Megawatts surge

Residential storage companies installed 48.7 megawatts/112 megawatt-hours in Q2, up 10 percent from the previous quarter, according to the new Energy Storage Monitor report released Thursday by Wood Mackenzie and the U.S. Energy Storage Association. That marks the fifth consecutive quarterly deployment record for residential storage, something that larger battery segments have never achieved. That’s […]

Ocala Electric surges with new solar power supply

The Florida Municipal Power Agency’s project is one of the largest municipal-backed solar projects in the country. Ocala is among the first cities getting power from two new solar energy farms that went online Tuesday, but it’s going to cost more in the short term. The solar farms are part of a partnership between the […]

Happy 50 th Earth Day! Solar Power leads the way

Earth Day Solar Power

ARP Solar is excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! The rise of Solar Power is one of the biggest changes over the past 50 years, we found this great video from Stanfords School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences as the reflect on the solar changes and impact on the Earth

New world record for the highest solar conversion

Solar output record

Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have fabricated a solar cell with an efficiency of nearly 50%. The six-junction solar cell now holds the world record for the highest solar conversion efficiency at 47.1%, which was measured under concentrated illumination. A variation of the same cell also set the efficiency record under one-sun […]

Energy CFOs Say Solar Will Be the Most Dominant Form of Alternative Energy by 2023

Solar power to be most dominant energy

In a new study, Energy Goes Green, released by BDO, energy sector CFOs reported that solar power will be the most dominant form of alternative energy in the United States by 2023. The study details forces driving the transition towards alternative energy sources. The survey features the thoughts of 100 CFOs at oil and gas […]

Should you replace your roof before solar panels are installed?

Roofing types for solar panels

Solar power and solar panels installed on your roof are more and more common on residences with over 3 million current installations in the U.S. and that number is expected to more than double by 2023. But do you need a new roof before you put solar panels on? Most solar panels last 25-30 years […]

Planning Your Survival Solar System

Survival Solar Power

Plan your system according to meet your estimated emergency power needs. The number of batteries will depend on how many panels you use and maintain sufficient amp-hours to run the inverter at the level required to power your appliances. Two types of batteries that work best for solar power storage are golf cart types and deep […]