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Solar Thermal Hot Water Heating Systems

Northern California Solar News – Solar thermal or as it is sometimes called, solar hot water heating systems, is a technology used for harnessing the sun’s energy for water heating. Water heating is the second highest energy cost in a typical household. Solar thermal water heating incorporating solar thermal is one of the most cost […] Read more

What is Photovoltaic Solar Energy?

When someone asks what I do for a living, my answer usually begins with “we mostly design and install photovoltaic systems in homes and commercial businesses”. Inevitably, the next response I get is “Hu? What’s that?” Honestly, it is a fair response to a seemingly complicated answer but thinking about solar generating electricity and Blue […] Read more

Brunton F-SOLRCON Solar Controller

A charge controller is a little but extremely important device that is used when charging most batteries but not talked about often because unlike solar panels a charge controller is not sexy. The Brunton Solar Controller portable battery Charge Monitor prevents your 10-watt or larger solar panels from overcharging your 12-volt battery. Even the best […] Read more

Solar Power for Hikers & Trekkers

When you are going to be off the grid and need to charge you’re iPod, cell phone or other small electronic device here are a few tips. The first step is to estimate your total power needs, and choose a solar panelrigid flexible solar chargers to match. Some common power Watt-Hours needed to fully charge […] Read more

Brunton Solar Flat Solar Charger

When electricity and gas are not an option and you need a power source, look to this Blue Pacific Solar and Brunton to fulfill your power needs. The 15 watt charger will keep your car, boat or RV battery in top condition for periods of non use without worry of overcharging. The weatherproof Solar Flat […] Read more