Solar Now America

The start of a new energy revolution.

solar-panel-maintenance
0

Google Joins With SolarCity To Help Homeowners Get Solar Panels

It may already be too late, and the effort too small, to make a significant difference to climate change, but it’s still worth doing. If only we had legislators who tackled issues like this: If you to want to install solar panels on your roof but haven’t yet because it’s too expensive, Google really wants…

Continue Reading

install-solar
0

San Antonio takes different tack on solar energy

San Antonio is one of the leading cities for solar energy in the United States, with photovoltaic systems on nearly 2,500 roofs and a solar farm in the works that will power the equivalent of 70,000 homes. Leading the effort is Doyle Beneby, the CEO of the city-owned utility, CPS Energy, which not only instituted…

Continue Reading

solar-energy
0

Solar panels made with ‘perovskite’ mineral are cheaper and more efficient than ever before

ew generation of solar panels made from a mineral called perovskite has the potential to convert solar energy into household electricity more cheaply than ever before, according to a study from Briain’s Exeter University. Super-thin, custom-colored panels attached to a building’s windows may become a “holy grail” for India and African countries, Senthilarasu Sundaram, one…

Continue Reading

Solar-Panel-Installation
0

Here’s who wants to sell you solar, and why

Rooftop solar companies are morphing into quasi-utilities as they sign up hundreds of thousands of customers to buy green energy for decades to come. Leading the way is SolarCity, which has seized one-third of the booming household solar market and booked $4.1 billion in future payments from its customers. Like numerous rivals, SolarCity offers air…

Continue Reading

solar panels
0

Can SolarCity Crack The Code Of Boosting Business Beyond Solar Homes?

The commercial market is a hard one to crack, though. Solar companies in this market have repeatedly told me how difficult it is to scale compared with the residential market. There’s no standard size or process for engineering and installing projects, which vary widely in scope and the types of roofing materials involved. There are…

Continue Reading

0

Forget roofs, are solar roads the next big thing?

In most communities, solar cells typically do the brunt of its energy-harvesting atop roofs. It’s here that the implementation of the technology has been most practical, where the conversion of sunlight into electricity can be carried out unabated. And while the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that installing solar panels on every home in America would produce 3.75 trillion…

Continue Reading

solar energy
0

World’s Largest Solar Array Set to Crank Out 290 Megawatts of Sunshine Power

Global climate change is here, and it’s only going to get worse, according to a White House report released on Tuesday. To combat rising sea levels and blistering summers, the Obama administration has been pushing for clean, renewable energy sources that cut down on carbon emissions. Now one of its projects is poised to pan…

Continue Reading

0

Obama renews commitment to develop solar energy despite setbacks

President Barack Obama praised Friday measures taken by his administration to develop solar energy in the United States, despite attacks and setbacks from his Republican opponents. Obama, who is concluding a three-day fundraising tour of California, announced commitments to develop solar energy and energy efficiency by more than 300 private and public sector groups in…

Continue Reading

solar energy
0

Solar Energy Is Heating Up Tech — Even When The Sun Goes Down

The scientific press is abuzz with an April 13, 2014, paper in Nature Chemistry, which describes research performed at Harvard and MIT that would allow one to capture solar energy during the day when the sun is shining and then discharge it at night as heat. Although it’s off to a promising start, will this innovation be able to…

Continue Reading

solar energy
0

How to Generate Solar Power Where the Sun Don’t Shine

Solar power, it goes without saying, requires solar radiation, which if you’re thinking like a solar traditionalist means a shining sun. But the key to upending that sort of conventional thinking about how we sip “free” energy from the massive thermonuclear fusion reactor seething at the center of our solar system — and, critically, store…

Continue Reading

1 2 3 36