1. Why Is Solar Energy So Groundbreaking?

    Why is solar energy so groundbreaking? "Solar panels are coming down dramatically in cost per watt. And as a result of that, the total amount of solar energy is growing, not linearly, but exponentially. It’s doubling every 2 years and has been for 20 years. And again, it’s a very smooth curve. There’s all these arguments, subsidies and political battles and companies going bankrupt, they’r…Read More

  2. Is My Home Worth More With Solar Energy?

    Installing panels can boost your home’s property value. By How Much Does Solar Increase Your Property’s Value? The National Renewable Energy Laboratory offers a useful guide when determining how much your property’s value will go up. According to its research, each additional $1 in energy bill savings (from your solar installation) adds $20 to your home’s total value. This rule of thumb va…Read More

  3. Hurricane Prevention Tips

      What to do in case of a Hurricane Begin listening for storm updates or check National Hurricane Center updates at www.nhc.noaa.gov. Fill the car’s gas tank and keep it topped off. Fill propane tanks for gas grills and camp stoves. Check your battery-powered equipment. A radio, lantern, flash lights... get candles preparedness plan with your household: Refill prescriptions. Stock canned fo…Read More

  4. Ultra-Stable Perovskite Cells Signal Dawn Of A Solar Age

    It doesn't look like much, but the straight line on the graph showing no reduction in electricity production means that the stacked silicon cells on the left are on the verge of changing the world. MK Nazeeruddin/EPFLOne of the last barriers to exceptionally cheap solar power has fallen, a paper in Nature Communications reports. A perovskite solar cell has been demonstrated to work for more than 1…Read More

  5. With 161 gigawatts of capacity added, 2016 was a record breaking year for renewables, study says

    Last year saw 161 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power capacity installed, a new report from the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) says. According to the Renewables 2017 Global Status Report, released on Wednesday, solar photovoltaic represented roughly 47 percent of capacity added, followed by wind power and hydro, which accounted for 34 and 15.5 percent respectively. Glob…Read More

  6. New York to procure $1.5 billion worth of renewable

    The largest-ever state renewable energy solicitation is just one of the moves that the Cuomo Administration has taken in response to U.S. President Donald Trump exiting the Paris Agreement. To say that U.S. President Donald Trump’s moves regarding the climate and energy are controversial may be something of an understatement. The reality TV star turned world leader’s combination of blistering …Read More

  7. United States Added 2 Gigawatts Of Solar PV In 1st Quarter Of 2017

    The United States solar industry installed an impressive 2 gigawatts of new solar capacity during the first quarter of 2017, with prices falling to ever-new lows, including utility-scale systems dropping to below the $1 per-watt barrier for the first time. These are the key findings from the latest US Solar Market Insight Report published this week by GTM Research and the US Solar Energy Industrie…Read More

  8. Ecobee4 is the hottest new Alexa-enabled thermostat, and Amazon has a sale you won’t want to miss

    There are dozens of smart thermostats that can be controlled by Amazon’s virtual personal assistant Alexa, but only the ecobee4 Alexa-Enabled Thermostat with Sensor can actually replace your Amazon smart speaker. That’s right, instead of just responding to Alexa commands, the ecobee4 has Alexa Voice Service built in, so you can use it instead of an Echo.…Read More

  9. Switching To Solar From Coal Would Save 52,000 Lives A Year In USA (+ How To Save The Coal Miners)

    Researchers from Michigan Technological University (MTU) recently published a study, “Potential Lives Saved by Replacing Coal with Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Production in the U.S.” According to the study, ditching coal in favor of solar power would save nearly 52,000 lives in the United States each year. The deaths arise from such medical conditions as asthma, lung cancer, other pulmonary…Read More