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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 […]

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 […]

South America’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic Project

South America’s ‘largest’ solar photovoltaic project is up

South America’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) facility will officially open soon.The 475 MW chunk of the Sao Goncalo solar PV plant, in the northeast of Brazil, had been connected to the grid and would be able to produce more than 1,200 gigawatt hours annually when up and running. Work on an additional 133 MW section […]

NYC now requires solar panels on new homes

NYC now requires solar panels on new homes

Staten Island Local laws 92 and 94, which took effect last November, requires “any roof undergoing major construction be covered in either solar photovoltaic (PV) panels or a green roof system (covered in vegetation).” The law applies to new construction, vertical and horizontal extensions, and major modifications to the roof requiring a permit. “Climate change, […]

2020 Solar Trends

Solar trends for 2020

With a widespread interest in renewable energy and green living, it is no surprise that solar energy is becoming a popular option for homeowners and businesses. There is enough solar capacity in the United States to power 13.5 million homes.  According to the International Energy Association, renewable energy capacity will expand by 50% from 2019 […]

Tips for Solar Panel Installation

Solar panel installation can save thousands in energy costs. Here are a few tips to help you get started when considering solar panels.

Solar panel installation can save thousands in energy costs, reduce your carbon footprint, and add value to your home. What started out as a home improvement has grown to a vital component of clean energy and green living initiatives. The thought of undertaking a project like a solar panel installation can seem daunting. Many are […]

Los Angeles Approves Largest Solar Plus Storage in the U.S.

Los Angeles Approves Largest Solar Plus Storage in the U.S

In September, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Commissioners voted to approve a power purchase agreement for a solar power plus energy storage facility in Kern County, California. The LADWP commission approved the project and sent it to the City Council for a final approval from the mayor. On November […]

Farm Land and Solar

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An increasing number of farms are adding solar power to their operations. The cost of solar has declined in recent years thanks to the popularity of the renewable energy source, enabling more solar across the country. Agricultural land has become a popular location for solar farms that provide renewable energy to communities and the farm […]