derived from the sun. The sun’s radiation is captured by the solar panels, sent to an inverter and converted to electricity. Since the sun is always going to be there as life exists, we have the ability to capture that energy and use it. The top advantages [...]

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We all love the sun but what are the disadvantages of solar energy?

We all love the sun but what are the disadvantages of solar energy?

20 August 2017

It is important to discuss the pros and cons of any investment and this article may help clarify potential problems with installing solar panels to power your home or business. Many current issues with solar panel installations can be overcome with a little planning and this article may help. The largest complaints with solar panels [...]

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Solar Eclipse By Zip

17 August 2017

The first total solar eclipse is coming Monday, August 21st,. The last total eclipse happened in 1979. The link below will tell you how much your area is affected, just put in your zip code. https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2017-august-21

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The Average Cost of Solar Panels

The Average Cost of Solar Panels

16 August 2017

The question we all want to know, how much will solar panels on my home cost? First off, what do we need to know about solar panels? How much power they can produce is important. What is also important is how much power does your home or office need? Let’s define a couple terms first. [...]

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Solar Eclipse To Test Solar Panel Energy

Solar Eclipse To Test Solar Panel Energy

09 August 2017

Over the past ten years solar energy capacity has grown by at least 68 percent each year. This massive growth has created a reliance on solar energy including states like California and North Carolina. On August 21st the United States will endure a solar eclipse where the moon will completely hide the sun. The event [...]

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Utilities to profit by avoiding wind and solar PPAs

Utilities to profit by avoiding wind and solar PPAs

08 August 2017

American Electric Power Co. is focusing on an Oklahoma Wind Farm that will steer away from the traditional Power Purchase Agreements where the renewables will be owned by the Utility Company itself and the cost of building the farm will be included in the customer energy rates. By owning the farm outright, American Electric Power [...]

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Southern California offers clean alternatives to Edison

Southern California offers clean alternatives to Edison

21 July 2017

Residents of southern California will soon have a clean alternative way to get their electricity. This government program will offer costs 5% below current Edison customers. There are no limitations to who can join. Small businesses are eligible as well. Long Beach and Torrance will require approval by officials before residents can join the program. [...]

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5 reasons Drones Will Assist Asset Managers in Solar Inspections

5 reasons Drones Will Assist Asset Managers in Solar Inspections

21 July 2017

It is no wonder why Drones are quickly replacing the need for physical human inspections of solar farms by reducing the time from days/weeks to hours. Vice president of energy infrastructure at Measure, Harjeet Johal, told Renewable Energy World that the use of Drones for solar maintenance solutions provide 5 distinct advantages. 1) Integration Asset [...]

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Solar Energy Company Likana Solar Thermal Granted Approval by Environmental Agency

Solar Energy Company Likana Solar Thermal Granted Approval by Environmental Agency

20 July 2017

SolarReserve yesterday said its 390-MW Likana concentrating sun oriented power plant got ecological endorsement from the Chilean government. The venture in the Antofagasta district of Chile will have 5.1-GWh of storage stockpiling. “The Chilean transmission system will have difficulty accommodating large amounts of intermittent power,” Tom Georgis, SolarReserve’s senior VP of improvement, said in an [...]

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