Viewing: Cliff

Naperville, Illinois Woman Raises Questions about Smart Meters

In many communities throughout the world, smart meters are being installed with absolutely no fanfare. According to a recent news story in the Chicago Tribune, “the devices are capable of using wireless signals to relay detailed information about an individual consumer’s power consumption.” Moreover, they’re designed to be highly efficient. The utility companies as well […] Read more

There is More to Solar than Panels

Solar panels for electricity and hot water are nothing new but this article will look at numerous other options available using the sun’s energy. Let’s start with solar shingles. They are both a roof shingle and a solar panels each shingle being a mini electrical generator that will produce electricity with an output of approximately […] Read more

How Does Thin Film Solar Panels Stack Up to Other Panels?

Revised 5/6/2013 – Thin Film Solar (TFS) panels may be the latest technology in solar power, but they are not necessarily better in terms of their power delivery, a researcher has said. “From a materials point of view, TFS panels that are in commercial production are not fundamentally more efficient than the latest Silicon (Si) […] Read more

Solar Kits; The Magic in the System are the Panels

Solar panels have to be the most magnificent discovery in modern times short of the computer chip. 2nd best discovery, simple solar kits that any homeowner can tackle. Imagine the possibility of a endless supply of electricity hitting the earths surface every day that can power the world many times over. Sunlight is made up […] Read more

Outback Power’s New Integrated Battery Rack

As the demand for renewable energy increases, the needs of home and cabin owners are rapidly evolving as well. OutBack Power, a company that has set the standard in off-grid and grid tied solar systems has come out with a new battery cell that easily fits into their new integrated pre-build battery rack. OutBack is […] Read more

Magnum Energy MS4448PAE E-Panel Power System, Home Emergency Backup Power at its Best

Home emergency backup power that is so simple even the weekend DIY can tackle it with ease. Magnum MS4448PAE E-Panel System is shipped pre-wired and ready to hang and connect with all the essential protective electronic devices with a very small footprint. Magnum /Midnite Solar E-Panel power systems are ideal for applications with minimal to […] Read more

Bimodal Solar Will Keep The Home Lights Burning During a Utility Blackout

When the grid goes down during and emergency blackout, it is very difficult to do anything without electricity in your home today. If you already own a solar system did you know that in the event of a power outage your home solar system will be disconnected from the grid? This is all the more […] Read more

Home Plug-and-Play DIY Solar Kits, Install Smart

We had an interesting conversation about home plug-and-play DIY solar kit with a customer from Florida this week. The Floridian was asking about our DIY home solar kits with micro-inverters and could he just rig a plug that just connects via an outlet. This is not an uncommon question and when the inquiry was directed […] Read more

No Electricity, No Power, No Food, No Solar Emergency Generator

It seems that nasty weather is becoming more the new normal these days. Unusual hurricanes, snow storms, floods that cut off whole towns are increasing in number and ferociousness. From lights in your home to powering hungry electronics it is very difficult to do anything without power these days. Power blackouts can have very serious […] Read more

Solar in Traffic? How’s This for a Simple Turn-Key Solar Ground Mount Solution

Now here something you do not see everyday. Pre-engineered ground mount solar that exemplifies how innovative ideas can use a proven system and re-smith it in an entirely new way. This is a picture I took traveling to a home job site near Los Angeles. This ground mount solar array is traveling south on highway […] Read more

Non-Profit Solar Panel Installer to Install 50 Systems in 5 Days.

Grid Alternatives is a non-profit that trains and leads teams of volunteers installing solar panels on low-income families homes throughout California. YingLi Solar Company or Yingli Green Energy, is one of the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (PV (which is a fancy word for solar)) manufacturers, which markets its products under the brand “Yingli Solar,” […] Read more

We Have to Fight for Solar While We Speak About the Risks of Energy!

Last night when I got home from work I turned on the evening news and was immediately confronted with the story that will dominate our headlines for days no doubt about the fate of the Solyndra Solar Company. The news channel could not wait to jump on the struggles of this American solar companies fate […] Read more

1 2 5