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15 hours ago

Carbon emissions and solar energy

Solar energy reached a tipping point in 2011. This was the year when the solar industry had saved more greenhouse gases than it emitted.

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Join the U.S. community solar cult

According to Forbes Magazine, there are about 320 GW of untapped solar potential in the United States alone! Sounds exciting, but there’s a catch; solar installers must think outside of the traditional solar box.

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Solar Prices Drop With Global Economic Changes

The solar revolution is an exciting prospect.  The notion that our purchasing decisions could lead to a cleaner planet, lower energy costs, and us becoming coolest people on the block with the latest technology, is, to say the least, exciting.  The future is bright.  The sun helps with this bright outlook.  Being the closest star to earth, we have the unique ability to harness its immense energy into our technology.  From solar powered flashlights to solar-powered homes, renewable energy is everywhere

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15 hours ago

What are greenhouse gases?

What are Greenhouse gases? The earth receives nearly all of its energy from the sun in the form of ultraviolet rays and or infrared rays. Around 50% of the energy contained in those rays is absorbed by gases and the rest is reflected back to the clouds.

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15 hours ago

Cleaning after solar panels are installed

Are your solar panels dirty? There are some situations where solar panels might need to be cleaned, but most of the information states that solar panels are easily maintained. We'll get to the best way to clean your solar panels in a minute. But first, let's look at when and why you might need to invest in solar panel cleaning equipment or hire a professional cleaning service.

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16 hours ago

Greenhouse emissions and solar energy

What are Greenhouse gases? The earth receives nearly all of its energy from the sun in the form of ultraviolet rays and or infrared rays. Around 50% of the energy contained in those rays is absorbed by gases and the rest is reflected back to the clouds. The gases that absorb energy are commonly known as Greenhouse Gases. One of their major roles is to maintain the ecosystem by keeping the earth’s temperature at a roughly constant level. In this article, we discuss how solar energy can help to reduce greenhouse gas

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16 hours ago

Should I Pay A Contractor To Install A Solar Kit Or Do It Myself?

any approved general, electrical or solar contractor can install a prefabricated solar kit. If you choose to hire a builder to install your solar kit, you should expect to pay about $1.00 per watt for labor, wire, conduit, fittings, breakers and other miscellaneous electrical elements to complete the solar system installation. For a 5kW (kilowatt) system, known as 5,000 watts, you can expect to pay $5,000 for installation

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16 hours ago

Buzz alert, Tesla solar roof is here

Newsblast; Elon Musk released the Tesla Solar program solar roof. The breaking news prompted an overhaul of the Tesla website. The solar roof is priced at $1,000 deposit to reserve your new solar roof. With this new buzz, comes scrutiny. There have been rumours that the Tesla solar tiles were more pricey than anticipated. Some in the solar industry, quite frankly, say it's overpriced.

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16 hours ago

Solar installation along with energy optimization

When you ask yourself the question to install a solar panel system at your home, there are going to be several questions on your mind. What company you should buy your panels from, How much is it going to cost, how large should your system be, and most importantly, can your roof support a solar panel system in the first place?

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16 hours ago

Solar power is older than you think

Many people believe solar and wind are new energy sources. In fact, they are two of our oldest. The predecessor to Stanford University Professor Mark Jacobson, who advocates “100 percent renewables,” is a man named John Etzler. In 1833, Etzler proposed to build massive solar power plants that used mirrors to concentrate sunlight on boilers, mile-long wind farms, and new dams to store power. Even electricity-generating solar panels and wind turbines are old. Both date back to the late 1800s. Media reported throughout the 20th Century that solar, wind, and batteries were close to a breakthrough that would allow them to power all of civilization.

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17 hours ago

What Are The Cheapest Solar Panel Kits?

Price matters for us all.  Have you ever wanted to upgrade your home from simple to fabulous?  We have all dreamed of that essential update on our road to home perfection.  Some seek extravagance, some seek practicality.  Whatever your tastes might be, we all would like more cash on hand to make these upgrades.  This line of thought is where solar comes in two-fold.  This home addition can at-once ad that grand-special feature of technological superiority, and also leave you with more cash in hand.  Again, when thinking of making a move to something as fresh as solar, we still need to pay attention to price.  Let's take a look at the cheapest solar panels around, and how this will help you to spend wisely    

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