Vineyard Power LODI, CA: A solar panel at Lange Twins Winery collects the sun's energy near Lodi, California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Show More Summary
Installing rooftop solar panels boosts a home’s resiliency and green credentials while cutting utility bills, but does it also increase a home’s resale value? The answer according to a new Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory study, is a resounding yes – at least in California. read more
Solar technology has evolved beyond just your grandpa's big, bulky photovoltaic panels on the roof. Advances in flexible, hyper-efficient and nano-scale materials of late has made it possible for solar cells to begin popping up in all kinds of shapes and places you might not expect. Show More Summary
Picking stocks is hard. JP Morgan started out 2013 by naming First Solar, the Tempe, Ariz.-based solar panel maker, as a stock investors needed to categorically avoid in 2013. 2012's list had four names, but First Solar was apparently deemed so risky as to occupy that space by itself. Show More Summary
A German company has come up with a new fuse that will shut down a solar panel in cases of fire or excessive heat. That's great news for first responders - and for property owners. The post New Solar Panel Sensor Addresses Fire Risk appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
The design may be a little on the "futuristic" side, but the function seems to be right on.
THE SOUTH COULD RISE ON OCEAN WIND Southeast US needs to rethink policies for offshore wind to succeed, advocates say Michael Copley, December 12, 2013 (SNL) “The southeastern coast of the U.S. offers vast opportunities for offshoreShow More Summary
With 250 days of sunshine a year, Mongolia's potential for solar energy is vast but mostly underutilized. That is beginning to change though. A new government sponsored initiative aims to equip traditional dome-like homes called gers (tents made of felt and
In a thousand years’ time, our apps and smartphones, our status updates and our tweets, Our hybrid EVs, solar panels, windfarms, all of our digital neats Will seem so quaint, and misguided, so twee and lopsided They’ll talk of yet more...Show More Summary
Sending anything out to space can be an expensive affair, which is why it makes perfect sense to keep things as light as possible, not to mention small in size. Majority of the solar panels that power spacecraft have been specially designed...Show More Summary
Innovation by Con Edison engineers has enabled a restaurant supply company in the Bronx to install the largest solar array in New York City and feed excess power into the grid. The 4,760 high-efficiency SunPower panels at Jetro Cash and Carry’s Restaurant Depot facility provide 1.56 megawatts of electricity for the refrigeration, freezers and other Continue reading ?
An hour of sunlight charges your phone halfway. Unfortunately, the clothes are -- how do we say this nicely? -- really ugly.
(By Juan Cole) Israel ought to be a pioneer in solar energy. It is mostly sunny and the amount of energy it could realize from solar panels is enormous. It has a…
WYWT’s resident solar expert Dr. Leif Svalgaard (and others) says ‘None of us alive have ever seen such a weak cycle’ and the panel he was on talk about the current state of or solar cycle at the AGU Fall … Continue reading ?
Will rooftop solar panels cause the downfall of electric utilities? Some commentators have likened the disruptive potential of rooftop solar developer SolarCity Corp (NSDQ: SCTY) to Amazon.com (NSDQ: AMZN), arguing that a new era ofShow More Summary
The solar market has been dominated by traditional rooftop and utility-scale photovoltaic systems for years now, systems reliant solely upon solar panels to be situated in stationary positions to capture the most sunlight possible. However,...Show More Summary
Installation, marketing, and other costs total up to 64% of residential solar panel installation. Two detailed reports from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) find that solar financing and other non-hardware...Show More Summary
Solar panels were installed on more American residential rooftops in the 3rd Quarter of 2013 than any other quarter in history, pushing US installed solar capacity over the 10-gigawatt (GW) milestone and potentially ahead of Germany for the first time. read more
Project aims to integrate photovoltaic technology into comfortable, wearble clothing.
Norcross-based solar cell maker Suniva Inc. has received a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The grant will be used to develop technologies that can reduce the cost of solar panels to below 50 cents/watt with improvements...Show More Summary