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Solar Grid Parity, The Break-Even Point For PV Is Beginning To Emerge

Solar in California is reaching that all important target of grid parity, or the point where photovoltaic electricity is as cheap or cheaper than conventional electric power. As solar capacity increases and demand in solar energy continues to be strong, the cost of installed photovoltaic systems continues to drop at an accelerated rate driving us […] Read more

Middle Class Homeowners Are Buying Solar In Larger Numbers

With rising energy costs and solar home installation panel prices falling, governement solar tax incentives and rebates as high as they have ever been in history is it any wonder that solar ownership for middle America is rising? Maybe not. In a recent statistic, 42% of upper middle class homeowners are considering installing solar photovoltaic […] Read more

Capturing Solar & Putting It To Work In New Ways To Make Electricity

The sun puts out enough solar energy in one hour to power the entire earth for a year. That is some serious power. That being said, why aren’t we universally using solar to power everything? The fact is, usually, capturing the suns solar energy and putting it to work in the form of electricity is […] Read more

Harvesting Solar Power To Make Clean Drinking Water Pakistan

Portable Solar power is used all over the world lighting the darkest regions of Africa and now providing clean drinking water for the Pakistan flood victims. Eco friendly portable solar can be adapted to almost any application where electricity is need. We love this example of solar creativity with a portable twist. Entrepreneurs at Water […] Read more

The Revolution toward Implementing Green Solutions… Solar is the Way to the Future in the USA.

Solar Technology Information – Yesterday we saw a exchange of comments on the Northern California chapter Green Building Council in which a real estate person was advising a consumer to consider solar as a last consideration when choosing a home. One forward thinking engineer jumped in the exchange of ideas and commented that that was […] Read more

Being Army-Strong for Solar, New Military DOD Solar

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently selected the team of ACCIONA Solar Power and the Clark Energy Group to develop a massive solar energy project. The first phase alone consists of five sites over 21 square miles, which will produce a cumulative 500 megawatts (MW) of power at the Fort Irwin military complex, located […] Read more

Mobile. iPad & Laptop Portable Battery Booster.

Most laptop batteries are manufactured by all the leading companies in the market like Samsung, Toshiba, Panasonic, Acer, Compaq, Dell, Gateway, HP, IBM, Sony, last but certainly not least, the new hot Apple iPad. We had a friend recently join the Peace Corps and wanted to find a way to reliably charge his iPad battery […] Read more

Batteries / The Future of Energy Storage Technology

Do you find batteries exciting? I bet you don’t, but when you realize how central they are to the clean tech revolution, you’ll be intrigued. Batteries, along with emerging technologies such as ultra-capacitors and flywheels are at the heart of energy storage – the ability to store enough energy to power electric transportation and solve […] Read more

Sacramento Solar Climate Change Brawl

Watching Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO last night is one of few TV shows I try and not miss because to learn something new, you need to get smart people with conflicting opinions at the table then get them to fight. Once again the topic of climate change came up and they continue […] Read more

Solar Batteries, AGM, Gel Cell, Sealed Alkaline Batteries, Islanding

Solar batteries store power generated from the sun and discharge the power as needed for later use. Portable solar batteries, off-grid or a simple backup rechargeable battery operates on fundamentally the same principles and many parts of the discussion can apply to both portable solar and fixed solar system. In a photovoltaic system, solar batteries […] Read more

Solar Powered Backpacking

Have you ever risen early, walked into the Grand Canyon and watched God paint a grand picture? We just returned from our annual Grand Canyon backpacking vacation adventure and though I am familiar with most parts of the canyon, it never disappoints. Instead of worrying about battery power, this year we went all rechargeable batteries […] Read more

California Solar Laws

California Solar Energy Laws – Great news for California Homeowners. In October 2009, Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 920, the California Solar Surplus Act of 2009, which requires utilities to pay consumers for solar electricity that they generate over and above their home needs. What that means to you is if you decide to go solar […] Read more

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