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Why are solar Panels expensive?
August 11, 2015

Why are solar Panels expensive?

The good news is that the cost of solar electricity has drastically decreased compared to the price 40 years ago, going from $76 per watt in 1977 to about $0.65 per watt in 2016. However, there are a number of other factors – like the solar panels themselves, plus their installation and operation – that determine how expensive solar energy would be for you. To…

Which solar Panels are the best?
December 22, 2016

Which solar Panels are the best?

The income is then paid for the following 20 years, or 25 years if the panels were bought before August 1 2012. Those who installed panels in 2010, for example, are now paid 48p for every unit of energy they use until 2035, whereas solar panels installed today would receive just shy of 14p until 2035. But buying a set now is considerably cheaper, saving more…

What solar Power System do I Need?
February 8, 2017

What solar Power System do I Need?

Switching to solar power can require a substantial outlay of money. At a minimum, you need to determine the following in order to get a good idea how much your standalone photovoltaic (PV) solar power system will cost: The total watt-hours per day of energy you’ll need: Compile a list of all your appliances and devices and how many hours per day each will be…

What does solar Panel Mean?
May 8, 2017

What does solar Panel Mean?

Power output or wattage is an important factor to consider when comparing solar panel options. You may hear your solar installer say, “it’s a 255 Watt panel” or “the panel I am recommending is a 300 wattage.” Or, when you are reading a quote from a solar installer, you might see numbers like 245W, 300W, or 345W next to the name of the panel. They are all referring…

System Electric
May 18, 2017

System Electric

The U.S. Electricity System Today’s U.S. electricity system is a complex network of power plants, transmission and distribution wires, and end-users of electricity. Today, most Americans receive their electricity from centralized power plants that use a wide variety of energy resources to produce electricity, such as coal, natural gas, nuclear energy, or renewable…

Solera System for Home
April 23, 2017

Solera System for Home

Solera aging is a system developed by the Spanish and Portuguese and is used in the production of Sherry and Port. Not only is this system complicated in nature, it’s a lot of work and takes a long time to realize the benefits of using it. A solera system is comprised of several “solera rows” stacked on top of each other. Each row is made up of many barrels…

Solar Powered Systems
January 6, 2017

Solar Powered Systems

Solar power generates electricity with no global warming pollution, no fuel costs, and no risks of fuel price spikes, and has the potential to help move the country toward cleaner, reliable, and affordable sources of electricity. Small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, typically on rooftops, account for the majority of solar installations, while large-scale…

Solar Powered Products for the Home
August 25, 2014

Solar Powered Products for the Home

Over one billion people globally live without access to electricity and another billion have unreliable connections. Can more people get electricity with the help of financial innovation? Early evidence suggests yes. Mobisol and Off-Grid:Electric are two companies working in East Africa to expand energy access in poor communities. They have electrified more than…

Solar Powered Electricity
November 22, 2016

Solar Powered Electricity

The design isn’t the first to build solar power into an electric bike, but it uses unique technology that makes it possible to charge the bike even when it’s cloudy outside or the solar panels get dirty. Its nano-inverter allows the harvesting of more energy from a single solar cell, allowing the bike’s creator, the Solar Application Lab, to create solar products…

Solar Power Panels for House
June 20, 2014

Solar Power Panels for House

Solar panel manufacturers are pushing to impose trade penalties on imports to the United States, dividing their industry while potentially creating a new trade case for President Trump. Two companies that manufacture solar panels and related technology in the United States are asking the Trump administration to impose pricing policies, such as tariffs or price…

Solar Power Insurance
June 18, 2016

Solar Power Insurance

More than one million homes have solar installed on their roofs as of 2016. Investing in a solar PV system has a variety of benefits: solar panels will reduce your electricity bills by generating electricity on-site for 25 years or more. A solar energy system can also increase your home value by tens of thousands of dollars. Home solar is a significant investment…

Solar Power Equipment Manufacturing
October 1, 2015

Solar Power Equipment Manufacturing

By Originally published on CleanTechies . Unfazed by the unfavorable decision in an international trade dispute over subsidies for solar power projects using domestically manufactured equipment, the Indian government is looking to offer financial support to domestic manufacturers. According to media reports quoting government sources, India is looking to offer…

