Solar Energy Articles

  • Ellen Williams: The future of energy innovation

    As director of the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy, Ellen Williams plays a pivotal role in cultivating and guiding energy technology discovery and development in the United States. Ensia recently invited Williams to share her views on what we should watch for in the wide world of energy innovation in the months and years to come. What in your ...


    By Ensia

  • Smart Electric Vehicle Charging Saves City Money - Case Study

    Challenge Located between San Francisco and Sacramento, the City of Benicia is an ideal place for electric vehicle (EV) drivers to stop and charge should their cars be low on range. However, the city’s existing infrastructure took four-to-six hours to fully charge a vehicle. In an effort to provide a better option for commuters, and draw additional visitors to Benicia’s ...


    By Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

  • Solar in Massachusetts

    Massachusetts is known for being the landing place of the Mayflower, home to the first subway, and birthplace of four presidents. But one thing residents may not be aware of is that their home state was ranked sixth nationally for producing solar energy in 2016. Massachusetts has a proud history of ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • 5 Reasons to Go Solar Today

    Homeowners everywhere are enjoying the cost savings and environmental benefits of solar power.  Going solar has never been easier, and never more popular. So why should you go solar today? Save Money Many homeowners don’t realize the savings they can reap by installing solar panels on their roof.   ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • Robert Kennedy Jr. goes solar with NRG Home Solar

    When Robert Kennedy Jr. moved to his Malibu, California home he wanted to put solar panels on his roof as quickly as possible. “We have a big household – we have seven children. My kids always have friends here so there is a lot going on at this house and there is substantial energy used.” There were several reasons he wanted to go solar. “You’re doing ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • Bill Walton Talks About Going Solar with NRG Home Solar

    NBA great Bill Walton encourages us all: Power your house with solar for all the practical reasons—and for all the right reasons. “I made the commitment that I would work to help bring every person access to clean power. That is the future. We all have to make the choice to be part of the future, to have clean air and clean water so everyone can move forward in life. And it all starts ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • Double nomination for AES Solar

    AN installation handled by our team at AES Solar is in the running for a national award. And we are also delighted to have been selected as a finalist for a local business award too. We will find out if our installation for Craigdon Mountain Sports at the Pentland Outdoor Centre in Edinburgh has won the Sustainable Scotland Award in ...


    By AES Ltd

  • Solar Glossary of Terms

    If you are new to the solar world, there are a few phrases you need to master in order to expertly navigate your way to the best solar installation for home. Here is a brief explanation of all the terms you may encounter during your solar journey. Energy Audit This is an audit conducted by a professional that measures electricity usage in the home. The results allow homeowners to ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • A Special Salute to Veterans

    Veterans Day serves as a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of our country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.  On this special day, we salute all veterans and in particular want to recognize the growing ranks of veterans working in solar. For the solar industry, which is one of the fastest growing sectors in the U.S., Veterans ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • 5 Things to Know Before Going Solar

    The US Department of Energy predicts that 3.8 million homes will be solar-powered by 2020. Are you thinking about going solar? Here are 5 questions to consider before making the leap. What incentives are available? Solar has become affordable in recent years, with payment options now offered to homeowners based on tax incentives and legislation on a state-by-state basis. ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • 3 Myths About Home Solar You Might Actually Believe

    Solar is becoming a mainstream option for many homeowners, but sadly misinformation still lingers about this renewable technology.  We scrutinized three persistent myths about home solar to share the truth behind the rumors. Myth 1: Solar doesn’t work in cold, cloudy, or foggy climates Fact: Solar panels work well in ambient light and can ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • Home is where the sun is

    The numbers stack up nicely: Three Staten Island homes, three rooftops, 62 solar panels and 19,236kW of projected energy generated each year. All three newly-solar-powered homes are neighbors, and they all switched to solar power with NRG Home Solar on the same day. But what do the numbers really mean, and how do they translate into energy savings? We’re glad you asked. (Even ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • Top U.S. Solar States

    Solar is on the rise in the United States. As of March 2016, Solar Energy Industries Association released figures showing the top states for solar power. Here are a few states that are shining bright when it comes to solar. New York New York has ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • Want to improve wind and solar power? Bring them together

    By combining intermittent renewable energy sources through hybrid projects, developers are taking advantage of the strengths of each. What’s keeping solar and wind power from fully taking over the electric grid? For starters, the sun only shines during the day. Wind blows intermittently, is ...


    By Ensia

  • Solar Glossary of Terms

    If you are new to the solar world, there are a few phrases you need to master in order to expertly navigate your way to the best solar installation for home. Here is a brief explanation of all the terms you may encounter during your solar journey. Energy Audit This is an audit conducted by a professional that measures electricity usage in the ...


    By NRG Solar LLC

  • Solar Glossary of Terms

    If you are new to the solar world, there are a few phrases you need to master in order to expertly navigate your way to the best solar installation for home. Here is a brief explanation of all the terms you may encounter during your solar journey. Energy Audit This is an audit conducted by a professional that measures electricity usage in the home. The results ...


    By NRG Solar LLC

  • Goldilocks and the Certification Review Course

    Once upon a time, there was an EHS (Environmental, Health, and Safety) Professional named Goldilocks. Goldilocks worked for a shipping company. She was a valued member of the management team, and she was well respected by her co-workers. One day Goldilocks decided to enhance her career by becoming a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). She knew she needed to submit an application and pass a ...


    By Bowen EHS, LLC

  • Top U.S. Solar States

    Solar is on the rise in the United States. As of March 2016, Solar Energy Industries Association released figures showing the top states for solar power. Here are a few states that are shining bright when it comes to solar. New York New York has ...


    By NRG Solar LLC

  • CSP cost forecasts undervalue benefit to future grid balancing

    CSP generation costs could drop to $77/MWh by 2025 but storage and hybrid solar plants can provide further value by following load, Jose Alfonso Nebrera, Director of Spanish engineering firm ACS SCE, said at the MENASOL 2016 conference on May 26. Global renewable energy expansion is reducing the cost of solar and wind energy while increasing grid intermittency and the need for ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Types of Solar Power System for your Power Needs

    Frequent power cuts, shortage of electricity and slow power generation are some of the growing concerns that the world is facing.  It’s time now to look out for alternatives for generating electricity. Without electricity, life comes to a standstill and it’s impossible to imagine a day without it. Thus, alternatives for electricity are needed. One such alternative is the solar ...


    By Blue Sail Energy Solutions

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