Keeping up with the evolving energy industry can be tough. We’re here to help break it down for you. Across the world, cutting-edge advancements in renewable energy are mitigating climate change. Costs are declining, accessibility continues to grow, and innovative solutions are combating the negative effects of antiquated energy practices. It’s an exciting time in
First, there were solar panels on rooftops. Then entire farms were dedicated to solar power. Now, solar has reached water. Meet floating solar! Floating solar farms, otherwise known as floating photovoltaics, or “floatovoltaics,” are harnessing energy where no other power plants have ventured. At its base, floating solar is no different from a solar farm
What exactly is community solar, and what does it mean to enroll in a local solar farm? Learn the basics of community solar here. What do you think when you hear of solar power? Panels on top of roofs? Environmentally-friendly energy that you would like to have one day, but probably won’t get right now?
For decades, we’ve been heating our homes with costly fossil fuels. These methods of home heating are unpredictable in pricing each month. Newer, cheaper technology is making some wonder: how can we move away from these home heating methods to one that makes environmental and financial sense? Introducing: passive solar heating. New homes don’t need
44 solar energy statistics that reveal just how quickly solar is growing–and what kind of impact it’s having on the American environment and economy. The Fundamental Solar Energy Stats As of the end of 2018, the U.S. had 64.2 GW of installed solar–enough to power 12.3 million American homes. Solar energy accounts for 1.6% of
Solar Star, America’s largest solar farm, provides enough clean energy to power over 250,000 homes. What does all that solar power look like? Solar energy comes in all shapes and sizes, from single-panel-powered gadgets to rooftop solar systems to solar farms. Even within these categories, there’s plenty of room for diversity. Take solar farms, for
A version of this post originally appeared on Solar Power World. Despite the threat from tariffs, data from the Smart Electric Power Association (SEPA) shows community solar capacity has astoundingly doubled to 730 MW in 2017. As of today, community shared solar is available across 42 states, yet you will find that contract terms vary
The future of solar energy is looking bright. Recent developments in the energy world have experts saying that solar will, before long, replace fossil fuels to become the leading energy source of the future. Its advantages have been convincing enough that everyone seems to be jumping on board— from households to big businesses, from environmentalists to
Solar energy: It’s clean. It’s renewable. It’s cheap. But can it be beautiful? Solar enthusiasts know all these things to be true, but in general, solar panels aren’t known for their aesthetic appeal. As more and more solar farms are installed around the world, developers are getting creative, and making their projects more picturesque than
Solar is driving a jobs boom in America and making our energy systems more affordable and sustainable. Now is no time to impose job-killing tariffs–but the we know that the industry will persist and continue to expand regardless. Last Thursday, NASA reported that our planet had just experienced its four hottest years in human history.