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Roof Diagnostics solar of Mass
September 30, 2018

Roof Diagnostics solar of Mass

NRG has decided to be a leader in residential solar,said Denise Wilson, Executive VP at NRG. Wilson is also President of New Businesses and leads NRG Residential Solar Solutions, NRG eVgo and Energy Technology Ventures. NRG Energy, as financier, already has a fleet of several thousand residential systems installed, but it did hit a sales plateau in 2013, according…

solar powered roof
September 24, 2018

solar powered roof

Tesla s new glass-covered solar roof tiles are designed to look like a traditional roof, doing away with the need for separate solar panels. AP hide caption toggle caption AP Tesla s new glass-covered solar roof tiles are designed to look like a traditional roof, doing away with the need for separate solar panels. AP Tesla is now accepting deposits for its new…

Solar panels for rooftop
August 25, 2018

Solar panels for rooftop

I got lucky with my predictions for rooftop solar in 2016 - pretty much on target with nine out of the 10 darts that I threw. But this year is shaping up to be much more challenging, with routine solar-coaster turmoil combined with political uncertainty. Looking forward to 2017, my list no longer includes the benefits of the Clean Power Plan and 500 million solar…

roofing solar panels
August 7, 2018

roofing solar panels

In summer the low growing and diverse blanket of green roof plants are like small air conditioners for the heat sensitive PV elements. At the same time these plants will retain more than 50% of the annual rainfall preventing it from running off into our already stressed sewer systems and waterways. Compared to gravel roofs, reflective roofs, black tar roofs or…

Solar panels on Roofs
June 8, 2018

Solar panels on Roofs

Tesla unveiled a beautiful rendition of its solar roofs Friday evening. They re practically indistinguishable from an ordinary roof, but the shingles absorb sunlight to generate electricity for your home and car. The shingles are part of an all-in-one energy solution for home owners. Tesla is in the process of buying SolarCity, which makes and installs solar…

residential rooftop solar panels
December 21, 2017

residential rooftop solar panels

The growing rooftop solar market has often been mentioned as potential market for energy storage, but a recently published paper in Nature Energy disputes that claim. The paper, “The impacts of storing solar energy in the home to reduce reliance on the utility, ” by Robert Fares and Michael Webber, argues that residential storage can increase power consumption…

rooftop solar panels for homes
December 9, 2017

rooftop solar panels for homes

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released a report showing that homes with solar panels typically sell for $15, greater than those without solar panels installed. The study analyzed data collected from over 22, homes between 2002 and 2013 to measure the effect that solar panels have on a home’s market selling…

roof solar panels for your home
December 3, 2017

roof solar panels for your home

The biggest obstacle to the widespread adoption of solar power is the simple homeowner question: Will I see a return on my investment? In response, major cities across America have unveiled online “solar maps” that allow residents to type in their address and receive estimates of how much money they would save on their electric bill per year. The most accurate…

roof solar
October 28, 2017

roof solar

Tesla says the tempered glass is “tough as steel, ” and can weather a lifetime of abuse from the elements. It can also be fitted with heating elements to melt snow in colder climates. “It’s never going to wear out, ” Musk said, “It’s made of quartz. It has a quasi-infinite lifetime.” In a Q&A with reporters after the presentation, Musk said the tiles…

Residential rooftop solar
November 10, 2016

Residential rooftop solar

Applications Expedited permitting follows the steps listed below for roof-mounted solar installation with rated output of 10 KW or less on a one- or two-family dwelling. Step 1: The following fillable PDFs must be completed, printed and faxed to 619.667.1380 to be eligible for expedited review: Step 2: The Building Division staff will contact the applicant following…

solar panels rooftop
October 14, 2016

solar panels rooftop

Tesla updated its website this weekend to reveal the new solar panel it plans to use to dominate the market for residential solar. The proprietary panels, manufactured at Tesla’s upstate New York factory with Panasonic, will give the electric car and energy company its own photovoltaic panel design to build into products it hopes will convince previously reluctant…

Fitting solar panels to roof
August 6, 2016

Fitting solar panels to roof

Just as the apartments in a Brooklyn row house might be crowded inside–with living rooms barely big enough for a couch, and postage stamp-sized kitchens–building roofs are typically crowded with skylights, hatches, and equipment. Strict fire codes require a empty path six feet wide and nine feet high, leaving little room for solar panels. A new canopy is a simple…

Install solar panels on roof
March 4, 2017

Install solar panels on roof

Google is hoping that some good old-fashioned peer pressure will push more people to embrace solar energy. Project Sunroof, the search giant s solar panel mapping tool and calculator, is adding a nosy new feature, Data Explorer. Now, when you pull up an address using the tool, which visualizes how much sunlight hits each building in an area, you won t just see…

solar on roof
February 11, 2017

solar on roof

We ve been waiting on pricing details for Tesla s solar roof since last year. They re finally available. Tesla officially started taking orders for its highly anticipated solar roofing system today. Since the public launch of the product last fall, Elon Musk has been dropping small details about warranties and performance - but he s said nothing about how much…