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

Leaked Audio Reveals the Truth Behind Sham Solar Amendment 1

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Oct 26, 2016

A leaked audio tape has recently come out from the State Energy/Environmental Leadership Summit in Nashville (a utility-driven conference) where Sal Nuzzo, a vice president at the James Madison Institute (JMI) in Tallahassee, admitted that the utility industry is attempting to deceive voters into supporting Amendment 1. In the tape, he outlines the strategy used by Florida’s largest utilities to create, finance, and develop Amendment 1 as a pro-solar initiative, when it’s in fact the complete opposite.

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Topics: Solar Information, Company News, Solar Electric

19 Newspaper Editorials Who Oppose Amendment 1

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Oct 21, 2016

Find out if your city supports solar!

Amendment 1 will be on your November ballot. Don’t be misled; this is NOT a pro-solar measure. Instead, it is a deceptive amendment backed by monopoly utilities, which seeks to stifle solar energy and keep Floridians captive power consumers.

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Topics: Solar Information, Company News, 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

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 the potential for hurricanes in the state of Florida, 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

The Asia Super Grid is Coming

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Sep 22, 2016

Entrepreneurs in China, Russia, South Korea, and Japan recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding towards developing the Asia Super Grid. It will interconnect areas around their countries, transmitting electrical power from solar panels.

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Topics: Solar Electric

Solar Is Growing… Fast!

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Jun 17, 2016

Greentech Media (GTM) and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) teamed up in a 2016 Q2 Solar Market Insight report that illustrates just how much headway solar is making in the U.S. No longer shadowed by other kinds of electrical generation, solar actually added more electric capacity in the first quarter of 2016 than was added by natural gas, coal, nuclear, and wind industries combined!

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Topics: Company News, Solar Electric

U.S. Solar Jobs Exceed Oil and Gas for the First Time

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Jun 10, 2016

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) just released a report detailing the number of U.S. solar jobs compared to the number of oil and natural gas extraction jobs of the last year. What’s exciting about it? There are now more solar jobs compared to oil and natural gas for the first time ever.

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Topics: Solar Electric

Should I Wait to Get PV Panels?

Posted by Superior Solar Team on May 26, 2016

Every day you hear about a new technology that’s out. Upgraded smartphones, self-driving cars, even robot Walmart greeters. We’re constantly improving. One technology that’s continuing to develop? Photovoltaics. Although the first solar panel was developed in 1954, It’s a relatively new market, and it’s always improving. With new PV technology coming out all the time, you might be wondering: Should I wait to get PV panels?

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Topics: Solar Electric

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