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

Hawaii Electric Company Backs Of Grid Tied Solar Installation Requirements

The larges utility producer in Hawaii recently announced it was relaxing one of the requirements for home solar grid tied installations for its customers. As of Oct. 1, residential and some commercial customers on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island with new grid tied solar systems of up to 10 kilowatts will not be required […] Read more

Iowa is Quickly Becoming the New Solar Panel and Wind State

Iowa is a surprising comer for solar installations. A state senator wants Iowa to spend $3.1 million to fund an infusion of solar panel energy capability at the University of Iowa.  The proposal could save the university about $100,000 annually in energy costs, create short-term jobs, reduce carbon emissions and be a step forward for […] Read more

Off-Grid Living; Appliances and Energy Conservation

If does not make much sense to spend money on an off-grid system without first looking at energy efficient appliances. The use of efficient appliances and lighting, as well as non-electric alternatives, can pay large dividends after designing your off-grid system and its time to plop down the money. Living off the grid using low […] Read more

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