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Thin Film Solar

Flexible Thin Film Solar Benefits

by solarguru
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Flexible thin film solar modules have been available for several years. The models available in today’s market embody similar efficiency ratings as those familiar to traditional fixed solar panel systems. They are flexible, as the name implies, and very lightweight, especially when compared to traditional rigid solar panels. Their inherent flexibility and peel-n-stick application make them the perfect product for anything that traditional solar panels would be unsuitable for. First generation flexible thin film solar products employed non-crystalline amorphous silicon. These early models were both lightweight and flexible, but they also provided a less than desirable power output, averaging a [...]
Totem

The Future of Urban/Suburban Community Solar

by solarguru
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One of the things coming to urban/suburban communities for the summer of 2017 is Totem. In what looks like a futuristic street lamp, Totem combines the ability to harness and store solar energy with 4G and WiFi capabilities. Additionally, the Totem solar platform will be capable of charging hybrid vehicles, as well as provide street lighting, all in one conveniently redesigned product that will be integrated into the existing environment. Totem: A futuristic platform for emerging smart cities Totem hopes to transform the solar industry by integrating smart utility products within emerging smart communities and cities. Energy, transportation, and communications [...]
Solar Tracker

Pros & Cons of Solar Trackers

by solarguru
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If you are thinking about investing in solar power, then you may also need to consider investing in a solar tracker system; however, before you can do that, you need to know the benefits of installing them, as well as the potential disadvantages associated with them. During the early years of renewable energy, residential solar panel installation normally consisted of mounting them to south facing roofs. There was very little installation done anywhere else on a residence. Today we have the advantage of solar tracker systems that allow the panels to be arranged in an array that can be maneuvered [...]
Solar Pros

Pros & Cons of Going Solar

by solarguru
Solar energy is derived from the sun. To use this energy solar panels are required. Solar panels convert solar energy into the conventional power we are all familiar with. Solar panels are traditionally mounted on south facing rooftops for residential solar systems. As solar technology has continued to improve, more countries are looking at converting to solar for the purpose of reducing dependency on fossil fuel reserves. Residential home owners employ large scale solar arrays to reduce monthly bills from conventional service providers. Under optimal operating conditions, residential solar systems will also provide surplus energy back to the traditional grid, [...]
Residential Solar

5 Reasons to Invest in Solar

by solarguru
Are you currently considering installing solar equipment, but haven’t made the decision to get off the fence and make the investment? If you have the finances to invest in solar technology, now is the right time to do it…and here are five reasons we think you should get on board with your alternative solar energy project. Excellent Home Investment Opportunity: Solar panels are an excellent home improvement investment opportunity. They offer advantages for the short term as well as the long term. Unlike other home improvement opportunities like installing a metal roof, enlarging a closet, redecorating the bathroom, etc., solar [...]
Solar Tech

The Cost of Solar Continues to Drop

by solarguru
According to recent reports from the Solar Energy Industry Association, the United States currently has the solar energy capacity to provide power to over 6 million homes. The cascading cost of solar energy equipment continues to boost the popularity of this alternative energy platform. The solar industry has recently experienced rapid growth rates, averaging a 43{214553009cdd43935fdcb0df8f884cc9f4ed9e6e1b7c09281dd4de8f07817868} increase with each successive year. The SunShot Initiative developed by the DOE (Department of Energy) aims to bring costs for solar into a competitive price range with traditional grid supplied services by decade’s end, which is just 3 short years away. The initiative calls [...]