Solar Energy

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

Solar Eclipse: Starting an Energy Conversation

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Thu, 2017-11-09 14:29
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Three-year-old Olivia was annoyed at her older sister, Katie, for forcing her to watch the something Katie kept calling a “solar eclipse,” rather than allowing her to watch her favorite cartoons.

While the rest of the adults around her kept talking about the significant event happening, Olivia didn’t understand why it was such a big deal. She just wanted to play with her dolls and watch her cartoons.  Read more: Solar Eclipse: Starting an Energy Conversation »

Top 10 States for Solar Energy

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:48
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In-depth research from the Frontier Group was released last week regarding the top states that helped drive America’s solar energy boom in 2014. The report, which is the third annual of its kind, analyzes the policies in each of the top states and explains why these programs helped to grow the solar energy industry.  Read more: Top 10 States for Solar Energy »

7 Things to Consider Before Going Solar

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:39
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The rise of solar power means individuals, communities, our society, and the earth can reap the benefits of renewable energy. This is such an exciting time for us as we embrace personal responsibility, lower energy bills, and just the plain satisfaction found in being resourceful enough to harness the free and reliable power of the sun. But before you jump in headfirst, make sure you are well-versed on the initial investment, the type of system you specifically need, and how to get the most out of solar power.  Read more: 7 Things to Consider Before Going Solar »

How Can Solar Help with LEED Certification?

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Thu, 2018-03-29 09:24
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The LEED standards have been updated since the publishing of this post. For the most up-to-date information, please enroll in a LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course.  Read more: How Can Solar Help with LEED Certification? »

6 Key Sources of U.S. Renewable Energy

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Thu, 2018-08-02 19:24
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Advancements in technological innovations in the renewable energy industry have yielded a growth of stronger energy production capabilities. According to the U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA), renewable energy supply continues to increase on a yearly basis, spread out among various renewable energy sources. What are these sources, and how is energy produced? In the following section, we will review the many areas of renewable energy sources currently utilized in the United States as well as the forecast for the future.  Read more: 6 Key Sources of U.S. Renewable Energy »

5 Reasons To Invest In Solar Energy

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Fri, 2018-06-15 16:46
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As discussions about renewable energy heat up in the national discourse, many individuals are wondering about the benefits of solar technology to U.S. Energy Independence. Ultimately, there are several reasons why alternative energy solutions, like solar power, will greatly impact economic and ecological structures. Below are five specific reasons why solar power is an important investment:  Read more: 5 Reasons To Invest In Solar Energy »

Solar Energy Basics

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Fri, 2018-04-20 13:28
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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.  Read more: Solar Energy Basics »

Solar Paint Will Conserve Energy

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Thu, 2015-07-16 12:25
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Thu, 2011-06-16 22:07
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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.  Read more: Solar Paint Will Conserve Energy »