Archive for the ‘Solar Products’ Category

Which Type of Solar Panels Should You Purchase?

October 6, 2011 Posted by

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As advancements in solar technology continue, solar companies continue to announce new solar panel models, using terminology that can leave the average homeowner feeling dazed and confused. You may be tempted to leave the choice of the solar panels completely up to your solar installer.

If you’ve chosen a reputable solar contractor with a proven history of excellence, like one you can find here through CalFinder, you can feel secure that you’ll get a quality product, but …continue reading Which Type of Solar Panels Should You Purchase?

Get Ready for the Solar Shingle Craze

June 3, 2011 Posted by

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In Midland, Michigan, construction crews are preparing to deliver what may very well be the future of clean energy: solar shingles.

Dow Chemical Co., perhaps the biggest leader in solar shingles manufacturing, is building a new facility for production of the Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles, with which they hope to capture a $5 billion market share by 2015.

I’ve had a love affair with solar shingles since they first hit the market in 2005. They’re able to solve many …continue reading Get Ready for the Solar Shingle Craze

Marines Take Portable Solar Chargers into Battle

May 13, 2011 Posted by

marines portable solar panelsPortable solar chargers have become relatively cheap and readily available, and can be a lifesaver if you need to charge your phone or tablet on the go. For Marines in the field, the devices can be literal lifesavers: troops rely on a whole host of electronic devices to do their job, and, normally, have carried spare batteries with them (3-4 days worth). That creates a lot of weight on individual Marines; …continue reading Marines Take Portable Solar Chargers into Battle