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From Guest Blogger Solar Energy World: Are Solar Shingles Ready for Prime Time?

Recently, Tesla announced that orders would begin to be accepted for the long anticipated solar roof shingles Elon Musk has been promising. Despite the hype, our analysts have concluded that solar shingles are not presently an efficient or cost-effective way

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Smiles All the Way Around: Solar Plus Storage Equals Tomorrow’s Energy Solutions

Is there anyone who didn’t see this coming? The developers of large solar PV arrays have all begun to implement energy storage, as the cost of lithium-ion battery technology continues to fall (along with the cost of solar itself). There

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Reports on Renewable Energy (Or Anything Else) Can Be Misleading

Here are the results of a horrifically flawed study of rural regions in India that concludes that the availability of distributed solar energy fails to increase personal wealth. I’m always amused by experiments that prove nothing, or, in this case,

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From Guest Blogger Justin Jersey: Installation of Solar Power Systems-A Pre-Preparation Guide

Too overwhelmed by the amazing benefits of solar panels and want to get a solar power system installed on your rooftop? Well, slow down. Do not rush in. They may be very efficient and may profit you a lot after

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From Guest Blogger Lana Hawkins: Solar Energy Use–Six Ways You Can Use Solar Power

Mankind has embarked on a millennial long search for the perfect energy source when our ancestors learned how to rub two stones together to ignite fire. Several thousand years’ worth of carbon emissions later, we might be closer to the

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22nd-Page News: Germany Sets Solar PV Record

Right now it’s tough to get excited about anything else than the single most bizarre thing that’s ever happened in U.S. history, i.e., the firing of the FBI Director, the totally incredible reason provided for it, and what appears to

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From Guest Blogger Anica Oaks: Four Ways Science Has Revolutionized Solar Tech in the Last 10 Years

The chief obstacles to bringing solar power to mainstream consumers have been low efficiency, storage, and high cost compared to conventional energy grids. Solar panels require hundreds or thousands of photovoltaic cells to capture sunlight, convert it into electrons, and

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From Guest Blogger Wiktoria Jablonska: Albert Einstein–The Father of Solar Cells [infographic]

Solar energy is being regarded as the power source of the future. The existing and emerging technologies that use sunlight to generate electricity are considered the cleanest renewable energy source available. Most importantly, it’s a potential solution to the ongoing

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From Guest Blogger Emie-Claude Lamoureux: First Self-Consumption Solar Energy Project in Girona Province, Spain

A small town in Catalonia has financed a self-consumption solar installation through crowdlending services.

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From Guest Blogger Becky Evans: What Types of Businesses Can Benefit from Solar Panels?

Absolutely any business can significantly benefit from solar panels. Big or small and across all industries, if you have a roof over your business then it is more than likely that your company can save with Solar PV. Commercial roofs

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