Category Archive: Solar Power

Sep 20

Solar Power Becomes World’s Favorite

Solar eclipses all other new types of electricity generation in 2016 to become the world’s favourite, says GlobalData Solar has become the world’s favorite new type of electricity generation, with more solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity being installed than any other generation technology according to GlobalData, a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics. The company’s …

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Sep 04

Bringing Rooftop Solar Back to Nevada

Nevada Commission Delivers on Promise by Legislature and Governor, Restores Rooftop Solar Opportunity, and Rebuffs NV Energy’s Request to Continue Anti-Solar Rate Structures Nevada Public Utilities Commission issues key decision in implementing rooftop solar Today, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) issued a key decision implementing AB405—a bill which passed the legislature with bipartisan …

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Aug 17

Solar Farms-The Home Depot Converting 50 Rooftops

ATLANTA, August 17, 2017 – The Home Depot® today announced the addition of solar installations at 50 stores as it continues to expand its alternative energy portfolio, essentially creating mini solar farms out of unused rooftops. The project will reduce electricity grid demand by an estimated 30 to 35 percent annually at each Home Depot …

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Aug 16

Solar Power/Security Monitor

Chilicon Offers Solar Industry First: For Total Home Automation, Chilicon’s Cortex Gateway Monitors / Integrates Both Solar and Security LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Chilicon Power (chiliconpower.com) has modified one of its core products to function as both a solar monitoring unit and a home security center, a feature set with no solar OEM precedent. The …

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Aug 16

SOLAREDGE TO LIVE BROADCAST SOLAR ECLIPSE FROM ITS PV MONITORING PLATFORM

Fremont, CA — August 16, 2017 —SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, will LIVE broadcast from its monitoring platform the tracking of the total solar eclipse. The LIVE view is possible with the Company’s PV monitoring platform, which leverages its nearly 300,000 monitored solar energy systems …

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Aug 15

Solar Eclipse in Europe Shows Grid Operators Can Be Successful with Renewables

by Alex Perera and Colin McCormick – March 31, 2015 As electric grids around the world rely more and more on solar and wind power, there are concerns about how they’ll handle renewable energy’s sometimes inconsistent generation. Unlike conventional power plants, which produce energy on a fixed schedule, renewables can’t be fully controlled because they rely on the available sunlight and wind …

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Jul 18

Renewable Energy Will be the Cheapest Energy Available by 2020

CAN’T TOUCH THIS! Renewable Energy Will be the Cheapest Energy Available by 2020 By: Laureen Peck, VP Marketing, Solar Energy World New research from Morgan Stanley estimates that renewables will be the least expensive source of power in the world in less than three years. “We project that by 2020, renewables will be the cheapest …

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Jun 23

Solar Shingles Ready For Prime Time?

Recently, Tesla announced that orders would begin to be accepted for the long anticipated solar shingles Elon Musk has been promising. Despite the hype, our analysts have concluded that solar roof shingles are not presently an efficient or cost-effective way for homeowners to go solar. This article will explain why. Starting later this summer limited …

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Apr 24

Roof solar installations and solar power in the house: An option for every household?

Most new home owners or those who are taking the well-being of our planet into consideration are familiar with the words, “solar roofs”. These roofs are made out of solar shingles or panels that get installed on the roof of ones house. Solar shingles can be called photovoltaic shingles and they look like and function …

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Apr 12

Solar Umbrella – Keeping You Cool and Powered at Beach

Leaf for life: A re-imagined beach solar umbrella, one which produces energy and no longer blows away The “Leaf for Life” umbrella is a patented French invention with an innovative design, which uses the wind to anchor it securely to the ground.  With its solar panel, “Leaf” can also produce enough energy to charge a …

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Mar 29

Solar Power Briefcase – Solar Power on the go

Solar Power Briefcase for keeping you ready to go with portable power Whether you live remotely and need access to power off the grid or you just want a good safe source of backup power should things go wrong in the event of a natural disaster having some sort of solar power for generating power …

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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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