Author Archives: Gary Easton

Solar Panel Art Raises Awareness and Money for Developing Nations

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The Solar Panel Art Series* was started to raise awareness of the potential for solar power in developed and developing nations. For the series, artists were commissioned to create works of art using solar panels as the medium. This year’s Solar Panel Art Series is being called the Transition Edition to call attention to the transition that the […]

Solar Power and Public Transportation

solar power and public transportation

Bus stations don’t have to be second-rate, as this one in Tilburg, Netherlands demonstrates. Cepezed Architects have designed a bus station that is elegant and self-sufficient. The structure consists of a steel framework covered with ETFE-foil. The lighting is fitted above this foil. During the day, the awning filters the sunlight, while during the dark hours, it […]

Shipping Container Turned Solar Powered Medical Clinic

Shipping Container Turned Solar Powered Medical Clinic

Student researchers in Arizona have created a way to bring medical care to areas in desperate need. It’s a solar powered medical clinic inside a shipping container. The container is 40 feet long and 9 and half feet high. Arizona State University student Cody Van Cleve is part of the team that created this containerized […]

Spring Into Solar

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4 Reasons Spring is a Great Time to Go Solar You will be All Set for Summer. Solar installation is more involved than having a central air conditioning unit installed, so it’s important to allow more time for it. Bank Your Excess Energy Credits Shorter Solar Installation Wait Times Solar Tax Incentives are Shrinking Spring is the Perfect time to get your Solar […]

Rooftop-Mounted vs. Ground-Mounted Solar Panels

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A new solar project is installed every 2.5 minutes, and yours just may be the next one. One of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make before getting started, though, is between rooftop-mounted panels and ground-mounted. Ground-mounted solar panels can be installed anywhere on your property — including the front, side, or backyard — whereas rooftop-mounted […]

Maintain Your Solar System Year Round

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Solar panels require very little regular maintenance. Generally, any failures that do occur are related to electricity production or corrosion in the wires that tie your system to the inverter, rather than with the panels themselves. Remember, though, that solar panels produce electricity only if the sun is shining directly on them. Any obstructions from […]

The Cost Benefits of Schools Going Solar

benefits of schools going solar

As solar has entered the mainstream in the past decade, corporations and institutions with massive energy bills have started to realize how much money they can save by switching to solar power. There’s already a strong case for residential rooftop solar, but you can make an even more convincing argument for solar in the commercial sector […]