IS THE FUTURE OF SOLAR LOOKING BRIGHT?

Posted on May 27, 2017

IS THE FUTURE OF SOLAR BRIGHT

It is safe enough to say that it is common knowledge that Donald Trump—love him or hate him—is not the most enthusiastic president we’ve had about renewable energy. He has been quoted throughout the years as holding his reservations regarding the payoff of solar power in particular, questioning the return on investment. Barack Obama before him in contrast was openly more receptive to various forms of renewable energy, especially solar power with numerous programs and incentives to help encourage more to move toward harnessing the power of the Sun. So many people are asking, “Will Trump stop solar power?” and “Is the future of solar looking bright?” Perhaps it is important to consider the possibility that we are asking the wrong question.

Government by nature is but a dependent of the free market. Common men and women of business are the ones who create,...

Solar Installers in Portland, OR Explain How Solar Energy Saves You Money

Posted on May 21, 2017

Solar Panel Installers in Portland OR

Because solar energy isn’t just a phase that you go through, you need solar installers in Portland, OR who can help you get the system you need. This growing alternative is sweeping the nation and more and more individuals just like you are taking advantage of what solar installation companies can do for them. After all, who doesn’t want to save money each month on their energy bill by doing nothing more than having solar panels installed? With solar panel installation, it’s easier than ever before to keep more money in your pocket and do something positive for the environment at the same time.

Understanding How Solar Energy Works

With traditional power, your home gets its energy from the main power grid. You pay the utility company for the power your home uses. Depending on how much power you use and the time of day you use it, the utility company...

5 WAYS HOMEOWNERS ARE LOSING MONEY

Posted on May 20, 2017

5 WAYS HOMEOWNERS ARE LOSING MONEY.

A majority of homeowners are losing money every day due to small household issues they overlook. Here are our picks for the top 5 ways homeowners lose money.

1.) Insulation Issues

Insulation is used to trap in the heat and cold from leaving your home too quickly. Having proper insulation is key to maintaining a comfortable environment in your home.

A simple way to keep your home’s temperature from freezing while you have that heater cranked up or still hot when you’re blasting that AC is to take a look at your insulation. Make sure the walls and windows are sealed and undamaged. If your insulation is not there or damaged it's time to get new Insulation. This will keep your home comfy in all weather situations, which will save you money and keep your home energy costs down!

2.) Unmonitored...

SOLAR POWER IS BECOMING THE NEW AMERICA

Posted on May 19, 2017

Solar Power is Becoming the New America

It’s happening . . . Solar power is on the rise in America now in more ways than one! Due to the limits of coal and fossil fuel energy both in terms of supply and efficiency, more Americans are opting every day to reduce their carbon footprint and go green with solar energy. Time has shown harnessing the power of the Sun to be not only a viable option to meet modern-day home and business energy requirements but clearly the most cost-effective and sustainable path moving forward.

Let’s take a look at some of the Facts:

U.S. installations have increased by 17 times since 2008, going from 1.2 gigawatts (GW) to an estimated 30 GW today. This is enough charge to power 30 large nuclear power plants. (Imagine that!)

Prices are dropping. Since 2010, the average cost of solar PV panels has...

Solar Installers in Charlotte, NC Explore Nighttime Storage from Solar Panels

Posted on May 18, 2017

Solar Installers in Charlotte, NC

Our solar installers in Charlotte, NC often get asked a lot of different questions about the solar panel systems we offer. One of the questions is whether these systems are capable of working at night or not. Since the sun shines bright during the day, it makes sense that the solar panels are busy absorbing all of those rays and powering up your home with the energy it needs. But, what happens when the sun is no longer available to provide that power? Can these units still work like they did during the day?

Solar and the Overnight Hours

Since there isn’t exactly a whole lot of light at night, your solar panels aren’t going to be able to produce a lot of energy overnight. That is unless the moon is really bright. Then, you might get just a small amount of power from your system. Yet, your appliances are still getting adequate power. How is all of...

Solar to attract more investment than coal, gas and nuclear combined this year, says Frost & Sullivan

Posted on May 17, 2017

Solar Technologies

A new report by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan projects that in 2017 solar PV will attract more investment than coal, gas and nuclear power combined.

The report, titled the Global Power Industry Outlook 2017, examines power market trends, including investment and regional growth. The report deduces that this year, renewable power investment will reach $243.1 billion globally, with solar PV investment comprising $141.6 billion of that total, followed by wind.

Although solar prices continue to decline, as does the cost of wind power, renewable investment is booming at the expense of traditional power generation because clean energy increasingly offers more profitable project costs and benefits from stable regulatory support across the globe, the report finds.

By 2020, say the analysts, non-hydro renewable energies will account for 65% of all power generation...

Southern Company puts another 102 MW-AC of solar online in Texas

Posted on May 16, 2017

American Solar Farm
Southern’s Lamesa Solar Facility is the latest in a boom that is taking place across Texas, with over 1 GW-DC expected to come online this year.