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 https://youtu.be/8bzN3JD8B7Yhttp://

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 […]

Another Major City Goes Solar

Another major city adds solar

Milwaukee city officials announced on Tuesday plans to build the largest solar energy system in the city’s history. The 8-acre project will be located close to General Mitchell International Airport, roughly 10 miles from downtown Milwaukee. “This project is a real win for Milwaukee, for the planet and for national security,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett […]

Nevada Utility NV Energy Goes “Solar Plus Storage” in a Big Way

Nevada Solar Power

Customers of Nevada utility NV Energy are going to be getting a lot more electricity from utility-scale “solar plus storage” power plants in the near future—an anticipated 1.2 gigawatts (GW) of solar power generation and 590 MW of battery-based energy storage capacity to be precise. NV Energy recently awarded developers contracts to build out three […]

A Californian Startup Has Created an EV That Never Needs Charging

EV That Never Needs a Charge

An electric car with 1,000 miles of range per cycle and that you never need to plug in to recharge. How does that sound? Impossible? Yeah that was our first thought too, but Californian startup Aptera Motors is adamant that its solar-powered and handily-named Aptera can manage that. You can see renders of the aerodynamic, […]

This Bill Gates Backed Solar Tech Could Beat Price of Fossil Fuels, Cut Emissions

Solar Tech Could Beat Price of Fossil Fuels, Cut Emissions

A startup backed by Bill Gates unveiled a breakthrough solar technology that could free heavy industry from fossil fuels. Heliogen, as the company is called, made itself known to the public with the announcement that it had developed a way to use artificial intelligence and mirrors to reflect enough sunlight to reach temperatures of more […]