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Law Firm Installs Solar Panels to Help Low-Income People Save

How a D.C. law firm installed solar panels to help low-income people save on utilities Ninety-three million miles from Earth is the Sun — the source of all life, shining for the benefit of everyone. Only in the District does it take a labyrinthine bureaucracy and an army of lawyers to make it pay. Jeff […]

American Solar Challenge 2018, A Challenging Race Route

American Solar Challenge 2018, A Challenging Race Route and New Regulations Whether you are a current member on a solar car team, an alumni of a team, or just interested in solar car racing, you’ve probably heard some details about the upcoming 2018 American Solar Challenge race route. The race will begin in Omaha, Nebraska […]

There is HUGE Potential of Saving with Rooftop Solar Power In The U.S.

If you have ever wondered how much of the electricity demand in the U.S. could be supplied by rooftop solar, a new study has the answer. Earlier this month the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released the report Rooftop Solar Technical Potential for Low-to-Moderate Income Households in the United States. As the name indicates, the study […]

The Happiest Place on Earth is going Solar

Walt Disney World has recently started a new initiative in collaboration with the Reedy Creek Improvement District and solar project developer Origis Energy USA to bring a new, 270-acre, 50-megawatt solar facility online by the end of 2018. This solar facility will generate enough renewable clean energy to power two of the four theme parks […]

Fascinating Solar Energy Facts for Children

Fascinating Solar Energy Facts for Children Are your kids asking questions about solar energy? Solar energy is something all kids should understand. After all, they can’t really miss it – it’s all around us! You might be surprised how much your kids already know about solar energy. Maybe they’ve spotted solar panels on their friend’s roof or […]

Health & Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy

Homeowners and utilities alike are choosing solar energy at a faster rate than ever before in the United States. The explosive growth of solar power is partly a result of the falling cost of solar panels. Rebates and incentives have also contributed to the United States’ biggest year ever for solar. But decreasing costs are only one […]

Solar Power Is Burning Bright. But It’s Hardly Twilight for Fossil Fuels.

Solar Power Is Burning Bright. But It’s Hardly Twilight for Fossil Fuels. Solar panels are everywhere: perched on thatched roofs in rural Kenya, helping Indian farmers pump groundwater for their fields, and powering United States military bases. Solar power accounted for more than a third of all electricity generated from energy sources that came online in […]

Solar Technology for Farming and Urban Gardening

Solar technology for farming and urban gardening Solar-powered devices aren’t just for the off-grid adventurers and power-hungry gadget-loving crowd, they’re also quite useful in the farm and urban garden, as they can provide the juice needed to fulfill many basic functions for the small grower and farmer alike. Alternative energy has a long history on […]

Tiny House for Off-the-Grid Living

An Egg-Shaped Tiny House Built for Off-the-Grid Living The Ecocapsule includes details designed to boost its efficiency, from a water filtration system to a roof outfitted with solar panels and a wind turbine. If you’ve ever fantasized about going off the grid, that dream could soon become reality. A new housing alternative designed by architecture […]

The Solar Industry Responds to the Increasing Intensity of Natural Disasters

Weather patterns have always been considered when determining solar system lifetimes and performance. Safety is also considered when establishing installation guidelines and product standards. The recent intensity of natural disasters across the country—a direct result of climate change—brings the adequacy of safety and performance standards into question. Are solar installations prepared for the increased frequency […]