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Solar Power is Community Power

Do you think solar panels are only for the affluent and for a small circle of elite environmentalists? Maybe that used to be the case, but not anymore! Community solar is here to turn that image upside down by offering solar benefits to all.

New York Is Bringing Solar To The Masses Through Smart Community Solar Policies

Community shared is taking off, but not necessarily in the places with the most sunshine. Rather, solar is growing in states with the strongest policy. The steps currently being taken to advance community solar in New York make thatShow More Summary

How Much Energy Storage Is Needed In A Solar & Wind Powered Grid?

If the grid is powered by “variable renewable energy” (or VRE), such as wind and solar (see graph above), what will happen when, as the detractors say, the wind don’t blow and the sun don’t shine? The answer, of course, is storage. But not nearly as much as the cynics suggest. Show More Summary

Navigating the Social Ad Spend Solar System [Infographic]

In the age of algorithms, social ads are becoming an increasingly important consideration.

Almost 30% Of Distributed Solar Capacity Is Owned By Third Parties

Distributed solar capacity in the United States, which includes all solar power capacity other than utility-scale installations 1 MW or larger, totaled 12.3 gigawatts (GW) as of September. About 30% of that amount (3.7 GW) was ownedShow More Summary

Top 10 Solar PV Inverter Manufacturers Account For 80% Of Global Shipments

The global solar PV inverter market has concentrated significantly of late, with new figures from GTM Research showing that the top 10 inverter manufacturers accounted for 80% of global shipments in the first half of 2016. Top 10 Solar...Show More Summary

Yingli Solar Confirms Poor Third Quarter, Lowers 2016 Guidance

Struggling China-based solar PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy has confirmed its own low expectations for its third quarter, reporting lackluster revenue and shipments, and an operating loss of $34 million. Unsurprisingly, the company...Show More Summary

Will Earth still exist in 5 billion years?

Astronomers look to another star and its orbiting planet for a sneak peek of own solar system when the sun becomes 100 times larger than it is now.

Dragon’s Guide To A 100% Renewable Home — Part 1 (LEDs)

In Southern California, actor Ed Begley Jr. is famous for going 100% renewable back when it was prohibitively expensive to do so. In 1985, he bought a stake in a wind farm. In 1990, he installed solar panels on his roof. He prefers walking and biking, but when he drives, it's in an EV (including the EV1, RAV4 EV, and various custom models). Show More Summary

Check out the world's first lights powered by micro-sphere solar cells

Sphelar Power, makers of the world’s first “micro-sphere” solar cell, have declared “flatness is over” when it comes to solar power generation. The Japan-based company is in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign to back two products: the Sphelar Lantern and the Sphelar Stick. Show More Summary

Ancient Space Dust Washes Up in Rooftop Gutters

Microscopic particles from space have been collecting in the gutters of Paris, Oslo and Berlin, revealing incredible insights to the mysteries of our solar system.

Ep. 430: Coming Home from Mars

Landing on the surface of Mars is very difficult. In fact, it’s probably the toughest planet to land on in the whole Solar System. Today we’ll talk about what it’s going to take to get to and return from Mars!

Magnetic reconnection research sheds light on explosive phenomena in astrophysics and fusion experiments

Scientists are closer than ever to unraveling a process called magnetic reconnection that triggers explosive phenomena throughout the universe. Solar flares, northern lights and geomagnetic storms that can disrupt cell phone serviceShow More Summary

About 30% of Distributed Solar Capacity is Owned by Third Parties

Distributed solar capacity in the United States, which includes all solar power capacity other than utility-scale installations 1 MW or larger, totaled 12.3 gigawatts (GW) as of September. About 30% of that amount (3.7 GW) was owned by third-party owners.

A Look at Solar Powered Communities in the U.S.

It’s fair to say that solar power and ‘greener’ lifestyles are sweeping across cities and communities in the US. Despite variations in climate, we’re seeing solar homes, apartments, residential complexes and group/community purchasing...Show More Summary

Hacking Your Way Through NASA

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

The 2016 Hackaday SuperConference took place last month in sunny Pasadena, California. Also calling Pasadena home is the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the place where Mars rovers are built, where probes are guided around the solar system,...Show More Summary

Explaining Felicity Jones’s Rogue One Character, Jyn Erso, Who Is Not Rey

There’s a new Star Wars movie on the way, which is a phrase we’ll say every year until our planet’s crust peels off into a billion little meteors that bathe the solar system with flickers of brief light before fading into the void. It’s called Rogue One: A Star Wars ... More »

Top 10 Players Control 80% of Global PV Inverter Market in First Half of 2016

The solar PV inverter market is concentrating, with the top 10 inverter manufacturers accounting for 80 percent of global shipments in the first half of the year, according to GTM Research’s latest report. “We haven’t seen the leading...Show More Summary

Shared Solar Is The Next Big Thing In Energy Industry

Just about everyone agrees that the way to provide a more secure, and low cost grid, is to focus on localised energy, featuring local power and sharing – a concept that Orsini describes as “transactive energy.” Shared Solar Is The Next...Show More Summary

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