Category Archive: Solar Power

Mar 28

Lawrence Family Development, Inc. and Solect Energy Partner to Install Rooftop Solar Array

LAWRENCE, MA – March 27, 2017 – Lawrence Family Development, Inc. (LFD), a 501 (c)3 (nonprofit) that includes four major programming areas—including a Massachusetts Commonwealth charter school district that supports language and cultural values important to families in the Lawrence community—recently contracted  Solect Energy, the Commonwealth’s  leading commercial installer of solar energy systems, and PowerOptions …

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Feb 08

Avoid Buyer’s Remorse! 7 Decisions to Make Before Installing Solar

Although mainstream usage of solar panels used to be limited to the modern pocket calculator, the technology has advanced enough to accommodate the needs of today’s homeowner. While the current generation of panels may be quite affordable and efficient, there are a number of crucial decisions to be made before committing to a home renovation …

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Jan 09

2017 United States Solar Power Rankings

2017 United States Solar Power Rankings (click the image for a larger version) Welcome to our annual state rankings report Hey folks! 2016 was a hell of a year, huh? Nowhere was that statement more true than in the solar industry. We’ve been through the ringer this year, with some big victories and big defeats. …

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Jan 06

25 kW Solar PV System For School

Epiphany School Installs 25 kW Solar PV System through Partnership with Solect Energy DORCHESTER, MA – January 4, 2017 – Epiphany School, an independent, tuition-free middle school dedicated to serving children from economically disadvantaged families, has partnered with Solect Energy of Hopkinton, MA to install a 25 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system on the roof …

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Jan 03

Solar Lights for Those in Need

Bright Books Campaign from BrightBooks on Vimeo. A Good Story and Cause – The Bright Books Story At Bright Books, for every pair of journals purchased, we give one solar light to those in need. Our journals are high-quality, stylish and representative of the people we serve. You get 128 pages for notes and musings, …

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Dec 23

Solar eBook – Bill Walton

Bill Walton encourages us all: Power your house with solar for all the practical reasons—and for all the right reasons Read the riveting story about Bill Walton’s comeback from catastrophic spine collapse to become an unabashed solar evangelist. “When I was lying on that floor with my spine problem, I asked myself: ‘If you ever …

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Dec 16

Private Rooftop Solar Milestone  

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced the company will soon reach a milestone of 2,409 megawatts of installed private rooftop solar capacity on the energy grid, representing more than 275,000 solar customers in Northern and Central California. PG&E expects to reach this state-mandated limit for its current rooftop solar program this …

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Dec 14

3 Reasons President-Elect Donald Trump Won’t Kill the Solar Industry

Solar Industry Power in the USA On the campaign trail, Donald Trump made it clear that he favored coal and natural gas, wanted to kill energy regulations, and that he thought wind and solar power were too expensive. In fact, at a May 2016 press conference Trump said, “I know a lot about solar, the …

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Nov 23

Solar power could become cheaper and more widespread

Solar cells can be made with tin instead of lead, Warwick scientists find Breakthrough to make solar power cheaper and more commercially viable Solar power could be used in mobile phones, laptops and cars A breakthrough in solar power could make it cheaper and more commercially viable, thanks to research at the University of Warwick. …

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Oct 27

Rooftop Solar Panels For Arena

VIVINT SOLAR INSTALLS MORE THAN 2,700 ROOFTOP SOLAR PANELS AT VIVINT SMART HOME ARENA   Solar array represents one of the largest rooftop solar energy systems among indoor sports venues in the United States   http://origin-qps.onstreammedia.com/origin/multivu_archive/PRNA/ENR/Areahypew-music.mp4 Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR), a leading full-service residential solar provider, today announced the installation of more than 2,700 rooftop …

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Sep 26

Saint Lucia is Making a Big Commitment to Solar Power

The Government of Saint Lucia has a target of generating 35% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. This pristine island currently depends on dirty diesel generators for power, but has ambitious goals to revolutionize its economy with solar, wind, and geothermal energy. Solar represents the easiest attainable resource, and Saint Lucia is already famous for its …

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Sep 15

Best Solar Panels for Off Grid Systems

Looking for the best solar panels for off grid systems? Need to know what to buy and which is the best system. These videos will guide you to the knowledge you need to be a solid consumer if you are going to integrate solar to your off grid lifestyle.   Stupid-Easy Solar for Going Off …

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Sep 15

The Truth About Solar Power

This video “The Truth About Solar” gives a very interesting tour of the solar landscape in 2016 and looks at the future of solar power development.   Source: For a long time, solar power has been very much hated from a cost-benefit standpoint but things are starting to turn around for the technology. Around the …

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Aug 31

Higher Wind and Solar Generation in the Eastern Power Grid

NREL opens data to help planners and regulators understand implications of higher wind and solar generation August 31, 2016 – A new study from the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools to model, in unprecedented detail, how the power grid of the …

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Aug 24

Energizing Veterans for Solar Careers

Solar Jobs For Veterans As we all know leaving the military after fighting for our country can bring a variety of problems for veterans to cope with in the outside world. Jobs can be hard to find, adjusting to life can be difficult. So it is refreshing to see efforts being made to help get …

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Jul 26

Solar Impulse

Flight to the future: Solar Impulse shows we can run the world without consuming the earth Embed from Getty Images By Ulrich Spiesshofer, President and CEO, ABB Solar Impulse has made history by completing the first flight around the world in a plane powered only by energy from the sun. Its achievement is a tremendous …

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Jul 11

Five Fire Stations in North San Diego County Now 100 Percent Solar-Powered

  Installations by Sullivan Solar Power with Kyocera solar panels projected to save over $65,000 annually   San Diego, Calif. (July 11, 2016) – The North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD or District) has powered up five separate fire stations and one maintenance facility in northern San Diego County to run entirely on solar electricity, with …

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Jun 29

San Diego First to Reach California’s Solar Cap

San Diego is California’s first territory to reach major solar milestone SAN DIEGO – June 29, 2016 – Today, San Diego beat larger metro areas including San Francisco and Los Angeles to become the first city in California to reach the solar cap in their utility’s region. Solar in San Diego has become a $1 …

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May 18

Does Going Solar Make Sense For Your Home in New York?

  For numerous good reasons, home solar power is becoming more popular all the time, but is it right for your home? With the expense of solar panels dropping, and the cost of other energy rising, solar power can be a wise investment for your home.  It can raise the appraised value of your property, …

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Mar 24

Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency

Perovskite materials can recycle light particles – a finding which could lead to a new generation of affordable, high-performance solar cells. Depiction of photon recycling inside the crystalline structure of perovskite. The study shows that perovskite can reabsorb photons that are regenerated inside the material, a feature which could enable researchers to break through the …

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