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NASA Sends Probe to Kiss the Sun

Parker Solar Probe

A historic and audacious mission to probe some of the sun’s deepest secrets is underway. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe lifted off this morning (Aug. 12) at 3:31 a.m. EDT (0731 GMT) from a pad here at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, its powerful United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carving an arc of orange flame into […]

The difference between n-type and p-type solar cells

Wafer-types

The average solar buyer probably isn’t paying attention to whether solar panels are made with p-type or n-type solar cells. There are more important things to worry about, like power output and aesthetics. But in case anyone was wondering what those letters mean and how they may affect solar panel buying in the future, here’s […]

Hawaii Airport Going Solar

Hawaii Airport goes solar

Honolulu airport is about to get thousands of new solar panels Energy produced by the panels will be used at the airport and help to cut the overall electricity bill by almost half. Hawaii has set itself the goal of generating 100 percent clean energy by the year 2045. It’s a state known for its […]

The Solar Power Market Shows How Trump’s Tariffs Disrupt An Industry

solar

A 30% U.S. tariff on imported solar panels put in place last winter should have caused prices here to jump. But when tariffs are unleashed, as businesses are learning, things don’t always go as expected. Therein lies a cautionary tale of the uncertainty in store for other industries as the Trump administration’s latest tariffs took effect Friday against hundreds […]

Meet Georgia’s Solar Road

solar road

More than 164,000 miles of highway stretch across the U.S., enough to circle the world 6.5 times. But only 18 miles of it endeavors to become the world’s first sustainable highway. The Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway, or “The Ray” for short, is a section of Interstate 85 in southwestern Georgia that has implemented environmentally minded projects […]

What’s New In Solar Energy Research?

Best Solar in Ohio

Solar energy is such a vast energy resource that it can be used for any of our everyday needs, including electrical power, heating and cooling, water heating, industrial process heat, cooking, transportation, fuel production and even environmental clean-up. It comes to us as radiation which is pure energy (no mass associated with it), which is […]

Four Important Events In The History Of Solar Power

solar history

Solar technology has made significant advances in the 20th and 21st Century, particularly in the last couple of decades. We’ve gone from a technology that existed only in small scale to one that is now required on all new houses in California. Solar energy is getting to the point where it can supply a significant portion of […]

First Solar’s Ohio Modular Manufacturing Plant Will Be Nation’s Largest

Ohio Solar Plant

First Solar’s Ohio module facility will produce thin film PV panels. The 1.1-million-sq-ft First Solar Modular Manufacturing Plant planned for Lake Township, Ohio, will be the single largest thin-film solar module manufacturing facility in the U.S. when it’s completed in late 2019. The largest manufacturer of photovoltaic panels in the U.S., Tempe, Ariz.-based First Solar […]

5 Amazing Benefits of Residential Solar Panels

rooftop solar

Solar energy is a renewable and sustainable form of energy. The fact is that we will never run out of solar power during our lifetime. It’s the most clean, pure, and natural source of energy to generate electricity. Over the past few years, many homeowners were skeptical of the benefits of solar energy. They are […]

Tesla Brings Power to Puerto Rico

Rebuilding Puerto Rico

Tesla is bringing power to Puerto Rico. The territory has been working to rebuild its energy infrastructure after a series of hurricanes last year, with Tesla’s solar energy efforts playing a big role in this recovery effort. On Sunday, CEO Elon Musk revealed the company is currently working on a staggering 11,000 projects in the area. Puerto Rico […]