Solar Panels Pricing
September 2, 2016

Solar Panels Pricing

In the year 2, the entire world had roughly four gigawatts of solar power capacity installed, and it didn t seem to be going anywhere fast. In 2002, the International Energy Agency forecast suggested that, by 2020, global solar capacity would still be hovering at around 10GW and still barely register on the global energy markets. How things change. Over the 15…

Solar Panels in the U.S
August 12, 2016

Solar Panels in the U.S

Solar installations surpassed gas and wind for first time Record 14.6 gigawatts of solar panels added in 2016, SEIA says Solar developers installed a record 14.6 gigawatts in the U.S. last year, almost double the total from 2015 and enough to make photovoltaic panels the largest source of new electric capacity for the first time. Solar panels on rooftops and…

Solar Panel Requirements for Home
March 6, 2017

Solar Panel Requirements for Home

A state legislator who has long battled the renewable-energy industry caused gasps and laughter Thursday night when he revealed he, of all people, is getting solar panels at his house. Sen. Bill Seitz, R-Cincinnati, made the comments in response to critics who say he doesn t like clean energy. His point was that he opposes energy mandates, not the energy itself…

Solar Cell System for Homes
August 26, 2016

Solar Cell System for Homes

Photo Credit The New York Times New research sponsored by the Department of Energy shows that buyers are willing to pay more for homes with rooftop solar panels — a finding that may strengthen the case for factoring the value of sustainable features into home appraisals. The study, conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, examined…

Residential solar Installers
October 22, 2015

Residential solar Installers

Based on the way the industry has progressed since then, the answer is a resounding no. While the vertically integrated models of SolarCity and Vivint once seemed like they would forever dominate the residential solar market, the events of the past few years point to a very different conclusion. In fact, they bring up a different question: Should residential…

Private solar Panels
November 4, 2016

Private solar Panels

About 44% of all solar power that s installed on residential rooftops, known as distributed solar capacity, is owned by private businesses, such as SolarCity or Vivint Solar, according to new government data. Distributed solar capacity in the U.S., which includes all solar power capacity other than utility-scale installations 1 megawatts (MW) or larger, increased…

Photovoltaic Home Systems
February 2, 2017

Photovoltaic Home Systems

Overview Solar electric systems are the ideal way to produce your very own power, cutting your monthly energy bills, allowing for energy independence, or even going completely off the grid. These systems are available in small and large sizes, can be custom sized to fit your household, and allow you great independence and energy savings. In many areas, the electricity…

Panel Companies
August 12, 2016

Panel Companies

There are so many details to take into account when choosing the right solar system for you. One of the most important factors is, of course, your solar panels! You may be thinking to yourself, what makes one solar panel company a better choice over another? Choosing the right solar panel company and solar panels may seem like a difficult decision to make, so…

how to work solar system
March 7, 2017

how to work solar system

The Apollo missions visited 6 geologically complex sites of interest on the lunar surface during the 1969-1972 period and brought back around 382 kg of samples back to Earth for analysis. This amount of material has provided an idea of how … Continue reading → “Surely there is nothing left to learn from the Moon?” As a lunar scientist this is one of the easiest…

How to Use solar Power at Home?
April 3, 2017

How to Use solar Power at Home?

Remember when the most likely place to glimpse solar in action was the little strip attached to a pocket calculator? Well, fortunately solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies have come a long way, and now it’s common to see PV panels on residential and commercial rooftops around the country. This dramatic rise in residential solar PV installations is depicted below…

How to Put Up solar Panels?
March 16, 2017

How to Put Up solar Panels?

But wait. A solar crowdsourcing org, 1 Block Off The Grid, dispels these notions by showing that solar power can work extraordinarily well in climates and conditions that aren’t necessarily optimum. The infographic is full of testimonials from people who live in cloudy or cold climates, noting that their solar panels are working perfectly well: From cloudy San…

how to design solar system
January 27, 2017

how to design solar system

At SunPower, we are always striving to do better. Better design, with better technology. Better for our customers. When it comes to home solar, no company has ever designed anything like the system. Our design challenge was this: Take the complex — converting energy from the sun into clean electricity for your home — and make it simple, elegant and powerful…

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