According to energy analysts, solar power is becoming the cheapest way to generate electricity, both in residential markets and internationally.Read More
Topics: Solar Electric
France’s minister of ecology and energy, Ségolène Royal, has recently announced plans to pave 621 miles of road with solar panels over the next five years. Yes, you read that correctly. The solar panels that you see on roofs of homes and commercial buildings will now go on roads… where people, bikes, and cars can walk, move, and drive over them.Read More
It’s accurate to say that Elon Musk and Tesla like being in the spotlight. They certainly deserve it with the range of products they have to offer. Powerwall 2.0, anyone? But now they’ve gone and announced something even cooler: Solar roofs.
This year’s election came with a lot of ups and downs. Of course, a big win for the solar industry happened when the sham solar Amendment 1 didn’t get enough votes to pass. Trump’s win for Presidency, meanwhile, brought consternation to a lot of people, including clean energy companies.Read More
It seems like it was just yesterday when Tesla came out with the Powerwall Home Battery. Wall-mounted, sleek, and smooth, this clean and aesthetic piece of technology gained a lot of press. Since the battery has been out, however, new designs and modifications have been made to it. The result? The Tesla Powerwall 2.0.Read More
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.Read More
We’ve talked about Perovskite Solar Cells before and we need to talk about them again.
In previous designs, researchers have used several elements when creating different forms of perovskite, a photovoltaic crystalline structure that’s thinner, more flexible, easier (and cheaper!) to manufacture than silicon crystals. But a new study has recently come out in the Oct. 21 edition of Science using very inexpensive and available materials to create the perovskite solar cell.Read More
A leaked audio tape has recently come out from the State Energy/Environmental Leadership Summit in Nashville (a utility-driven conference) where Sal Nuzzo, a vice president at the James Madison Institute (JMI) in Tallahassee, admitted that the utility industry is attempting to deceive voters into supporting Amendment 1. In the tape, he outlines the strategy used by Florida’s largest utilities to create, finance, and develop Amendment 1 as a pro-solar initiative, when it’s in fact the complete opposite.Read More