What a treat! To celebrate Halloween this year, we found a scarily effective infographic on how to keep your energy bill low. Get ready for 5 tricks and tips to save energy and money.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Topics: Solar Electric
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!Read More
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.Read More
Topics: Solar Electric