Diamond Batteries: The Next Big Thing

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Dec 1, 2016

Energy storage has had a lot of press, lately. Affordable home battery backup options with great efficiency are finally on the market and people are looking to buy them. But batteries still have a ways to go until they achieve peak energy storage.

 

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Topics: Solar Technologies, Green Energy Solutions

First Florida City Commits to 100% Clean Energy

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Nov 23, 2016

Move aside Los Angeles and San Diego--St. Petersburg is the first city in Florida to commit to making the transition to 100 percent renewable energy.

 

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Topics: Solar Information, Green Energy Solutions

Gloucester Cathedral Goes Solar

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Nov 4, 2016

The UK’s Gloucester Cathedral is going solar! Over 1,000 years old, the historic building has recently installed 150 solar panels in an effort to cut its carbon footprint. While many are celebrating the marriage between historic buildings and cutting-edge clean energy, others wonder if going solar could affect the architectural conservation of this (and other) monumental buildings.

 

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Topics: Commercial Solar, Solar Technologies, Green Energy Solutions

5 Tricks for a Scarily Low Energy Bill

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Oct 31, 2016

What a treat! To celebrate Halloween this year, we found a scarily effective infographic on how to keep your energy bill low. Get ready for 5 tricks and tips to save energy and money.

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Topics: Solar Electric, Saving with Solar, Green Energy Solutions

Eco-Friendly Home Becomes A Green Learning Model for Students

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Oct 19, 2016

The 125-year-old Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut, recently built a new eco-friendly home for faculty members to serve as a high-performance residence and learning space for students. The house, which features cutting-edge sustainable technology, has received multiple awards for environmental innovations, including the LEED Platinum certification under the Building Design and Construction rating system for Homes. It is the first building in Connecticut to achieve that status, as well as the first in the state to be certified as a Passive House by the Passive House Institute U.S.

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Topics: Green Energy Solutions, Solar Technologies, Saving with Solar, Solar Electric, Home Remodeling

Bullet-Proof Armor… Coming Soon to a Power Grid Near You!

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Oct 5, 2016

Back in 2013, utility power grids were protected by little more than a chain link fence. This ultimately was ineffectual against the Metcalf sniper attack, when gunmen fired on the Metcalf Transmission Substation in California, resulting in $15 million worth of damage. While the substation owners were able to prevent power outages, it was clear that a similar attack elsewhere could cause severe power outages.

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Topics: Green Energy Solutions

Solar Power’s Getting Woven into Fabric

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Sep 26, 2016

Fabric designer Marianne Fairbanks and Trisha Andrew, an organic chemistry professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, have teamed up to make solar fabric. While this isn’t anything new (solar fabric has been around for 15 years), Fairbanks and Andrew’s design is a whole lot sleeker and it works a whole lot better.

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Topics: Green Energy Solutions

3D Printing Could Save Coral Reefs

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Sep 16, 2016

It’s no secret that coral reefs are being dramatically--and negatively--affected by climate change. Ocean temperatures are rising and in these warmer waters, increasing acidification is leading to coral bleaching and death. And when corals die, so too does the life that depends on them… that is, a whole 25 percent of all ocean life.

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Topics: Green Energy Solutions

Why Don’t We Know the Leading Cause of Oil and Gas Spills?

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Sep 13, 2016

When the oil and gas industry spills or leaks toxic fluids like oil or chemically-infested wastewater into the ocean, local ecosystems can be damaged for decades. So why don’t we know why most spills happen?

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Topics: Green Energy Solutions

Tell Me About Tesla: Is the Powerwall Battery Worth It?

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Sep 9, 2016

There’s been a lot of news going around about the Tesla Powerwall Battery. Wall-mounted, with a clean design and smooth surface, not to mention that it’s coming from Tesla, you just know that this battery is going to work great and look even better.

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Topics: Green Energy Solutions, Company News

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