Solar Energy

These blog posts will demonstrate how and where solar energy has become prevalent.

Solar Growth in the Big Apple

Wed, 2012-04-11 08:35

With a record 1,855 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity in the U.S. last year, solar power generation is on a rapid incline. Fueled by declining solar panel costs, numerous cities across the country are beginning to develop strategies to offset growing energy costs.

Solar Energy Basics

Mon, 2012-03-26 08:17

Studies have shown that among all the clean energy occupations out there, jobs relating to solar and renewable energy have shown the steadiest incline. In the last 10 years, solar photovoltaic (PV) jobs have remained in the top 15 sectors of green jobs growth.

NJ Finds Success in Solar

Thu, 2012-01-12 14:40

The Board of Public Utilities for the State of New Jersey released a memorandum on January 5 in which they analyzed the current solar programs in the state and provided recommendations for the next steps.

According to their report, there was 490.5 MW of solar installed throughout the state in 12,379 installations as of October 31, 2011. Of this capacity, 410.5 MW were net-metered systems either on customer’s roofs or ground-mounted installations and 81 MW were grid supply projects. The majority of the grid supply capacity was PSEG Solar for All projects.

Apple to Implement Solar Farm in N.C.

Thu, 2012-01-05 14:09

Known for their computers and portable electronics, Apple, Inc. has consistently sought to decrease its environmental impact through comprehensive green manufacturing to reduce carbon emissions. According to reports by the Charlotte Observer, Apple will continue its sustainability policies with preparation for a solar farm in Maiden, N.C. to power its recently opened data center. Permits issued by Catawba County show that Apple will reshape over 171 acres of vacant land, adjacent to their data center, for the project.

U.S. Fights for First in Solar Industry

Thu, 2011-12-15 08:30

Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently posed a variety of questions at the closing ceremony of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. He challenged attendees to think critically about the United States’ position in the solar industry and to not lose hope.

Solar Powers U.S. Island Territories

Mon, 2011-10-24 08:10

In an earlier blog post, Everblue employee Jamie Zelenak-Hyre recounts her experience in Hawaii, marveling at the abundance of solar power on the island. It seems this trend also extends to U.S. island territories, such as the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam. These locations are starting to utilize solar panels in an effort to cut down on their electricity expenses.

What Happened With Solyndra

Wed, 2011-09-21 11:47

I’m sure most of you have heard the news stories about the California-based solar manufacturer Solyndra. I’m sure you’ve heard they received a massive loan from the government and how this was a huge failure by the Obama administration. While we don’t have an opinion of the politics surrounding this issue, we would like to offer some feedback and help cut through to the key energy-related issues with this story. 

How Does Solar PV Work?

Mon, 2011-05-30 15:41

Everblue Solar EducationA little about Solar PV

What is Solar Energy?

Thu, 2011-01-06 17:50

Do you want to be a part of an industry projected to expand from $7 billion to somewhere between $30 billion and $69.3 billion by 2020? Then you need to understand solar energy. Even in our downtrodden economy, the solar industry is growing between 20 and 25 percent annually. Solar energy achieves a sustainable future by considering the Three-P’s of People, Planet and Profit.

So what are the nuts and bolts of solar?

Solar Paint Will Conserve Energy

Tue, 2009-11-24 13:39

Can white paint atop a roof reflect the sun's rays and conserve energy? Recent studies are looking into this hypothesis and finding that specialized paint will soon have this ability.

Silicon Ink, as it is called, can be 18 percent more efficient. According to Power and Energy Magazine, Innovalight Inc. is working with JA Solar Holdings Limited to commercialize this next-generation ink. Ultimately, off-the-shelf industrial printers will be able to print the ink solution onto any surface.