Solar Panels

New Strides in Gathering Solar Power at Night!

New Strides in Gathering Solar Power at Night!

An April 2022 publication in the Applied Letters in Physics notes that new research from Stanford University is gaining way to obtain solar energy from nighttime skies. By modifying commercial-grade solar panels, researchers were able to harvest a small amount of electricity at night through a process called radiative cooling. “We tend to think of…

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Drawing Solar Panel Energy at Night

Drawing Solar Panel Energy at Night

Solar panels work with help from the sun, which provides light converted to power. Photovoltaic cells absorb the sun’s energy, converting it to DC electricity, and a solar inverter converts DC into AC electricity to use throughout the building. Optimism is growing around how solar panels can continue to generate a substantial amount of energy…

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Solar Growing for American Utility Grid

Solar Growing for American Utility Grid

According to the 2021 Utility-Scale Solar Report published by the Lawrence Berkeley National Library, large solar installations delivering energy to the electrical grid are on the upswing. During 2020, the sector boasted 14 gigawatts (GW), equivalent to 73 percent of all new solar power. Solar power was the second-largest source of electricity-generating capacity additions in…

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Solar Power 101

Solar Power 101

Solar energy development is still a growing and evolving subject. If you are curious to learn more, then keep reading to discover and solidify your solar power knowledge. It’s Almost 200 Years OldSolar power might be an up-and-coming technology in today’s day and age, but it’s actually been around since the 1800s. French physicist Edmond…

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DOE Set to Standardize and Automate Solar Permit Process

DOE Set to Standardize and Automate Solar Permit Process

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has launched the Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus (SolarAPP+) tool to solve the problem of providing contractors with a standardized permit process. The program is a free, web-based platform that allows local governments to expedite their review and approval process pertaining to residential solar installation permits. The SolarAPP+…

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