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The sonnenBatterie: What You Should Know

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Mar 28, 2017

A new home energy storage solution has been popping up and it’s been getting a lot of attention. “Oh, you must be talking about the Powerwall, right?” Wrong! We’re talking about the sonnenBatterie

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Topics: Solar Technologies, Solar Information, Solar Electric, Green Energy Solutions

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

Tesla’s Powerwall 2.0: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Nov 11, 2016

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.

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Topics: Solar Technologies, Company News, Solar Electric

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: Solar Technologies, Commercial Solar, Green Energy Solutions

Perovskite Solar Cells: Pt. 2

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Oct 28, 2016

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.

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Topics: Solar Technologies, Solar Technical, Solar Electric

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

6 Solar Myths - Busted!

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Oct 13, 2016

America’s solar industry is going through a record-breaking period. Just this year, it’s expected that the number of solar panels installed will rise 94 percent from 2015, and solar panel jobs are increasing exponentially. We’re finally on our way to more sustainable and renewable lifestyles. But even though solar panel demand continues to grow and installation prices dropped, people still have some misconceptions about what it means to go solar.

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Topics: Solar Technologies, Solar Information, Saving with Solar

Solar-Powered Airports Are Taking Off

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Oct 11, 2016

It’s common enough to look out your airplane window as you’re moving down the terminal lanes. You’ll usually see a lot of concrete. Maybe some grass. But what if that space was used for solar panels?

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Topics: Solar Technologies, Solar Electric, Commercial Solar, Saving with Solar

Does Solar Work in a Blackout?

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Oct 6, 2016


With Hurricane Matthew on its way and the potential of many other storms on the horizon, it’s important to stay prepared for extreme weather and the possibility of losing power, not having enough food, and running out of water. 

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Topics: Solar Technologies, Solar Information, Solar Electric

Energy Department Announces Solar Decathlon 2017

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Aug 30, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 student design competition (yes, it’s a mouthful), will take place in early October 2017 in Denver, Colorado.

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Topics: Solar Technologies

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