Blog Archives

From Guest Blogger Derek Lotts: How to Choose the Perfect Solar System for Your Home

The situation with climate change, increased pollution and uncontrollable resource exploitation is getting out of hand, so more and more people are turning to renewable energy sources such as solar power. However, in order to get the most out of

Posted in Photovoltaics Tagged with: , ,

From Guest Blogger Simon Stevens: What You Should Think About When Installing Solar Panels

When considering to generate your own energy, solar panels are a popular choice due to the ease of installation, maintenance and you save money whilst reducing your carbon footprint (you can check your carbon footprint here). But before installation, there’s

Posted in Photovoltaics Tagged with: , , , ,

Breakthrough in Solar Energy?

I had a pleasant call with a woman from Chicago just now, who sent me this document, outlining an invention in solar energy ostensibly made by a gentleman in South Korea.  Upon reviewing it, I wrote: Thanks, but this is

Posted in Photovoltaics Tagged with:

Good and Bad News in Solar PV

2GreenEnergy super-supporter Gary Tulie sent me this article on U.S. solar installations and notes: “Good, but not good enough.” He’s right, of course.

Posted in Photovoltaics Tagged with: , , , ,

From Guest Blogger Anica Oaks: How Improved Solar is Making a Huge Impact on the Green Movement

The green movement continues to grow, spurred by innovations in a variety of industries. Continued developments in the automobile, energy and recycling industries lead the way in influencing people to adopt a greener way of life. Many of these developments,

Posted in Photovoltaics Tagged with: , , , , ,

China Tearing the Roof Off Solar Energy Installations

We’re rightfully skeptical of anyone who claims to understand the inner workings and true motivations of the Chinese government.  Sure, they’re investing big in renewable energy, but why? Positive PR on the world stage?  Appeasing the people who are dropping

Posted in Photovoltaics Tagged with: , ,

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

Posted in Photovoltaics Tagged with: ,

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

Posted in Photovoltaics Tagged with: , , ,

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,

Posted in Photovoltaics

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

Posted in Photovoltaics Tagged with:
Download a free e-copy of Craig’s first book, a #1 best-seller in energy on “Renewable Energy–Facts and Fantasies.”

Want to understand the thorny challenges in technology, economics, and politics that face the clean energy industry? Download the book.