Visitors know the Hawaiian islands for many things: ample sunshine, beautiful beaches, and friendly people. Residents know these things as well, but also are all too aware of high electricity prices, and an aging electrical grid dependent on foreign oil. LED lighting retrofits are an easy and affordable solution to Hawaii’s energy costs.
Nissan has partnered with Eaton, a US corporation, to bring residential storage battery systems to customers in the UK. We’ve reported on this partnership a few times over the years, but the product — xStorage — is now close to hitting homes. There’s also a business-scale product available. There are already 850,000 rooftop solar systems […]
By Casey Moothart Many people (including myself) have probably wondered something like the following: with solar panels becoming so cheap, why can’t we all put panels on our roofs and go 100% renewable? The obvious answer is that nobody would have any electricity at nighttime. But the issues involving the integration of photovoltaic solar into […]
A team of female high school engineering students at San Fernando High School have collaborated on the design of a solar powered tent to provide shelter for the homeless. The girls utilized insulated fabric and solar panels for their tent design, which also includes a safety locking system and a UV system to help sanitize it. […]
The latest report ranks New Orleans 9th among US cities for installed solar power per capita, thanks to a commitment to solar power made by the city council 3 years ago.
A new office building in Edmonton, Canada will feature 500 solar panels on the south wall and large windows on the north wall. Together they are expected to meet 80% of the building’s energy needs.
Scientists in Korea have claimed a new world record for the efficiency of the perovskite solar cell they have created in the lab. They think the breakthrough will contribute to a wider acceptance of PSC in the commercial world.
Swedish Solar of Orlando, Florida is the only company offering a solar panel awning system for the exterior of buildings. They can provide solar power for homes that are not suitable for traditional rooftop systems while adding beauty to any home.
The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory has published a landmark report extensively detailing component and system-level cost breakdowns for residential PV solar systems equipped with energy storage.
The United States’ largest dedicated residential solar company announced this week that it is expanding its home solar service into the state of Wisconsin, which represents the first time a national residential solar company is serving the Midwest.