Tag Archives: Solar Power Facts

Most Popular Solar Energy Myths

Renewable energy is something that the world is striving for since our non-renewable energy resources are diminishing quickly. One of the best green energy options is solar energy, however, despite solar power being a clean and extremely efficient way how to produce electricity, there are still a lot of myths about this alternative energy source, […]

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Video: Different types of solar panels

We recently updated our videos page, a place where we’ll aggregate some of our favorite informative videos. Here’s another one: Different types of solar panels:

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Video: How Solar Panels Work

We recently updated our videos page, a place where we’ll aggregate some of our favorite informative videos. Here’s the first one: How Solar Panels Work:

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Storage and grid solutions are on the horizon

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With the residential solar market expanding and distributed technologies maturing, billions of dollars will be poured into distributed energy solutions at home. According to a recent Navigant Research report, over the next 9 years, homeowners will invest over $625 billion in these technologies. Among the trends, the broader theme of the home as it’s own power […]

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Cleaning your solar panels

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It may be that time for a little solar panel cleaning! Here are some tips: Also, check out our Google+ page with the rest of our Youtube videos!

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Hurricane Sandy underscores importance of renewable energy

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Since Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard, there has been an elevated level of discourse regarding climate change, a topic that had been mostly ignored during the Presidential election. After the hurricane, NYC Mayor Bloomberg noted climate change as a key factor in his decision to endorse President Obama. More recently, the newly elected head […]

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The Complexities and Payoffs of Using Rooftop Solar Panels to Power Your Electric Vehicle.

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Solar cells stand to place an increasingly prominent role in augmenting the practicality of electric cars.  In theory, the idea of using solar panels to charge electric cars seems a perfect combination. The sun is the planet’s greatest source of free energy and anyone with the capacity to harness it is at an advantage. The […]

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Which Installers Will Benefit Most from Specialized Products?

Solar leases and leasing companies have for the most part deepened the wedge amongst PV installation companies, and prospective residential PV adopters should keep an eye on the developments. For a while, residential solar was a fragmented market, meaning numerous companies offered installation services on home rooftops, without any one or two players clearly dominating […]

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Knowledge is Power: Micro Inverters!

What factors do you consider when you’re comparing quotes to install a system? Probably a number of things- electricity savings, system size, total cost, to name a few. But what about inverters? Or more specifically, micro inverters? Truth is, some of the most significant technological innovations in residential solar have been in the field of […]

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Social Networking Pushes Solar Into Neighborhoods

On Monday, I posted an article about residents pushing their local officials to tighten restrictions on solar PV installations in neighborhoods. This attitude is sometimes referred to as NIMBY, or “Not-In-My-Backyard”, and seems to pervade neighborhoods when a socially responsible action is taken, or sometimes required, at the expense of an individual’s pleasantries (e.g., a […]

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