Residential Solar Power Blog
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March 2nd, 2012 Posted by Feyth
Given all the variables involved, it’s not surprising that predicting the efficiency of solar panels over time is so challenging. Every residential solar photovoltaic (PV) installation is unique. The amount of sunlight exposure and air temperature may not only vary from installation to installation, but from day to day.
In order to warranty products, however, solar panel manufacturers require an estimation of a system’s life, which is a hugely important solar rating for homeowners to know. …continue reading How Long is the Average Solar Panel Warranty?
February 29th, 2012 Posted by Feyth
One day, windows are likely to provide the electricity for homes and businesses. Invisible solar technology took another step towards reality this week when New Energy Technologies announced that collaboration with scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) resulted in a 70-square-inch see-through glass solar module.
The solar window is over 14 times larger than other see-through modules made at the NREL, and the largest in the world so far. …continue reading See-Through Solar Panels Now One Step Closer
February 23rd, 2012 Posted by Feyth
For those who experience a disaster like a tornado or hurricane, losses can be heartbreaking. Rebuilding after a disaster not only typically requires a large financial investment, but a share of courage, resilience and determination, too.
Massachusetts is encouraging homeowners whose properties were devastated by last year’s tornados to take advantage of green technologies, products and materials as they rebuild their homes. The state is offering an additional incentive to their already long list of Massachusetts solar rebates that help make it affordable for homeowners to rebuild with solar. …continue reading Helping Homeowners Rebuild with Solar After a Disaster