Renewable Energy and Agriculture

Renewable Energy and Agriculture

Many farmers already produce renewable energy by growing corn to make ethanol. An increasing number of farmers and ranchers are now adding to their incomes by harvesting the wind that blows across their land to make electricity. Renewable energy and farming are a winning combination. Wind, solar, and biomass energy can be harvested forever, providing […]

Costa Rica, A Pioneer Of Running Solely on Renewable Energy

costa rica running on renewable energy

You probably didn’t think it was possible but it’s true: for 75 days straight, Costa Rica ran on 100% renewable energy. Then, they did it again  in 2016 for 76 days straight. But that isn’t the only thing they’re doing in this field… Costa Rica is pioneering the future of running on renewable energy and […]

US On Verge of Solar Boom

US on verge of solar boom

The United States sits on the precipice of what could be a monumental solar boom set to play out over the next five years, with developers in the country having applied to build 139GW worth of large-scale solar projects as of the end of 2018. Announced at the start of 2019, pv magazine revealed that there was over […]

Solar Energy Helps Water Shortage

seawater turned to drinkable water through solar energy

According to FAO estimates, by 2025 nearly 2 billion people may not have enough drinking water to satisfy their daily needs. One of the possible solutions to this problem is desalination, namely treating seawater to make it drinkable. However, removing salt from seawater requires 10 to 1000 times more energy than traditional methods of freshwater […]

A Look At Solar In 2019

solar outlook 2019

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the solar market is exploding right now, with plenty of new solar energy sources and energy storage solutions being announced. And in the wake of new federal buy-ins, such as the U.S. Department of Energy’s recent pledge to contribute $53 million to new photovoltaic (PV) and solar energy projects, it’s […]

Supporting the Solar Community

American Solar Energy Society

Established in 1954, the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that advocates for sustainable living and 100% renewable energy. They share information, events and resources to cultivate community and power progress in the U.S. and beyond.  As the U.S. section of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), they work with individuals and […]

Using a Solar Generator

Solar generators for beginners

Generators have been an instrumental equipment in houses or areas that face a lot of fluctuations in electricity levels. Generally, you have seen that these generators work on electricity but with the use of solar energy, you now get a solar generator that does not use electricity to power the different appliances in the house. It operates […]

New Home Solar Laws To Increase US Solar Base By 2045

Solar to increase in the US on new home builds

If other states follow the California proposal to require solar on all new home builds, the United States could have three times as much solar power as it does now, reckon analysts at Environment America who have produced a new report on the issue. Installing solar panels on all new US homes built from 2020 to 2026 […]

Is the Solar Industry Secure Enough for Smarter Technology?

solar inverter

As smart inverter requirements proliferate, cybersecurity needs to keep pace. The solar industry’s relentless focus on cost has been very effective. Most major global utility solar PV markets now have prices below $1 per watt. This is down from more than $1.50 per watt in 2015, thanks in large part to lower prices for components […]