Tag Archives: solar

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 […]

A Solar Farm in Chernobyl? Ironic or Symbolic?

A Solar Farm in Chernobyl_ Ironic or Symbolic_

A new solar-electric farm has opened in what might seem like an ironic location: about 300 feet from the remains of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which suffered a meltdown in 1986, a disaster that ultimately killed thousands of people and spread radiation across Europe and Russia. But it’s symbolic, rather than ironic. Following the breakup of […]

First Solar’s Ohio Modular Manufacturing Plant Will Be Nation’s Largest

Ohio Solar Plant

First Solar’s Ohio module facility will produce thin film PV panels. The 1.1-million-sq-ft First Solar Modular Manufacturing Plant planned for Lake Township, Ohio, will be the single largest thin-film solar module manufacturing facility in the U.S. when it’s completed in late 2019. The largest manufacturer of photovoltaic panels in the U.S., Tempe, Ariz.-based First Solar […]

5 Amazing Benefits of Residential Solar Panels

rooftop solar

Solar energy is a renewable and sustainable form of energy. The fact is that we will never run out of solar power during our lifetime. It’s the most clean, pure, and natural source of energy to generate electricity. Over the past few years, many homeowners were skeptical of the benefits of solar energy. They are […]

Tesla Brings Power to Puerto Rico

Rebuilding Puerto Rico

Tesla is bringing power to Puerto Rico. The territory has been working to rebuild its energy infrastructure after a series of hurricanes last year, with Tesla’s solar energy efforts playing a big role in this recovery effort. On Sunday, CEO Elon Musk revealed the company is currently working on a staggering 11,000 projects in the area. Puerto Rico […]

Law Firm Installs Solar Panels to Help Low-Income People Save

How a D.C. law firm installed solar panels to help low-income people save on utilities Ninety-three million miles from Earth is the Sun — the source of all life, shining for the benefit of everyone. Only in the District does it take a labyrinthine bureaucracy and an army of lawyers to make it pay. Jeff […]

Fascinating Solar Energy Facts for Children

Fascinating Solar Energy Facts for Children Are your kids asking questions about solar energy? Solar energy is something all kids should understand. After all, they can’t really miss it – it’s all around us! You might be surprised how much your kids already know about solar energy. Maybe they’ve spotted solar panels on their friend’s roof or […]

Health & Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy

Homeowners and utilities alike are choosing solar energy at a faster rate than ever before in the United States. The explosive growth of solar power is partly a result of the falling cost of solar panels. Rebates and incentives have also contributed to the United States’ biggest year ever for solar. But decreasing costs are only one […]

Solar Power Is Burning Bright. But It’s Hardly Twilight for Fossil Fuels.

Solar Power Is Burning Bright. But It’s Hardly Twilight for Fossil Fuels. Solar panels are everywhere: perched on thatched roofs in rural Kenya, helping Indian farmers pump groundwater for their fields, and powering United States military bases. Solar power accounted for more than a third of all electricity generated from energy sources that came online in […]

The Solar Industry Responds to the Increasing Intensity of Natural Disasters

Weather patterns have always been considered when determining solar system lifetimes and performance. Safety is also considered when establishing installation guidelines and product standards. The recent intensity of natural disasters across the country—a direct result of climate change—brings the adequacy of safety and performance standards into question. Are solar installations prepared for the increased frequency […]